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Reading the comments : likers, haters, and manipulators at the bottom of the Web

Author: Joseph Michael Reagle
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : The MIT Press, 2016. ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First MIT Press paperback editionView all editions and formats
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"Online comment can be informative or misleading, entertaining or maddening. Haters and manipulators often seem to monopolize the conversation. Some comments are off-topic, or even topic-less. In this book, Joseph Reagle urges us to read the comments. Conversations "on the bottom half of the Internet," he argues, can tell us much about human nature and social behavior. Reagle visits communities of Amazon reviewers,  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Michael Reagle
ISBN: 0262529882 9780262529884
OCLC Number: 960492434
Description: xii, 228 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Comment: the bottom half of the web --
2. Informed: "I don't know, I gotta get the best one" --
3. Manipulated: "Which ice cube is the best?" --
4. Improved: "Be more constructive with your feedback, please" --
5. Alienated: You fail it! Your skill is not enough! --
6. Shaped: "Aw shit, I have to update my Twitter" --
7. Bemused: "WTF!" --
8. Conclusion: "Commenterrible"?
Responsibility: Joseph M. Reagle, Jr.

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What we can learn about human nature from the informative, manipulative, confusing, and amusing messages at the bottom of the web.  Read more...

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Reagle...offers a rollicking-yet-thoughtful tour through comment threads across the web-from book reviews to Facebook spats and from commercial contexts to intimate spaces of self-expression. Amply Read more...

 
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