Superconnected: The Internet, Digital Media, and Techno-Social Life, Second Edition brings together the latest research from many relevant fields to examine how contemporary social life is mediated by various digital technologies: the internet, social media, and mobile devices. The book explores such topics as how digital technology led to the modern information age, information sharing and surveillance, how digital media shape socialization and development of the self, digital divides that separate groups in society, and the impact of digital media across social institutions. The author’s clear, nontechnical discussions and interdisciplinary synthesis make Superconnected an essential text for any course that examines how social life is affected when information and communication technology enter the picture. Dr. Mary Chayko is a sociologist, Teaching Professor of Communication and Information, and Director of Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Studies at the School of Communication and Information (SC&I) at Rutgers University. For more on the author and for instructor resources, visit her book blog at http://superconnectedblog.com.New to the Edition
- Current events, the latest statistics and new research findings are reflected throughout the book, including richly-detailed sections on the rise of “fake” news and information, the human-machine relationship, and the history and implications of the “dark web” and the “deep web.”
- The book’s companion blog, superconnectedblog.com, now includes customizable lecture slides and discussion questions for each chapter.
- Short podcasts, recorded by the author and posted to her blog, provide fun, unique points of access to every chapter.
Published by: SAGE Publications, Inc | Publication date: 12/07/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 288 pages
Building the Internet of Things: Implement New Business Models, Disrupt Competitors, Transform Your Industry
Connect your organization to the Internet of Things with solid strategy and a proven implementation plan Building Internet of Things provides front-line business decision makers with a practical handbook for capitalizing on this latest transformation. Focusing on the business implications of Internet of Things (IoT), this book describes the sheer impact, spread, and opportunities arising every day, and how business leaders can implement IoT today to realize tangible business advantages. The discussion delves into IoT from a business, strategy and organizational standpoint, and includes use-cases that illustrate the ripple effect that this latest disruption brings; you'll learn how to fashion a viable IoT plan that works with your organization's strategy and direction, and how to implement that strategy successfully by integrating IoT into your organization tomorrow. For business managers, the biggest question surrounding the Internet of Things is what to do with it. This book examines the way IoT is being used today—and will be used in the future—to help you craft a robust plan for your organization.
- Grasp the depth and breadth of the Internet of Things
- Create a secure IoT recipe that aligns with your company's strategy
- Capitalize on advances while avoiding disruption from others
- Leverage the technical, organizational, and social impact of IoT
Published by: Wiley | Publication date: 11/09/2016Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 263 pages
Mientras que muchos libros explican cómo funciona Bitcoin, Internet del Dinero ahonda en el por qué de Bitcoin. Aclamado experto en seguridad de la información y autor de Mastering Bitcoin, Andreas M. Antonopoulos examina y contextualiza la importancia de Bitcoin a través de una serie de ensayos que abarcan la excitante maduración de esta tecnología.Bitcoin, un avance tecnológico introducido silenciosamente en el mundo en 2008, está transformando mucho más que las finanzas. Bitcoin está alterando las industrias anticuadas para llevar la independencia financiera a miles de millones en todo el mundo. En este libro, Andreas explica por qué Bitcoin es una evolución financiera y tecnológica con un potencial que excede con creces la etiqueta de "moneda digital".Andreas va más allá de explorar el funcionamiento técnico de la red Bitcoin al desentrañar las implicaciones filosóficas, sociales e históricas de Bitcoin. Como Internet ha transformado esencialmente la forma en que la gente de todo el mundo interactúa y ha impactado permanentemente nuestras vidas de una manera que nunca hubiéramos podido imaginar, Bitcoin--Internet del Dinero--está cambiando fundamentalmente nuestro enfoque para resolver problemas sociales, políticos y económicos a través de tecnología descentralizada.
Published by: Merkle Bloom LLC | Publication date: 11/28/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 164 pages
(Music Pro Guides). Today's music industry is constantly changing at a dizzying pace, and this Music 4.1: A Survival Guide for Making Music in the Internet Age is fully equipped to help you navigate it. Written for artists overwhelmed by the seemingly endless options of the quickly evolving Internet, this is the only book that offers a comprehensive strategy for online success. In Music 4.1 , Bobby Owsinski includes an in-depth look at the economics of streaming music, with the real information about royalties that distributors and record labels don't want you to know and that simply can't be found anywhere else. The book also looks at how revenue is generated from YouTube and other video streaming services, and it provides techniques for optimizing both videos and channels for maximum success. Also included are lists of effective tips (both high- and low-tech) and checklists with every chapter, as well as a reference list of online tools for inexpensive music and merchandise distribution, sales, marketing, and promotion. With fresh interviews from several of today's successful music industry innovators, Music 4.1 reveals new and proven pathways to success in the new paradigm of the modern music world.
Published by: Hal Leonard | Publication date: 04/01/2016Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 272 pages
A dazzling intellectual history of the West served up with verve and insight by two brilliant young historians.Here is an intellectual entertainment, a sweeping history of the key institutions that have organized knowledge in the West from the classical period onward. With elegance and wit, this exhilarating history alights at the pivotal points of cultural transformation. The motivating question throughout: How does history help us understand the vast changes we are now experiencing in the landscape of knowledge?Beginning in Alexandria and its great center of Hellenistic learning and imperial power, we then see the monastery in the wilderness of a collapsed civilization, the rambunctious universities of the late medieval cities, and the thick social networks of the Enlightenment republic of letters. The development of science and the laboratory as a dominant knowledge institution brings us to the present, seeking patterns in the new digital networks of knowledge.Full of memorable characters, this fresh history succeeds in restoring the strangeness and the significance of the past.
