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Lurking: How a Person Became a User

it was amazing 5.00  ·  Rating details ·  2 ratings  ·  1 review
A concise but wide-ranging personal history of the internet from—for the first time—the point of view of the user

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
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Hardcover, 304 pages
Expected publication: February 25th 2020 by MCD
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Jessamyn
Oct 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I got an ARC of this book from Joanne and was happy to get it. I was also briefly interviewed for part of it. This is a story about how the old web, where we were just learning how to interact with one another, became the new web where everyone was trying to “sell our eyeballs” to people and just how much that changed the experience of interacting there. Joanne spent a lot of time online and talks about what she found there, both in the early web being a person interacting on Echo or Friendster, ...more
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