Digital Cosmopolitans: Why We Think the Internet Connects Us, Why It Doesn't, and How to Rewire It

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W. W. Norton & Company, Jun 17, 2013 - Social Science - 288 pages
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“One of our most important books on globalization.” —Steve O’Keefe, New York Journal of Books

The enormous scope of the Internet can lead us to assume that as the online community grows, our world grows smaller and more cosmopolitan. In Digital Cosmopolitans, Ethan Zuckerman explains why the technological ability to communicate with someone does not guarantee human interaction or the healthy exchange of information and ideas. Combining the latest psychological and sociological research with current trends both online and off, Digital Cosmopolitans highlights the challenges we face and the headway being made in creating a world that is truly connected.

 

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Contents

Introduction SECRETS AND MYSTERIES
CONNECTION INFECTION INSPIRATION
Chapter3 WHEN WHAT WE KNOWIS WHOM WE KNOW
Chapter5 FOUND IN TRANSLATION
Chapter6 TAKEN IN CONTEXT
Chapter7 SERENDIPITY AND THE CITY
Chapter8 THE CONNECTED SHALL INHERIT
Notes
Acknowledgments
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Ethan Zuckerman is the director of the MIT Center for Civic Media. A media scholar, Internet activist, and blogger, he lives in Lanesboro, Massachusetts.

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