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The Resource The people's platform : taking back power and culture in the digital age, Astra Taylor

The people's platform : taking back power and culture in the digital age, Astra Taylor

Label
The people's platform : taking back power and culture in the digital age
Title
The people's platform
Title remainder
taking back power and culture in the digital age
Statement of responsibility
Astra Taylor
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
From a cutting-edge cultural commentator and documentary filmmaker, this work is a bold and brilliant challenge to cherished notions of the Internet as the great democratizing force of our age. The Internet has been hailed as a place where all can be heard and everyone can participate equally. But how true is this claim? In this seminal dismantling of techno-utopian visions, the author argues that for all that we "tweet" and "like" and "share," the Internet in fact reflects and amplifies real-world inequities at least as much as it ameliorates them. Online, just as off-line, attention and influence largely accrue to those who already have plenty of both. What we have seen so far, she says, has been not a revolution but a rearrangement. Silicon Valley tycoons now coexist with Hollywood moguls; a handful of giants like Amazon, Apple, Google, and Facebook remain the gatekeepers. And the worst habits of the old media model, the pressure to seek easy celebrity, to be quick and sensational above all, have proliferated online, where "aggregating" the work of others is the surest way to attract eyeballs and ad revenue. When culture is "free," creative work has diminishing value and advertising fuels the system. The new order looks suspiciously like the old one. We can do better, the author insists. The online world does offer an unprecedented opportunity, but a democratic culture that supports diverse voices, work of lasting value, and equitable business practices will not appear as a consequence of technology alone. If we want the Internet to truly be a people's platform, we will have to make it so.-- Publisher information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Taylor, Astra
Dewey number
302.23/1
Index
index present
LC call number
HM851
LC item number
.T39 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Internet
  • Virtual reality
  • Equality
  • Equality
  • Internet
  • Virtual reality
  • Internet
  • Virtuell verklighet
  • Jämlikhet
  • INTERNET
  • VIRTUAL REALITY
  • EQUALITY
  • SOCIAL CHANGE
Label
The people's platform : taking back power and culture in the digital age, Astra Taylor
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A peasant's kingdom -- For love or money -- What we want -- Unequal uptake -- The double anchor -- Drawing a line
Control code
ocn761850064
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
276 pages
Isbn
9780805093568
Lccn
2012042645
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780805093568
  • (OCoLC)761850064
Label
The people's platform : taking back power and culture in the digital age, Astra Taylor
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A peasant's kingdom -- For love or money -- What we want -- Unequal uptake -- The double anchor -- Drawing a line
Control code
ocn761850064
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
276 pages
Isbn
9780805093568
Lccn
2012042645
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780805093568
  • (OCoLC)761850064

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