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Hale, Kathleen

Summary: "The first full account of the Slenderman stabbing, a true crime narrative of mental illness, the American judicial system, the trials of adolescence, and the power of the internet. On May 31, 2014, in the Milwaukee suburb of Waukesha, Wisconsin, two twelve-year-old girls attempted to stab their classmate to death. Morgan Geyser and Anissa Weier's violence was extreme, but what seemed even more...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Grove Press 2022

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Lancaster, Jen

Summary: Every day, Americans are bombarded with terrifying news about crime, the environment, politics, and the health consequences of the foods we've been enjoying for years. We're judged by social media users, pressured into maintaining a perfect home, and expected to base our self-worth on retweets, faves, likes, and followers. Our collective FOMO (fear of missing out), and the disparity between...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Little a 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 155.4 LAN

Culatta, Richard E. (Richard Edward)

Summary: "Kids deserve a better digital future. Help them create it. When it comes to raising children in a digital world, every parent feels underprepared and overwhelmed. We worry that our children will become addicted to online games, be victims of cyberbullying, or get lost down the rabbit hole of social media. We tell them time and again what not to do and list dangers to avoid when online. But...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Harvard Business Review Press 2021

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McNeil, Joanne

Summary: 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,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: MCD, Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2020

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Lagorio-Chafkin, Christine

Summary: Presents the history of the Internet forum Reddit, whose intensely-engaged users have changed the culture of the Internet.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Hachette Books 2018

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 302.302 LAG

Ball, James

Summary: "The internet was supposed to be a thing of revolutions. As that dream curdles, there is no shortage of villains to blame--from tech giants to Russian bot farms. But what if the problem is not an issue of bad actors ruining a good thing? What if the hazards of the internet are built into the system itself? That's what journalist James Ball argues as he takes us to the root of the problem, from...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Melville House 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 302.23 BAL

Winsberg, Mimi

Summary: "For readers of Maybe You Should Talk to Someone and Modern Romance, an essential look at the love language of text, helping you decipher the personalities of online daters, the subtle signals from your romantic partner, and the red flags hiding in plain sight When it comes to modern relationships, our thumbs do the talking. We swipe right into a stranger's life, flirt inside text bubbles,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 2021

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 306.7 WIN

Summary: Join Carly, Sam and Freddie as they deal with all the craziness of school, growing up, and crankin' out the best web show out there, iCarly.com!

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Publisher / Publication Date: Paramount Home Entertainment 2009

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD ICA

Mchangama, Jacob

Summary: "Often hailed as the "first freedom," free speech is the bedrock of democracy, the enemy of tyranny, and the gateway to enlightenment. Research reveals a strong correlation between freedom of speech and democracy, innovation, and advancements in human rights, as well as reductions in conflict, corruption, and discrimination. But for all its benefits, free speech remains a challenging,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Basic Books 2022

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 323.44 MCH

Palfrey, John

Summary: "Today's teenagers spend an average of nine hours per day with their noses immersed in the glow of their screens. Tweens are not far behind, at six hours a day. Parents of this new, ultra-connected generation struggle with decisions completely new to parenting: Should they limit a child's screen time? Should an eight-year old be allowed to go on social media? What about playing video games with...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Basic Books 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 004.67 PAL

Steffens, Bradley

Summary: "Social media can be used for good or for evil. In 2018, organizers of the March for Our Lives used social media to bring roughly 500,000 people to Washington, DC, to peacefully protest against gun violence-a powerful example of how social media can be used for good. But the Capitol insurrection on January 6, 2021 showed just as powerfully how social media can also be used for evil. Behavioral...

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Publisher / Publication Date: ReferencePoint Press 2021

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 302.23 STE

Vaidhyanathan, Siva.

Summary: University of Virginia media studies and law professor Vaidhyanathan thoughtfully examines the insidious influence of Google on our society. In just over a decade, Google has moved so rapidly in its mission to "organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful" that cries of "Google it!" resound through high school classrooms, business offices, academic halls, and...

