Facebook and philosophy : what's on your mind?

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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 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.
Reply to facebook critics / D. E. Wittkower
Who uses facebook and why? / Homero Gil de Zúñiga and Sebastián Valenzuela
Privacy virus / James Grimmelmann
It's like talking to a wall / Graham Meikle
Ian became a fan of Marshal McLuhan on facebook and suggested you become a fan too / Ian Bogost
With friends like these, who needs enemies? / Elizabeth Losh
Profile picture, right here, right now / Jeremy Sarachan
You can't front on facebook / Mimi Marinucci
Why I am not a friend / Mariam Thalos
Playing around with identity / Tamara Wandel and Anthony Beavers
Spectacle 2.0? / Rune Vejby and D. E. Wittkower
Why can't we be virtual friends? / Craig Condella
Friendship that makes no demands / Matthew Tedesco
Care ethics, friendship, and facebook / Maurice Hamington
What are friends for? / Chris Bloor
Dear facebook / Adam Briggle
Gossip and the evolution of facebook / Margaret A. Cuonzo
Facebook as an excess of seeing / M. Deanya Lattimore
Do status updates have any value? / Abrol Fairweather and Jodi Halpern
Gatekeeper, moderator, synthesizer / Michael V. Butera
Facebook, surveillance, and power / Waddick Doyle and Matthew Fraser
Wall to wall or face to face / Asaf Bar-Tura
Facebook as playground and factory / Trebor Scholz
Proles and cons of facebook / Richard Morgan and John Clulow
Faking it on facebook / Sara Louise Muhr and Michael Pedersen.

Additional Information
Series Popular culture and philosophy ; v. 50.
Subjects Facebook (Electronic resource)
Online social networks.
Internet -- Social aspects.
Publisher Chicago :Open Court,2010
Contributors Wittkower, D. E., 1977-
Language English
Description xxxvii, 285 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 9780812696752 (trade paper : alk. paper)
0812696751 (trade paper : alk. paper)
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