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Author McNeil, Joanne, author
Title Lurking : how a person became a user / Joanne McNeil
Imprint New York : MCD, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2020
book jacket
 Inform. Sci. Books  J4 M4785    DUE 01-09-23    30330000235718
Edition First edition
Descript 292 pages ; 22 cm
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unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-290)
Search -- Anonymity -- Visibility -- Sharing -- Clash -- Community -- Accountability -- Closing : end user
"A concise but wide-ranging personal history of the internet from-for the first time-the point of view of the user"-- Provided by publisher
In a shockingly short amount of time, the internet has bound people around the world together and torn us apart and changed not just the way we communicate but who we are and who we can be. It has created a new, unprecedented cultural space that we are all a part of--even if we don't participate, that is how we participate--but by which we're continually surprised, betrayed, enriched, befuddled. We have churned through platforms and technologies and in turn been churned by them. And yet, the internet is us and always has been. In Lurking, Joanne McNeil digs deep and identifies the primary (if sometimes contradictory) concerns of people online: searching, safety, privacy, identity, community, anonymity, and visibility. She charts what it is that brought people online and what keeps us here even as the social equations of digital life--what we're made to trade, knowingly or otherwise, for the benefits of the internet--have shifted radically beneath us. It is a story we are accustomed to hearing as tales of entrepreneurs and visionaries and dynamic and powerful corporations, but there is a more profound, intimate story that hasn't yet been told. Long one of the most incisive, ferociously intelligent, and widely respected cultural critics online, McNeil here establishes a singular vision of who we are now, tells the stories of how we became us, and helps us start to figure out what we do now
Subject McNeil, Joanne
Internet users -- Psychology
Internet -- Social aspects
COMPUTERS / Social Aspects. bisacsh
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology. bisacsh
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Popular Culture. bisacsh
Computers and IT. eflch
Internet -- Social aspects. fast (OCoLC)fst01766793
Benutzer gnd
Benutzerforschung gnd
Benutzerverhalten gnd
Atarazanas Valencia gnd
Sozialpsychologie gnd
Soziologie gnd
Verhaltensmuster gnd
Internet -- Social aspects. sears
Digital Lifestyle. ukslc
Personal narratives. fast (OCoLC)fst01423843
Informational works. fast (OCoLC)fst01919930
Creative nonfiction. fast (OCoLC)fst01919909
Personal narratives. lcgft
Informational works. lcgft
Creative nonfiction. lcgft
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