In this sharp and witty book, long-time Silicon Valley observer and author Andrew Keen argues that, on balance, the Internet has had a disastrous impact on all our lives. By tracing the history of the Internet, from its founding in the 1960s to the creation of the World Wide Web in 1989, through the waves of start-ups and the rise of the big data companies to the increasing attempts to monetize almost every human activity, Keen shows how the Web has had a deeply negative effect on our culture, economy and society. Informed by Keen's own research and interviews, as well as the work of other writers, reporters and academics, The Internet is Not the Answer is an urgent investigation into the tech world - from the threat to privacy posed by social media and online surveillance by government agencies, to the impact of the Internet on unemployment and economic inequality. Keen concludes by outlining the changes that he believes must be made, before it's too late. If we do nothing, he warns, this new technology and the companies that control it will continue to impoverish us all.
Published by: Atlantic Books | Publication date: 01/08/2015Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 304 pages
While many books explain the how of bitcoin, The Internet of Money delves into the why of bitcoin. Acclaimed information-security expert and author of Mastering Bitcoin, Andreas M. Antonopoulos examines and contextualizes the significance of bitcoin through a series of essays spanning the exhilarating maturation of this technology.Bitcoin, a technological breakthrough quietly introduced to the world in 2008, is transforming much more than finance. Bitcoin is disrupting antiquated industries to bring financial independence to billions worldwide. In this book, Andreas explains why bitcoin is a financial and technological evolution with potential far exceeding the label “digital currency.”Andreas goes beyond exploring the technical functioning of the bitcoin network by illuminating bitcoin’s philosophical, social, and historical implications. As the internet has essentially transformed how people around the world interact and has permanently impacted our lives in ways we never could have imagined, bitcoin -- the internet of money -- is fundamentally changing our approach to solving social, political, and economic problems through decentralized technology.
Published by: Merkle Bloom LLC | Publication date: 08/29/2016Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 150 pages
This volume discusses the phenomenon of internet infidelity by looking at the psychological, social, legal, and technological aspects involved in such behaviour. The rise of social media as well as technological advancements that create ‘real’ experiences online have made it possible for people to engage in multiple kinds of online relationships. These create concerns about regulating such activities via national and international law, as well as psychological and social concerns of understanding the overall impact of such behaviour. Therefore, this volume, which includes perspectives from across the world, asks and addresses some fundamental questions: Does internet infidelity amount to cheating? How is virtual infidelity different from actual infidelity? What are the social, interpersonal and psychological impacts of internet infidelity? Do people in different cultures view online infidelity differently? What are the myths associated with online infidelity? What are the various intervention measures or therapeutic techniques for treating people who are addicted to cybersex or pornography? The legal dimensions of internet cheating are equally important since adultery is considered as a criminal offence in some countries. As yet, there is no universally accepted definition of internet infidelity and legal perspectives become very important in understanding the phenomenon. This volume includes grand theory approaches as well as detailed case studies and provides unique and multidisciplinary insights into internet cheating. It is ideal for marital therapists, counsellors, criminologists, legislators, and both researchers and students.
Published by: Springer | Publication date: 02/22/2018Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 188 pages
This book demystifies the amazing architecture and protocols of computers as they communicate over the Internet. While very complex, the Internet operates on a few relatively simple concepts that anyone can understand. Networks and networked applications are embedded in our lives. Understanding how these technologies work is invaluable. This book was written for everyone - no technical knowledge is required!While this book is not specifically about the Network+ or CCNA certifications, it as a way to give students interested in these certifications a starting point.
