Internet

Friend or foe? Take a look at our need to be connected and the dangers that tag along.


Summaries

The Inside Story of Instagram

Sarah Frier

Simon & Schuster, 2020

9
How Big Tech Got Bigger

Alex Hern

The Guardian, 2020

9
The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power

Shoshana Zuboff

Public Affairs, 2018

7
Understanding the New Rules of Language

Gretchen McCulloch

Riverhead, 2019

R 9
The Existential Threat of Big Tech

Franklin Foer

Penguin Press, 2017

9
On one side: Amazon. On the other: a new alliance of brands and platforms. Who will win?

Elizabeth Paton and Vanessa Friedman

The New York Times, 2020

8
Online Extremists, Techno-Utopians, and the Hijacking of the American Conversation

Andrew Marantz

Viking, 2019

R 9

C. Thi Nguyen

RoyIntPhilosophy, 2019

8
A vital connection for the Chinese diaspora, the app has also become a global conduit of Chinese state propaganda, surveillance and intimidation. The United States has proposed banning it.

Paul Mozur

The New York Times, 2020

8
The company’s founder says in an interview that he wants it to be “a window” on the world. A Republican senator says it is a “Trojan horse.”

MIchael Schuman

The Atlantic, 2020

8