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The people's platform : taking back power and culture in the digital age

Author: Astra Taylor
Publisher: London : Fourth Estate, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From a cutting-edge cultural commentator, a bold and brilliant challenge to cherished notions of the internet as the great leveler of our age. The internet has been hailed as an unprecedented democratising force, a place where everyone can participate. But how true is this claim? In a seminal dismantling of techno-utopian visions, THE PEOPLE'S PLATFORM argues that for all that we "tweet" and "like" and "share," the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Astra Taylor
ISBN: 9780007525591 0007525591 0007525605 9780007525607
OCLC Number: 878954013
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 276 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: A peasant's kingdom --
For love or money --
What we want --
Unequal uptake --
The double anchor --
Drawing a line.
Responsibility: Astra Taylor.

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`If you want to understand the web not as some invasive, alien dimension but an extension of our own world, `The People's Platform' is an excellent place to start.' Oliver Moody, The Times`We need Read more...

 
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