Book Reviews

The Social Media Peril — Part I:

Anti-Social Media: How Facebook Disconnects Us and Undermines Democracy, Siva Vaidhyanathan The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power, Shoshana Zuboff Zucked: Waking Up to the Facebook Catastrophe, Roger McNamee...

Turned On: Science, Sex and Robots

For those drawn to the ‘sex and robots’ topic of Kate Devlin’s new book, the large majority will come away disappointed. Why? Mostly because Devlin is an academic. Her book is a broad survey of the field (actually, of several fields), often reporting on the work of...

LikeWar: The Weaponization of Social Media

P.W. Singer and Emerson T. Brooking, authors of LikeWar: The Weaponization of Social Media, have a premise that is at once remarkable and patently obvious: social media rules the world — and not for good. As they put it in their introduction: “This is a book about how...

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