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Publisher / Publication Date: University of California Press 2011

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 338.761 VAI

Keen, Andrew

Summary: "Since its creation during the Cold War, the Internet, together with the World Wide Web, personal computers, tablets, and smartphones, has ushered in the Digital Revolution, one of the greatest shifts in society since the Industrial Revolution. There are many positive ways in which the Internet has contributed to the world, but as a society we are less aware of the Internet's deeply negative...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Atlantic Monthly Press 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 302 KEE

Summary: Documentarian Werner Herzog chronicles the virtual world from its origins to its outermost reaches, exploring the digital landscape with the same curiosity and imagination he previously trained on earthly destinations. Herzog leads viewers on a journey through a series of provocative conversations that reveal the ways in which the online world has transformed how virtually everything in the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF LO

Summary: Reveals the complicated effects the web is having on our society as seen through the eyes of artist, futurist, and visionary, Josh Harris. Director Ondi Timoner documented more than a decade of Harris' increasingly tumultuous life and experiments, including one that involved living under 24-hour electronic surveillance, which led to his mental collapse.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Indiepix Films 2010

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Summary: Aaron Swartz was a programming prodigy who helped shape the digital landscape of today. He helped develop the internet protocol RSS and was a co-founder of Reddit. Chronicling his pioneering efforts crusading for open access and free speech and the resulting legal nightmare and tragedy that ensued, the documentary is a dynamic and moving portrait of a brilliant tech millionaire who renounced...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC INT

Phillips, Whitney

Summary: Internet trolls live to upset as many people as possible, using all the technical and psychological tools at their disposal. They gleefully whip the media into a frenzy over a fake teen drug crisis; they post offensive messages on Facebook memorial pages, traumatizing grief-stricken friends and family; they use unabashedly racist language and images. They take pleasure in ruining a complete...

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Publisher / Publication Date: The MIT Press 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 303 PHI

Basar, Shumon.

Summary: THE AGE OF EARTHQUAKES is a quick-fire paperback, harnessing the images, language and perceptions of our unfurling digital lives. The authors offer five characteristics of the Extreme Present (see below); invent a glossary of new words to describe how we are truly feeling today; and ‘mindsource’ images and illustrations from over 30 contemporary artists. Wayne Daly’s striking graphic design ...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Blue Rider Press 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306 BAS

Stephens-Davidowitz, Seth

Summary: "How much sex are people really having? How many Americans are actually racist? Is America experiencing a hidden back-alley abortion crisis? Can you game the stock market? Does violent entertainment increase the rate of violent crime? Do parents treat sons differently from daughters? How many people actually read the books they buy? In this groundbreaking work, Seth Stephens-Davidowitz, a...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Dey St., an imprint of William Morrow 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 302.2 STE

Lewis, Michael (Michael M.)

Summary: Explores the revolutionary changes wrought by the advent of the Internet and examines the potential effects of the dismantling of power structures--economically, politically, and otherwise--which the Internet makes possible.

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Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton 2001

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 303.4834 LEW

Summary: WIRED magazine delivers the latest news and reviews on current trends in the world of technology, business and culture. Also find gear, gadget and gizmo reviews and articles on innovative people and ideas in each issue of WIRED magazine.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Wired USA 1993

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Ball, Matthew (Matthew L.)

Summary: Theorist and venture capitalist Matthew Ball predicts how the metaverse, the successor to the mobile internet that has defined the last two decades, will bring trillions in value and radically reshape society.

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2022

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Baker, Dave

Summary: "Follow the journey of Becca, a young would-be actress, as she attempts to navigate the seedy underworld of Hollywood. What she doesn't know is that she is about to be conscripted into the even more sinister ecosystem of internet performance art videos. This woman's dreams of making it on the Big Screen rapidly evolve into something decidedly stranger"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Dark Horse Books 2021

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1 available in Adult Graphic Novels, Call number: 741.5 BAK

Case, Steve

Summary: Steve Case, co-founder of America Online (AOL) and one of America's most accomplished entrepreneurs, shares a roadmap for how anyone can succeed in a world of rapidly changing technology. We are entering, he explains, a new paradigm called the "Third Wave" of the Internet. The first wave saw AOL and other companies lay the foundation for consumers to connect to the Internet. The second wave saw...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 338 CAS

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