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Галактика Интернет: Размышления об Интернете, бизнесе и обществе

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Russian translation of "The Internet Galaxy: Reflections on the Internet, Business, and Society" by Manuel Castells.
hardcover, 328 pages
Published 2004 by У-Фактория (first published 2001)
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Erika RS
I originally got this book for a science, technology, and society class I took in college. At the time, it was very up to date; now it is about 6 years old, but still a worthwhile read because it is one of the most research based books on the Internet and its interactions with society that I have read. Catells makes heavy use of studies and surveys done by himself and many others to try to cut through the hype that always surrounds musing on the Internet. I will highlight a few of the most inter ...more
Ricardo Roman
Sep 19, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Galaxia Internet es una buena síntesis de la obra más grande de Manuel Castells, La Sociedad de la Información, en 3 tomos, que escribió unos años antes. Pero la novedad es que entrega una buena panorámica del proceso específico de internet, como siempre, en lo cultural, social, económico y político. Tiene una buena dimensión histórica, que permite hacerse de una panorámica de cómo llegamos a lo que hoy tenemos como la web. Pero, quizás los más interesante, es advertir los procesos culturales y ...more
Paul DiBara
Castells has a a penchant for statistics which sometimes tends to obscure the point. He sheds some revealing light on the hacker culture that led to the birth of the Internet. He places a great deal of significance on the influence of personality and motivation of the key people that led the way and provided the expertise and philosophical underpinnings of the whole system. He also discusses the development of a new kind of networked, virtual communities. He debunks some predictions from futuris ...more
Joana Botelho
Sep 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Apesar de ser um livro de 2001, quase toda a sua informação se mantêm muito actual, pelo é um excelente livro para quem quer compreender como surgiu a Internet, como esta rede transformou a vida pessoal, empresarial, das organizações, dos governos, etc.

Manuel Castels neste livro avalia o poder da Internet e as forma como os seus utilizadores têm utilizado este meio para transformar a sociedade numa “sociedade em rede.”

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Dec 15, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Although there are some useful informations, it's pretty boring because of all those names, years, places, researches, statistics, listed in. I hate to skip parts, but I had to go faster trough some parts close to the end, because I felt that sentences were pushed in just to fill space and page number quota. Still, book is a good read, for its conclusion on the last two chapters. it really nicely sums it up.
Tim Ingham
It's hard to criticise a book by such an important thinker but although this book covers most off the bases it seems more than a little dated now especially with respect to its characterisation of internet politics as non-interactive. This section seems to miss something by not being able to take account of the post-twitter environment. Elsewhere, I just had a nagging feeling that a slightly more critical account of the internet might be possible...
Lucas Oliveira
Apr 25, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Uma boa reflexão acerca da internet e como a mesma vêm transformando os âmbitos econômicos, políticos e sociais, criando uma realidade única. Verdade seja dita o livro é datado, ou seja tem informações um tanto quanto antiquadas, porém algumas partes do livro continuam a valer a leitura. Todos aqueles que pretendem entender o "começo" da internet deveriam ler pelo menos o inicio desse livro.
Aug 03, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
En god bog der dog mærkes af at den efterhånden har nogle år bag sig. Især kapitlerne om politik og ikke mindst det digitale skel er vigtige i forståelsen af betydningen netværkssamfundet kan have på alles liv - både dem der vælger at være med og dem der tror de kan lade være...
I can't say I've ready Castells other works. But this was quite interseting although perhaps slightly dated at this point....
Despite being a bit dated, the book is still a worthwhile read. Very readable. Obviously, it has been written before social media.
Já li há um tempão... preciso reler pra dar algum feedback. Mas é um bom livro!
Aug 22, 2008 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Pretty damn boring. I was expecting this particular author to have more insightful and less academicized discussions of these topics. Yicch.
Alain van Hoof
Jan 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: internet-history
Especially the first part of the book is a very nice read. It is nice to see the view of an "outsider" in the UNIX/Linux Hackers world.
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Castells is a sociologist especially associated with information society and communication research.

The 2000–09 research survey of the Social Sciences Citation Index ranks him as the world’s fifth most-cited social science scholar, and the foremost-cited communication scholar.

A student radical, he fled from Spain to Paris in the early 1960s to escape from Francos fascist regime. In France he quick