In: Society

Internet

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

Summaries

9 Book

There Are No Facts

Attentive Algorithms, Extractive Data Practices, and the Quantification of Everyday Life
Mark Shepard
MIT Press, 2022
8 Podcast

The Truth Wins

You Are Not So Smart
David McRaney and Tom Stafford
David McRaney, 2022
8 Book

You Are Here

A Field Guide for Navigating Polarized Speech, Conspiracy Theories, and Our Polluted Media Landscape
Whitney Phillips and Ryan M. Milner
MIT Press, 2021
8 Podcast

Digital Media Literacy

Empathizing with the Internet
Mohit Rajhans and Kara Brisson-Boivin
The Walrus, 2022
8 Book

Hype

How Scammers, Grifters, and Con Artists Are Taking Over the Internet – and Why We’re Following
Gabrielle Bluestone
Hanover Square Press, 2021
9 Article

Kindness Is Cool

“Kind Words” aims to change a toxic internet culture, one anonymous note at a time.
Tom Rehagen
Experience Magazine, 2022
7 Book

Why We Can't Have Nice Things

Social Media’s Influence on Fashion, Ethics, and Property
Minh-Ha Pham
Duke University School of Law, 2022
9 Book

The Information Trade

How Big Tech Conquers Countries, Challenges Our Rights, and Disrupts Our World
Alexis Wichowski
HarperOne, 2020
9 Book

The Disconnect

A Personal Journey Through the Internet
Roisin Kiberd
Profile Books, 2022
9 Article

Sea Change

Google and Meta’s new subsea cables mark a tectonic shift in how the internet works, and who controls it.
Andrew Blum and Carey Baraka
Rest of World, 2022