Networks Without a Cause: A Critique of Social Media download free [PDF and Ebook] by Geert Lovink

Networks Without a Cause: A Critique of Social Media download free [PDF and Ebook] by Geert Lovink year 2012
  • Book name: Networks Without a Cause: A Critique of Social Media
  • Author: Geert Lovink
  • Release date: 2012/9/27
  • Publisher: POLITY PRESS
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Reference
  • ISBN: 9780745649689
  • Rating: 7.68 of 10
  • Votes: 116
  • Review by: Jody Bledsoe
  • Review rating: 10 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/11/23
  • Total pages: 220
  • Includes a PDF summary of 19 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: With the vast majority of Facebook users caught in a frenzy of friending , liking and commenting , at what point do we pause to grasp the consequences of our info-saturated lives? What compels us to engage so diligently with social networking systems? Networks Without a Cause examines our collective obsession with identity and self-management coupled with the fragmentation and information overload endemic to contemporary online culture. With a dearth of theory on the social and cultural ramifications of hugely popular online services, Lovink provides a path-breaking critical analysis of our over-hyped, networked world with case studies on search engines, online video, blogging, digital radio, media activism and the Wikileaks saga. This book offers a powerful message to media practitioners and theorists: let us collectively unleash our critical capacities to influence technology design and workspaces, otherwise we will disappear into the cloud. Probing but never pessimistic, Lovink draws from his long history in media research to offer a critique of the political structures and conceptual powers embedded in the technologies that shape our daily lives.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 10H30M39S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Media Studies, Communication Studies
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 25.01 USD
  • Dimensions: 154x227x18mm
  • Weight: 364g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: Oxford, United Kingdom
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