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From the Publisher"It is Miller's focus on Trinidad and his beguilingly intimatestyle of writing that makes this work special. Prepare to have yourexpectations confounded."
"A very welcome and distinctive contribution to what iscurrently a small body of work on emerging online socialnetworks."
"With social media playing an increasingly dominant role in ourlives, it was about time somebody undertook a serious academicstudy of the way the Facebook phenomenon is changing and shapingbehaviour...Whatever your feelings about the ever-present Facebook,Twitter etc, they are here to stay, so this book is an intriguingguide to as-yet uncharted territory."
"Miller has written an insightful and engaging look at whatFacebook has done to Trinidad and, more intriguingly, what Trinidadis doing to Facebook. For anyone keen to understand what humanculture is becoming as the internet becomes its nearly universalvehicle, Tales from Facebook is obligatory reading."
Julian Dibbell, contributing editor for Wired magazine andauthor of My Tiny Life and Play Money"
Tales from Facebook is a genre-busting tour de force.Miller moves between fascinating stories of the often unexpectedways Trinidadians (for whom the verb 'to friend' is over a centuryold) use Facebook to thought-provoking discussions of the broadimplications of social networking sites. Readers from a wide rangeof backgrounds will find this book an insightful treasure.
"Tom Boellstorff, Professor of Anthropology, University ofCalifornia, Irvine, and author of Coming of Age in Second Life:An Anthropologist Explores the Virtually Human