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Internet Babylon: Secrets, Scandals, and Shocks on the Information Superhighway
     

Internet Babylon: Secrets, Scandals, and Shocks on the Information Superhighway

by Greg Holden
 

This book looks at the Internet from a sordid and entertaining perspective. The line between truth and fiction is blurred on the 'net, just as it is in Hollywood, and so are the scandals involving well-known movie and TV personalities, politicians, and the Internet's own brand of celebrities. The battle between illusion and reality is every bit as intense on the

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This book looks at the Internet from a sordid and entertaining perspective. The line between truth and fiction is blurred on the 'net, just as it is in Hollywood, and so are the scandals involving well-known movie and TV personalities, politicians, and the Internet's own brand of celebrities. The battle between illusion and reality is every bit as intense on the Internet as on the celluloid screen. Going beyond sites that glorify the seamier side to life, Internet Babylon is a guide to the unique sites that appeal to selective sensibilities.

Internet Babylon gives you the ability to live vicariously through and be a participant in extraordinary, even strange, goings-on that you might never otherwise encounter in your day-to-day life. You'll not only find entertaining and titillating stories that define the rough and wild side of a major force in society that's still developing, but you'll also discover the tools you need to be on top of breaking stories and find the news that's not fit to print.

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If human beings are involved, chances are there’s a dark (or just weird) underside lurking somewhere. Heaven knows the Internet is no exception. Get on the tour bus: Internet Babylon will show you that side of town. Keep the windows raised and your arms inside.

Here are the flakes, the conspiracy theorists, the political scandals. Here’s the Church of Elvis, and the sculpture of the Last Supper created entirely in butter. Here are the blackmailers, email hoaxers, and web-based organized crime rings. Here are the Bob Crane tributes, and the reunion site for Screamin’ Jay Hawkins’s 70-plus legitimate and illegitimate kids. Here are history’s most bizarre eBay auctions. Oh, yes, and two virtual toilet paper museums. Bill Camarda

Bill Camarda is a consultant, writer, and web/multimedia content developer. His 15 books include Special Edition Using Word 2003 and Upgrading & Fixing Networks for Dummies, Second Edition.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781590592991
Publisher:
Apress
Publication date:
03/10/2004
Edition description:
2004
Pages:
488
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.25(h) x 7.50(d)

Meet the Author

Since 1996, Greg Holden has been a full-time writer of books, articles, and columns on computer and Internet-related topics. He is the author of over 20 books on e-commerce, web design, and computing.

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