Because Internet: Understanding the New Rules of Language

19 November 2019 | By Gretchen McCulloch | Filed in: internet.

A linguistically informed look at how our digital world is transforming the English language Language is humanity s most spectacular open source project, and the internet is making our language change faster and in interesting ways than ever before Internet conversations are structured by th

Ten Arguments For Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now

19 November 2019 | By Jaron Lanier | Filed in: internet.

A blisteringly good, urgent, essential read ZADIE SMITH Jaron Lanier, the world famous Silicon Valley scientist pioneer and high tech genius Sunday Times who first alerted us to the dangers of social media, explains why its toxic effects are at the heart of its design, and explains in ten simp

Prediction Machines: The Simple Economics of Artificial Intelligence

19 November 2019 | By Ajay Agrawal | Filed in: internet.

What does AI mean for your business Read this book to find out Hal Varian, Chief Economist, Google Artificial intelligence does the seemingly impossible, magically bringing machines to life driving cars, trading stocks, and teaching children But facing the sea change that AI will bring can

iGen: Why Today’s Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less Rebellious, More Tolerant, Less Happy--and Completely Unprepared for Adulthood--and What That Means for the Rest of Us

19 November 2019 | By Jean M. Twenge | Filed in: internet.

A highly readable and entertaining first look at how today s members of iGen the children, teens, and young adults born in the mid 1990s and later are vastly different from their Millennial predecessors, and from any other generation, from the renowned psychologist and author of Generation Me.With g

No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State

19 November 2019 | By Glenn Greenwald | Filed in: internet.

By Glenn Greenwald, star of Citizenfour, the Academy Award winning documentary on Edward Snowden In May 2013, Glenn Greenwald set out for Hong Kong to meet an anonymous source who claimed to have astonishing evidence of pervasive government spying and insisted on communicating only through heavily e

Conspiracy: Peter Thiel, Hulk Hogan, Gawker, and the Anatomy of Intrigue

19 November 2019 | By Ryan Holiday | Filed in: internet.

An NPR Book Concierge Best Book of 2018 A stunning story about how power works in the modern age the book the New York Times called one helluva page turner and The Sunday Times of London celebrated as rivetingan astonishing modern media conspiracy that is a fantastic read Pick up the book e

Backlash

19 November 2019 | By Sarah Darer Littman | Filed in: internet.

He says You re an awful person He says What makes you think I would ever ask you out He says The world would be a better place without you in it Lara just got told off on Facebook She thought that Christian liked her, that he was finally going to ask her to his school s homecoming dance They

DotCom Secrets: The Underground Playbook for Growing Your Company Online

19 November 2019 | By Russell Brunson | Filed in: internet.

If you are currently struggling with getting traffic to your website, or converting that traffic when it shows up, you may think you ve got a traffic or conversion problem In Russell Brunson s experience, after working with thousands of businesses, he has found that s rarely the case Low traffic a

Dark Territory: The Secret History of Cyber War

19 November 2019 | By Fred Kaplan | Filed in: internet.

The never before told story of the computer scientists and the NSA, Pentagon, and White House policymakers who invented and employ the wars of the present and future the cyber wars where every country can be a major power player and every hacker a mass destroyer, as reported by a Pulitzer Prize wi

Selfie: How We Became So Self-Obsessed and What It's Doing to Us

19 November 2019 | By Will Storr | Filed in: internet.

We live in the age of the individual We are supposed to be slim, prosperous, happy, extroverted and popular This is our culture s image of the perfect self We see this person everywhere in advertising, in the press, all over social media We re told that to be this person you just have to follo

Dot Con

19 November 2019 | By James Veitch | Filed in: internet.

Dot Con is the story of what happened when James Veitch decided to play the scammers at their own game providing a hilarious showcase of the conversations he orchestrates with online imposters Naturally James replies with an offer of help ready to wire money by Western Union it s alwaysWestern Uni

The Game

19 November 2019 | By Alessandro Baricco | Filed in: internet.

Prima scena Calciobalilla, flipper, videogioco Prendetevi mezz ora e passate dall uno all altro, in quest ordine Pensavate di giocare, invece avete attraversato lo spazio che separa una civilt , quella analogica, da un altra, quella digitale Siete migrati in un mondo nuovo leggero, veloce, imma

The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains

19 November 2019 | By Nicholas Carr | Filed in: internet.

Is Google making us stupid When Nicholas Carr posed that question, in a celebrated Atlantic Monthly cover story, he tapped into a well of anxiety about how the Internet is changing us He also crystallized one of the most important debates of our time As we enjoy the Net s bounties, are we sacri