The Digital Divide: Writings for and Against Facebook, YouTube, Texting, and the Age of Social Networking

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This definitive work on the perils and promise of the social-media revolution collects writings by today's best thinkers and cultural commentators, with an all-new introduction by The Dumbest Generation author Mark Bauerlein.

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This definitive work on the perils and promise of the social-media revolution collects writings by today's best thinkers and cultural commentators, with an all-new introduction by The Dumbest Generation author Mark Bauerlein.

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The social media revolution continues to spin at a dizzying rate: Facebook has more than 700 million active users, including over 40% of the U.S. population. Twitter generates more than 1.6 billion queries each day. As we're all trying to catch up, editor Mark Bauerlein has gathered a forum of public intellectuals, cultural commentators, and prominent authors on the implications of this still accelerating technological breakthrough. The list of contributors includes Steven Johnson, Maggie Jackson, Todd Gitlin, Nicholas Carr, Douglas Rushkoff, Don Tapscott, and Clay Sharky. Spirited, fast breaking takes, pro and con, on the ever more active digital playground. Editor's recommendation.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781452632988
  • Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/8/2011
  • Format: CD
  • Edition description: Library - Unabridged CD
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 6.70 (h) x 1.00 (d)

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Mark Bauerlein

Mark Bauerlein is a professor of English at Emory University and has worked as a director of research and analysis at the National Endowment for the Arts.

Xe Sands has more than a decade of experience bringing stories to life through narration and performance. Sands's characterizations are rich and expressive and her narrations evocative and intimate. She has also won multiple AudioFile Earphones Awards, including for her narration of The Sweet Relief of Missing Children by Sarah Braunstein.

A veteran of stage and screen, Peter Berkrot held feature roles in Caddyshack and Showtime's Brotherhood. He has recorded over 170 audiobooks, over 100 for children; has been nominated for an Audie Award; and has received a number of AudioFile Earphones Awards and starred reviews.

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  • Posted May 29, 2012

    Highly recommended

    This book was engaging to read considering it is not a story-telling sort of book. It provides some great insight about the digital culture we live in. At the same time because it is more a compilation of several writings from different writers you can easily skip a section; it is not necessary to read it in chronological order.

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  • Posted December 7, 2011

    Best diverse compilation on digital media available to date.

    Mark Bauerlein's compilation of reviews and analysis of social media will challenge all viewpoints to look beyond the facile, lazy minded rants that passes for critical commentary. Educational leaders would benefit immensely from sharing these insights as the high school system enters the most transformative decade in memory.

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