Custodians of the Internet: Platforms, Content Moderation, and the Hidden Decisions That Shape Social Media
A revealing and gripping investigation into how social media platforms police what we post online—and the large societal impact of these decisions Most users want their Twitter feed, Facebook page, and YouTube comments to be free of harassment and porn. Whether faced with “fake news” or livestreamed violence, “content moderators”—who censor or promote user†‘posted content—have never been more important. This is especially true when the tools that social media platforms use to curb trolling, ban hate speech, and censor pornography can also silence the speech you need to hear. In this revealing and nuanced exploration, award†‘winning sociologist and cultural observer Tarleton Gillespie provides an overview of current social media practices and explains the underlying rationales for how, when, and why these policies are enforced. In doing so, Gillespie highlights that content moderation receives too little public scrutiny even as it is shapes social norms and creates consequences for public discourse, cultural production, and the fabric of society. Based on interviews with content moderators, creators, and consumers, this accessible, timely book is a must†‘read for anyone who’s ever clicked “like” or “retweet.”
Published by: Yale University Press | Publication date: 06/26/2018Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 297 pages
The instant New York Times bestseller from “queen of the geeks” Felicia Day, You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) is a “relentlessly funny and surprisingly inspirational” (Forbes.com) memoir about her unusual upbringing, her rise to internet stardom, and embracing her weirdness to find her place in the world.When Felicia Day was a girl, all she wanted was to connect with other kids (desperately). Growing up in the Deep South, where she was “home-schooled for hippie reasons,” she looked online to find her tribe. The Internet was in its infancy and she became an early adopter at every stage of its growth—finding joy and unlikely friendships in the emerging digital world. Her relative isolation meant that she could pursue passions like gaming, calculus, and 1930’s detective novels without shame. Because she had no idea how “uncool” she really was. But if it hadn’t been for her strange background—the awkwardness continued when she started college at sixteen, with Mom driving her to campus every day—she might never have had the naïve confidence to forge her own path. Like when she graduated as valedictorian with a math degree and then headed to Hollywood to pursue a career in acting despite having zero contacts. Or when she tired of being typecast as the crazy cat-lady secretary and decided to create her own web series before people in show business understood that online video could be more than just cats chasing laser pointers. Felicia’s rags-to-riches rise to Internet fame launched her career as one of the most influential creators in new media. Ever candid, she opens up about the rough patches along the way, recounting battles with writer’s block, a full-blown gaming addiction, severe anxiety, and depression—and how she reinvented herself when overachieving became overwhelming. Showcasing Felicia’s “engaging and often hilarious voice” (USA TODAY), You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) is proof that everyone should celebrate what makes them different and be brave enough to share it with the world, because anything is possible now—even for a digital misfit.
Published by: Gallery Books | Publication date: 08/11/2015Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 305 pages
The Victorian Internet: The Remarkable Story of the Telegraph and the Nineteenth Century's On-line Pioneers
A new edition of the first book by the bestselling author of A History of the World in 6 Glasses-the fascinating story of the telegraph, the world's first "Internet," which revolutionized the nineteenth century even more than the Internet has the twentieth and twenty first.The Victorian Internet tells the colorful story of the telegraph's creation and remarkable impact, and of the visionaries, oddballs, and eccentrics who pioneered it, from the eighteenth-century French scientist Jean-Antoine Nollet to Samuel F. B. Morse and Thomas Edison. The electric telegraph nullified distance and shrank the world quicker and further than ever before or since, and its story mirrors and predicts that of the Internet in numerous ways.
Published by: Bloomsbury Publishing | Publication date: 08/14/2018Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 232 pages
Online Marketing: 2 Books in 1: Social Media Marketing + Content Marketing to Learn Step-by-Step the Best Online Marketing Strategies to Boost Your Business ... (Internet Marketing,Digital Marketing 2019)
Do you want to achieve your Online Marketing goals and profit margins in 2019?Would you like to know proven marketing methods built strategically to boost today's online business this year? If yes, read on...In Online Marketing: 2 Books in 1: Social Media Marketing + Content Marketing to Learn Step-by-Step the Best Online Marketing Strategies to Boost Your Business, you will discover:
- How to harness the power of the internet and Social Media to bring in a substantial income stream
- What Social Media Marketing is and how it works to boost your business
- How to begin your path on becoming a marketing guru on Social Media platforms, such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
- Effective Social Media Strategies to apply for each of the most popular Social Media platforms being used today by your target market
- The various Social Media Marketing tools you can implement now to help you gain profits
- Eight proven ways on how to effectively monetize the content that you use when promoting your products and services
- How to dramatically shift your thinking into the right Content Marketing mindset in properly leveraging its advantages to get ahead in your business
- A comprehensive list of more than 40 website links and video resources to get you started right way with Content Marketing
- Six reasons why Content Marketing is critical to your business or company’s success
- A step-by-step plan on how to connect your target niche with your Content Marketing for business success
- How to effectively learn about your target audience for better Content Marketing
- Nine strategic places to place your content online for your target audience to easily access
- A comprehensive Content Marketing Plan for Successful Campaigns outlined in easy steps and complete detail
- Seven critical mistakes to avoid in Content Marketing in order to save you time, money and online resources
- Eight Secret Strategies on What Makes Great Content which leads to profit
Publication date: 12/02/2018Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 253 pages
Get up and running on the Internet—the fast and easy way If you're an Internet newcomer and want to get up to speed without all the intimidating technical jargon, The Internet For Dummies has you covered. With over 5,000,000 copies sold*, The Internet For Dummies is the #1 choice for Internet newcomers. Inside, you'll discover how to make the most of the Internet, get accustomed to popular sites, find the information and items you need fast, and stay away from the bad stuff floating around online.