Published by: Charles Severance | Publication date: 05/26/2015Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 122 pages
The Internet of Money Volume Two is the spectacular sequel to the cult classic and best seller The Internet of Money Volume One by Andreas M. Antonopoulos. Volume Two contains 11 of his most inspiring and thought-provoking talks, including:Introduction to Bitcoin;Blockchain vs Bullshit;Fake News, Fake Money; Currency Wars; Bubble Boy and the Sewer Rat;Rocket Science and Ethereum's Killer App;and many more;Volume Two also includes an all new frequently asked questions section!In 2013, Andreas M. Antonopoulos started publicly speaking about bitcoin and quickly became one of the world's most sought-after speakers in the industry. To date, he has delivered more than 75, TED-style talks in venues ranging from the Henry Ford Museum to packed-out Bitcoin Meetups in the Czech Republic to New Zealand and every talk is completely different.In these performances, Antonopoulos walks onto the stage and delivers a live, unscripted talk. Without a deck in sight, he unleashes his latest insights into the lightning-fast changes surrounding bitcoin. Combining the knowledge of one of the world's leading blockchain technologists, with cultural context, comedy, and the flair of a performance artist, Antonopoulos conveys an up-to-the-second understanding of bitcoin to live audiences worldwide.Many of these talks were so visionary, their content so educational, that they were curated and refined into a book form. On 7 September 2016, The Internet of Money Volume One was launched on The Joe Rogan Experience podcast (the interview has since been viewed more than 300,000 times). With its genesis in the lived, human experience, The Internet of Money offered something that was desperately needed: an explanation of the philosophy, economics, politics, poetics, and technologies of bitcoin and open blockchains set within the historical context of millennia of human civilization.During its first year, Volume One quickly became a hit in the global crypto-currency community-appealing to audiences from fields as diverse as the arts, sciences, and humanities. As one reader wrote: It provides a uniquely accessible take on a mind-bendingly abstract system. The Internet of Money Volume Two builds on that momentum and offers readers an opportunity to experience more these inspiring and thought-provoking talks in print. Volume Two also includes a bonus question and answer section, where Andreas answers some of the most frequently asked questions from audience members. The Internet of Money Volume Two is a sequel that rivals, even exceeds, the first, in content, scope, and vision. Make this book part of your collection and see why Andreas M. Antonopoulos is considered the most powerful and engaging voice in the crypto-currency and blockchain space.
Published by: Merkle Bloom LLC | Publication date: 11/22/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 125 pages
Internet Marketing: The Definitive Beginner's Guide: 13 Proven Online Marketing Strategies To Get More Customers And Make More Money (Internet Marketing ... Business, Internet Marketing Strategies)
Internet Marketing: The Definitive Beginner's Guide ### LIMITED TIME OFFER 40% OFF ### ( Regularly priced at $4.99 ) Does Internet Marketing sound too complicated for you?Or perhaps you already have an idea but you're not entirely sure where to actually start from? I totally get it!There are indeed many different methods of marketing something online, be it a product, service or business.You are about to discover how to maximize 13 proven online marketing strategies to get more customers and get more exposure (and profits of course) for your brand, business, product or service.The book Internet Marketing: The Definitive Beginner's Guide - 13 Proven Online Marketing Strategies To Get More Customers And Make More Money is a all-in-one packed beginner's guide, that provides ways and methods to get the most out of your marketing efforts regardless of the strategy you choose. It covers a wide array of topics such as content marketing, article marketing and blogging, podcasting and video marketing, Kindle marketing, email marketing, forum marketing, PPC advertising (Facebook ads), seach engine marketing (SEM), press release marketing and online classified advert marketing.You will be given instructions on how to optimize each one of these strategies and of course their advantages and disadvantages respectively. You will be able to evaluate them and make an informed and educative choice on which one suits better you and your needs. This alone will save you time and energy (and of course money) that would have otherwise be spent on the wrong marketing channels. So, do your research properly, decide and commit on the strategy of your choice and of course keep track of everything so you can later evaluate your return on investment (ROI).Here Is A Quick Preview Of What's Inside...