Published by: W. W. Norton & Company | Publication date: 08/17/2008Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 343 pages
A guided tour through the Internet of Things, a networked world of connected devices, objects, and people that is changing the way we live and work.We turn on the lights in our house from a desk in an office miles away. Our refrigerator alerts us to buy milk on the way home. A package of cookies on the supermarket shelf suggests that we buy it, based on past purchases. The cookies themselves are on the shelf because of a “smart” supply chain. When we get home, the thermostat has already adjusted the temperature so that it's toasty or bracing, whichever we prefer. This is the Internet of Things—a networked world of connected devices, objects, and people. In this book, Samuel Greengard offers a guided tour through this emerging world and how it will change the way we live and work.Greengard explains that the Internet of Things (IoT) is still in its early stages. Smart phones, cloud computing, RFID (radio-frequency identification) technology, sensors, and miniaturization are converging to make possible a new generation of embedded and immersive technology. Greengard traces the origins of the IoT from the early days of personal computers and the Internet and examines how it creates the conceptual and practical framework for a connected world. He explores the industrial Internet and machine-to-machine communication, the basis for smart manufacturing and end-to-end supply chain visibility; the growing array of smart consumer devices and services—from Fitbit fitness wristbands to mobile apps for banking; the practical and technical challenges of building the IoT; and the risks of a connected world, including a widening digital divide and threats to privacy and security. Finally, he considers the long-term impact of the IoT on society, narrating an eye-opening “Day in the Life” of IoT connections circa 2025.
Published by: The MIT Press | Publication date: 03/20/2015Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 230 pages
An award-winning book to teach your kid's to manage their screen time! Clicker the Cat, the world's most tech obsessed cat, can't get enough of his tablet! He uses his device for hours. Can he get his screen time habit under control? Follow Clicker's adventures in this easy to read picture book about managing Internet and screen time. It is the perfect gift for any child between the ages 4-8 years old! The rhyming picture book is part of a collection of Clicker the Cat picture books aimed at helping families learn good electronic habits. Have you ever wondered how much screen time is enough? Or how to start those technology conversations with your kids or grandkids? Clicker the Cat has a great section at the end called Tips for Tablet use to help families navigate the digital world.Collect all of the Clicker the Cat books today!
Published by: Digital Kidz Publishing | Publication date: 08/30/2018Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 45 pages
If You Want People to Read Your Book, Writing It Is Only the BeginningThere has truly never been a better time to be an author. For the first time, authors have direct access to the public via the Internet—and can create a community eagerly awaiting their book. But where do new authors start? How do they sort through the dizzying range of online options? Where should they spend their time online and what should they be doing?Enter Fauzia Burke, a digital book marketing pioneer and friend of overwhelmed writers everywhere. She takes authors step-by-step through the process of identifying their unique personal brand, defining their audience, clarifying their aspirations and goals, and setting priorities. She offers advice on designing a successful website, building a mailing list of superfans, blogging, creating an engagement strategy for social media, and more. By following Burke's expert advice, authors can conquer the Internet and still get their next manuscript in on time.
Published by: Berrett-Koehler Publishers | Publication date: 04/19/2016Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 169 pages
What if you told the truth and the whole world heard you? What if you lived in a country swamped with Internet outrage? What if you were a woman in a society that hated women?Set in the San Francisco of 2013, I Hate the Internet offers a hilarious and obscene portrayal of life amongst the victims of the digital boom. As billions of tweets fuel the city's gentrification and the human wreckage piles up, a group of friends suffers the consequences of being useless in a new world that despises the pointless and unprofitable. In this, his first full-length novel, Jarett Kobek tackles the pressing questions of our moment. Why do we applaud the enrichment of CEOs at the expense of the weak and the powerless? Why are we giving away our intellectual property? Why is activism in the 21st Century nothing more than a series of morality lectures typed into devices built by slaves? Here, at last, comes an explanation of the Internet in the crudest possible terms.
Published by: We Heard You Like Books | Publication date: 02/09/2016Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 287 pages
MicroPython for the Internet of Things: A Beginner’s Guide to Programming with Python on Microcontrollers
Quickly learn to program for microcontrollers and IoT devices without a lot of study and expense. MicroPython and controllers that support it eliminate the need for programming in a C-like language, making the creation of IoT applications and devices easier and more accessible than ever. MicroPython for the Internet of Things is ideal for readers new to electronics and the world of IoT. Specific examples are provided covering a range of supported devices, sensors, and MicroPython boards such as Pycom’s WiPy modules and MicroPython’s pyboard. Never has programming for microcontrollers been easier.The book takes a practical and hands-on approach without a lot of detours into the depths of theory. The book:
- Shows a faster and easier way to program microcontrollers and IoT devices
- Teaches MicroPython, a variant of one of the most widely used scripting languages
- Is friendly and accessible to those new to electronics, with fun example projects
- Program in MicroPython
- Understand sensors and basic electronics
- Develop your own IoT projects
- Build applications for popular boards such as WiPy and pyboard
- Load MicroPython on the ESP8266 and similar boards
- Interface with hardware breakout boards
- Connect hardware to software through MicroPython
- Explore the easy-to-use Adafruit IO connecting your microcontroller to the cloud
Published by: Apress | Publication date: 11/24/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 472 pages