- Catches you up on the latest online trends, from social networking sites to blogs and more
- Includes the latest on Google Chrome, getting good search results, and sharing files
- Covers choosing and connecting to an Internet provider, establishing an e-mail account, getting on the web, and finding the sites that matter most
Published by: For Dummies | Publication date: 01/30/2015Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 339 pages
If you loved Hidden Figures or The Rise of the Rocket Girls, you'll love Claire Evans' breakthrough book on the women who brought you the internet--written out of history, until now."This is a radically important, timely work," says Miranda July, filmmaker and author of The First Bad Man. The history of technology you probably know is one of men and machines, garages and riches, alpha nerds and brogrammers--but from Ada Lovelace, who wrote the first computer program in the Victorian Age, to the cyberpunk Web designers of the 1990s, female visionaries have always been at the vanguard of technology and innovation. In fact, women turn up at the very beginning of every important wave in technology. They may have been hidden in plain sight, their inventions and contributions touching our lives in ways we don't even realize, but they have always been part of the story. VICE reporter and YACHT lead singer Claire L. Evans finally gives these unsung female heroes their due with her insightful social history of the Broad Band, the women who made the internet what it is today. Seek inspiration from Grace Hopper, the tenacious mathematician who democratized computing by leading the charge for machine-independent programming languages after World War II. Meet Elizabeth "Jake" Feinler, the one-woman Google who kept the earliest version of the Internet online, and Stacy Horn, who ran one of the first-ever social networks on a shoestring out of her New York City apartment in the 1980s. Join the ranks of the pioneers who defied social convention to become database poets, information-wranglers, hypertext dreamers, and glass ceiling-shattering dot com-era entrepreneurs. This inspiring call to action shines a light on the bright minds whom history forgot, and shows us how they will continue to shape our world in ways we can no longer ignore.Welcome to the Broad Band. You're next.
Published by: Portfolio | Publication date: 03/06/2018Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 288 pages
In the follow-up to the Oscar–nominated film Wreck-It Ralph, our hero leaves his arcade for the expansive universe of the Internet. Disney's artists have brought the world of the Inter¬net (a world you may think you know) to life in an all-new, imaginative way. Through never-before-seen concept art, character sketches, storyboards, and colorscripts, along with interviews with the production team, The Art of Ralph Breaks the Internet reveals the artistic process behind Disney's highly anticipated sequel.
Published by: Chronicle Books LLC | Publication date: 11/27/2018Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 168 pages
Internet of Things for Architects: Architecting IoT solutions by implementing sensors, communication infrastructure, edge computing, analytics, and security
Learn to design, implement and secure your IoT infrastructureKey Features
The IoT Hype IoT Architecture and Core IoT Modules Sensors, Endpoints, and Power Systems Communications and Information Theory Non-IP Based WPAN IP-Based WPAN and WLAN Long Range Communication Systems and Protocols (WAN) Routers and Gateways IoT Edge to Cloud Protocols Cloud and Fog Topologies Data Analytics and Machine Learning in the Cloud and in the Fog IoT Security Consortiums and Communities
- Build a complete IoT system that is the best fit for your organization
- Learn about different concepts, technologies, and tradeoffs in the IoT architectural stack
- Understand the theory, concepts, and implementation of each element that comprises IoT design―from sensors to the cloud
- Implement best practices to ensure the reliability, scalability, robust communication systems, security, and data analysis in your IoT infrastructure
- Understand the role and scope of architecting a successful IoT deployment, from sensors to the cloud
- Scan the landscape of IoT technologies that span everything from sensors to the cloud and everything in between
- See the trade-offs in choices of protocols and communications in IoT deployments
- Build a repertoire of skills and the vernacular necessary to work in the IoT space
- Broaden your skills in multiple engineering domains necessary for the IoT architect
Published by: Packt Publishing | Publication date: 01/22/2018Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 526 pages
The classic survey design reference, updated for the digital age For over two decades, Dillman's classic text on survey design has aided both students and professionals in effectively planning and conducting mail, telephone, and, more recently, Internet surveys. The new edition is thoroughly updated and revised, and covers all aspects of survey research. It features expanded coverage of mobile phones, tablets, and the use of do-it-yourself surveys, and Dillman's unique Tailored Design Method is also thoroughly explained. This invaluable resource is crucial for any researcher seeking to increase response rates and obtain high-quality feedback from survey questions. Consistent with current emphasis on the visual and aural, the new edition is complemented by copious examples within the text and accompanying website. This heavily revised Fourth Edition includes:
- Strategies and tactics for determining the needs of a given survey, how to design it, and how to effectively administer it
- How and when to use mail, telephone, and Internet surveys to maximum advantage
- Proven techniques to increase response rates
- Guidance on how to obtain high-quality feedback from mail, electronic, and other self-administered surveys
- Direction on how to construct effective questionnaires, including considerations of layout
- The effects of sponsorship on the response rates of surveys
- Use of capabilities provided by newly mass-used media: interactivity, presentation of aural and visual stimuli.
- The Fourth Edition reintroduces the telephone—including coordinating land and mobile.
Published by: Wiley | Publication date: 08/06/2014Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 467 pages
“Andrew Blum plunges into the unseen but real ether of the Internet in a journey both compelling and profound….You will never open an email in quite the same way again.”—Tom Vanderbilt, New York Times bestselling author of TrafficIn Tubes, Andrew Blum, a correspondent at Wired magazine, takes us on an engaging, utterly fascinating tour behind the scenes of our everyday lives and reveals the dark beating heart of the Internet itself. A remarkable journey through the brave new technological world we live in, Tubes is to the early twenty-first century what Soul of a New Machine—Tracy Kidder’s classic story of the creation of a new computer—was to the late twentieth.
Published by: Ecco | Publication date: 05/29/2012Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 309 pages