- #1 Blogging
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- #3 Podcasting
- #4 Kindle Marketing
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Publication date: 02/17/2015Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 94 pages
40 Rules for Internet Business Success: Escape the 9 to 5, Do Work You Love, Build a Profitable Online Business and Make Money Online (Internet Business Series)
Actionable Advice from Someone That's Actually Done ItDid you know that most "how to make money online" and "passive income" books are written by people that have never actually launched a real online business?Stop reading entrepreneurship books that were written by pretenders. Read 40 Rules for Internet Business Success and you'll learn from a multi-millionaire entrepreneur that has created multiple six-figure and seven-figure online businesses from scratch. Matthew Paulson, Founder of MarketBeat.com, has weathered the failures and triumphs of entrepreneurship for more than a decade. 40 Rules for Internet Business Success is his collection of core principles and strategies he has used to identify new business ideas, launch new companies and grow his businesses. By reading 40 Rules for Internet Business Success, you will learn to:
- Throw away your business plan! Create a scalable business model that actually works.
- Identify a target market that is desperate for your company's products and services.
- Launch your first product or service faster by building a minimum viable business.
- Create a reliable and repeatable marketing strategy to keep new customers coming.
- Understand why most "passive income" business ideas are doomed to fail (and how to beat the odds.)
- Build systems that make your business run like a well-oiled machine.
- Maximize your company's earnings potential with the three keys of revenue growth.
Published by: American Consumer News, LLC | Publication date: 07/10/2014Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 200 pages
When you’re rich and can’t love a woman, you order a bride online. That’s what I did. Raymond: I can’t love. It’s that simple. I have no excuses. No woman can ever possess my heart, but I promised to have a wife and child. I’m great at keeping promises. Thank goodness for the power of the internet. One click and I have my list of prospects. I go for the stunning, red-haired, polished girl. I won’t love her, but at least she’ll be great arm-candy, and perhaps give me a couple beautiful children. Soon we meet, but there’s something off about her, something terribly off. Even though I know she’s the perfect fake bride for me, I can’t quite figure her out – my internet bride. Anna:When you’re a maid from a poor family and are offered a business deal to marry a rich man – you go for it. That’s what I did. I want love, real love, but I know that’s just fairy tales. Real love probably doesn’t exist. My real life is not so rosy – I’m a maid, and the closest I’d ever come to being a princess was in my dreams. Except I see an opportunity to become a bride to a rich man, an internet bride. I wasn’t sure how those worked, but I was ready to find out. A few lessons on etiquettes and I was ready to fake being a polished society woman. Except it was a lie. I was a poor virgin who had no clue how the real world functioned. I was about to find out – the hard way. INTERNET BRIDE is a full-length, happily-ever-after, no cliffhangers, romance filled with hot romantic scenes you probably shouldn't be reading!
Publication date: 08/25/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 156 pages
In New York in the middle of the twentieth century, comic book companies figured out how to make millions from comics without paying their creators anything. In San Francisco at the start of the twenty-first century, tech companies figured out how to make millions from online abuse without paying its creators anything. In the 1990s, Adeline drew a successful comic book series that ended up making her kind-of famous. In 2013, Adeline aired some unfashionable opinions that made their way onto the Internet. The reaction of the Internet, being a tool for making millions in advertising revenue from online abuse, was predictable. The reaction of the Internet, being part of a culture that hates women, was to send Adeline messages like 'Drp slut ... hope u get gang rape.'Set in a San Francisco hollowed out by tech money, greed and rampant gentrification, I Hate the Internet is a savage indictment of the intolerable bullshit of unregulated capitalism and an uproarious, hilarious but above all furious satire of our Internet Age.
Published by: Serpent's Tail | Publication date: 11/03/2016Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 287 pages
In this ground-breaking and compelling book, Nicholas Carr argues that not since Gutenberg invented printing has humanity been exposed to such a mind-altering technology. The Shallows draws on the latest research to show that the Net is literally re-wiring our brains inducing only superficial understanding. As a consequence there are profound changes in the way we live and communicate, remember and socialise - even in our very conception of ourselves. By moving from the depths of thought to the shallows of distraction, the web, it seems, is actually fostering ignorance. The Shallows is not a manifesto for luddites, nor does it seek to turn back the clock. Rather it is a revelatory reminder of how far the Internet has become enmeshed in our daily existence and is affecting the way we think. This landmark book compels us all to look anew at our dependence on this all-pervasive technology.
Published by: Atlantic Books | Publication date: 09/01/2010Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 288 pages