Facebook and Philosophy: What's on Your Mind? [NOOK Book]

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Facebook and Philosophy is an entertaining, multi-faceted exploration of what Facebook means for us and for our relationships. With discussions ranging from the nature of friendship and its relationship to "friending," to the (debatable) efficacy of "online activism," this book is the most extensive and systematic attempt to understand Facebook yet. And with plenty of new perspectives on Twitter and Web 2.0 along the way, this fun, thought-provoking book is a serious and significant contribution for anyone ...
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Overview

Facebook and Philosophy is an entertaining, multi-faceted exploration of what Facebook means for us and for our relationships. With discussions ranging from the nature of friendship and its relationship to "friending," to the (debatable) efficacy of "online activism," this book is the most extensive and systematic attempt to understand Facebook yet. And with plenty of new perspectives on Twitter and Web 2.0 along the way, this fun, thought-provoking book is a serious and significant contribution for anyone working with social media, whether in academia, journalism, public relations, activism, or business. Exploring far-reaching questions — Can our interactions on Facebook help us care about each other more? Does Facebook signal the death of privacy, or (perhaps worse yet) the death of our desire for privacy? — Facebook and Philosophy is vital reading for anyone involved in social networks today.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780812697209
  • Publisher: Open Court Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 9/15/2010
  • Series: Popular Culture and Philosophy, #50
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 324
  • Sales rank: 1,154,073
  • File size: 1,009 KB

Meet the Author

D. E. Wittkower is Lecturer in Philosophy at Coastal Carolina University in Conway, South Carolina. He is editor of iPod and Philosophy and Mr. Monk and Philosophy.
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Table of Contents

Profile Pages

A Reply to facebook Critics

Who Uses facebook and Why? D.E. Wittkower Wittkower, D. E.

facebook Itself Sebastinn Valenzuela Valenzuela, Sebastinn 1

1 The Privacy Virus Sebastinn Valenzuela Valenzuela, Sebastinn 3

2 It's Like Talking to a Wall James Grimmelmann Grimmelmann, James 13

3 Ian became a fan of Marshall McLuhan on facebook and suggested you become a fan too. Graham Meikle Meikle, Graham 21

4 With Friends Like These, Who Needs Enemies? Ian Bogost Bogost, Ian 33

The Profile and the Self Elizabeth Losh Losh, Elizabeth 49

5 Profile Picture, Right Here, Right Now Elizabeth Losh Losh, Elizabeth 51

6 You Can't Front on facebook Jeremy Sarachan Sarachan, Jeremy 65

7 Why I Am Not a Friend Mimi Marinucci Marinucci, Mimi 75

8 Playing Around with Identity Mariam Thalos Thalos, Mariam 89

9 Spectacle 2.0? Anthony Beavers Beavers, Anthony 97

facebook Friends D.E. Witilcower Witilcower, D. E. 109

10 Why Can't We Be Virtual Friends? D.E. Witilcower Witilcower, D. E. 111

11 The Friendship that Makes No Demands Craig Condella Condella, Craig 123

12 Care Ethics, Friendship, and facebook Matthew Tedesco Tedesco, Matthew 135

13 What Are Friends For? Maurice Hamington Hamington, Maurice 147

Social Networking Chris Bloor Bloor, Chris 159

14 Dear facebook Chris Bloor Bloor, Chris 161

15 Gossip and the Evolution of facebook Adam Briggle Briggle, Adam 173

16 facebook as an Excess of Seeing Margaret A. Cuonzo Cuonzo, Margaret A. 181

17 Do Status Updates Have Any Value? M. Deanya Lattimore Lattimore, M. Deanya 191

18 Gatekeeper, Moderator, Synthesizer Jodi Halpern Halpern, Jodi 201

Activity and Passivity Michael V. Butera Butera, Michael V. 213

19 facebook, Surveillance, and Power Michael V. Butera Butera, Michael V. 215

20 Wall to Wall or Face to Face Matthew Fraser Fraser, Matthew 231

21 facebook as Playground and Factory Asaf Bar-Tura Bar-Tura, Asaf 241

22 The Proles and Cons of facebook Trebor Scholz Scholz, Trebor 253

23 Faking It on facebook John Clulow Clulow, John 265

Keyword Search Michael Pedersen Pedersen, Michael 277

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