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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other editions. Enlarge cover. Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Bloggerati, Twitterati by Mary Cross. Bloggerati, Twitterati: How Blogs and Twitter Are Transforming Popular Culture explores the ongoing digital revolution and examines the way it is changing--and will change--the way people live and communicate.

Starting from the proposition that the Internet is now the center of popular culture, the book offers descriptions of blogs and Twitter and the online behavior they Bloggerati, Twitterati: How Blogs and Twitter Are Transforming Popular Culture explores the ongoing digital revolution and examines the way it is changing--and will change--the way people live and communicate.

Starting from the proposition that the Internet is now the center of popular culture, the book offers descriptions of blogs and Twitter and the online behavior they foster.

It looks at the demographics of users and the impact of the Internet on knowledge, thinking, writing, politics, and journalism. A primary focus is on the way blogs and tweets are opening up communication to the people, free from gatekeepers and sanctioned rhetoric. The other side of the coin is the online hijacking of the news and its potential for spreading misinformation and fomenting polarization, topics that are analyzed even as the situation continues to evolve.

Finally, the book gathers predictions from cultural critics about the future of digital popular culture and makes a few predictions of its own. Get A Copy. Hardcover , pages. More Details Other Editions 3. Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

To ask other readers questions about Bloggerati, Twitterati , please sign up. Be the first to ask a question about Bloggerati, Twitterati. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 2. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Aug 10, Katrina Sark rated it liked it. Became Netscape, dominant web browser, overtaken by Internet Explorer, shipped with Windows by — First mobile phone, Nokia launched in Finland — Jorn Barger posted first weblog, Robot Wisdom WebLog — Google search engine launched by Sergey Brin and Larry Page; first news story broken online, not on mainstream media, by Matt Drudge at his Drudge Report about the Clinton White House — million users on Internet; dot.

Yet American culture — the way we live, govern, communicate, and behave — remains distinctive. It is known the world over for its ideology of freedom and democracy, which, no matter how tarnished, seems to retain its utopian aura and exceptionalism.

Hotmail made email popular. A report by the Pew Internet and American Life Center found that 32 percent of teens between the ages of 12 and 17 reported experiencing some form of cyberbullying.

Blocking or shutting down Twitter, Facebook, and Google are arresting people who speak out, countries with state-controlled media try to stop social change, criticism, and dissent bubbling out of the Internet and threatening their authority. The United Arab Emirates suspended all BlackBeryy service in the country in because the provider would not redo its systems to let the government intercept the communications of subscribers.

India also threatened to block BlackBerry service if they did not let law enforcement monitor messages. Meanwhile, stories of government abuse trickle out as citizens learn ways to evade filters and shutdowns. Net Neutrality or open Internet is about treating all data on the Internet equally, without service providers giving priority and speed — a fast lane — to one kind of content, like video conferencing and charging for it , over other kinds, like e-mail.

The Federal Communications Commission FCC , in favor of net neutrality, proposed regulations requiring Internet service providers to treat all web content the same, but it lacks the legal authority to enforce them. They prefer the graphics first, then the text. They are used to instant gratification and want their information to be entertaining.

They are exploring the online world from a life-long analog experience, used to getting their information from the printed word — newspapers and books — and radio and television. Digital immigrants are also used to more reflective ways of comprehending the world. Inventing the digital self requires re-engineering long-time habits of communication and information gathering. Researchers say the stimulation and excitement of going online can release adrenaline and dopamine that reinforces the habit.

This is particularly true of those who like video games, but it can be an effect of the anticipation and satisfaction of going online, and it si reinforcing.

At first society uses the new tool to better do what they have been doing. The generation raised with it finds totally new things and ways to do things. Thus, we will be working in jobs that we cannot now see or define. Oct 07, Marissa Schmidt rated it it was ok. How many hours a day do you spend online? Mary Cross is attempting to shed light on the positives and the negatives of having a culture so engrossed in the world of social media and so reliant on the Internet. She quotes experts, talks numbers and data, and speculates as to why blogs, Twitter and Facebook have changed communication in the way that they have.

Cross has definitely done her research with this book. The amount of statistics alone must have taken a great deal of time to pull together as well as to arrange in a logical and effective way.

She quotes a lot of newspaper publications, prominent individuals, and studies that have been conducted and are related to the topics addressed in the book. Cross cited all of her sources as well, identifying in the text which ideas were not hers and then listing them by chapter at the end of the book. Overall, Cross comes across as a credible and reliable source of information.

However, many of the facts, stories and opinions presented are repeated too often to be as effective as Cross probably hoped they would be. Finally, the book was published in , making some of the information and even some of the ideas and opinions, outdated.

I would recommend this book to others interested in technology, social media and the Internet and its effects on society but with the warning that parts of it are redundant or outdated. In its favor is the fact that it is a short read and easily understood. Feb 24, Megan rated it it was ok. In this book the author gives many different statistics and social media advice as well as individuals opinions. The subject matter of the book was mainly statistics and data revolving around Twitter, blogging and the internet as a way for people to receive information.

The author describes when the internet becomes more predominate and how people search for their information and how it has changed. The author also acknowledges that because of the internet people are more socially connected than In this book the author gives many different statistics and social media advice as well as individuals opinions.

The author also acknowledges that because of the internet people are more socially connected than previously before. In addition, the author admits that there is a different type of language online then when someone is writing a book. There is a lot of short-hand when writing since Twitter and Facebook only allow a certain number of characters when writing on their site. The book is full of different data and dates of social media from when it all started to how it has change society.

The book explains that information is becoming more accessible to everyone. The author states that the majority of people go online to read the news than buy a newspaper. That sometimes the news is reported incorrectly because of where the information came from or how it was reported.

In addition, the author believes that Twitter and blogs as well as other internet media sites have started to takeover journalism. The author believes that because these types of sites are quicker at getting the news out into the public than a newspaper or magazine.

This was not attention-grabbing book like I thought it was going to be. I am a little disappointed since I thought this book was about blogging and Twitter and how it helped change the way information is portrayed and received. This book was packed with statistics, dates, and quotes from other sources to the percentages of people that are online.

Many of the examples that I found knowledgeable were things that I already knew. To conclude, this book was well written besides all of the data and quotes that were involved. Now, if a person needs to write a report on the history of it all, then this book is for you. Jun 10, Mary rated it liked it Shelves: read-for-class. I read this for my thesis. It compared traditional blogging with micro-blogging twitter , and discussed how these two forms of communication are changing popular culture.

I found a lot of the book to be common knowledge or information I already knew, and since it was written in , a lot of the information that it is touting as "new", is quite out of date already. However, the most valuable resource from this book are all of the studies that the author cites throughout in the footnotes.

These I read this for my thesis. These are all published annually through Pew Research Lab and the like, and I can get up-to-date numbers to refresh their findings for my thesis. In that regard, I found this book to be useful for providing additional research.

Otherwise, the conclusions were not that revolutionary.

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Starting from the proposition that the Internet is now the center of popular culture, the book offers descriptions of blogs and Twitter and the online behavior they foster. It looks at the demographics of users and the impact of the Internet on knowledge, thinking, writing, politics, and journalism. A primary focus is on the way blogs and tweets are opening up communication to the people, free from gatekeepers and sanctioned rhetoric. The other side of the coin is the online hijacking of the news and its potential for spreading misinformation and fomenting polarization, topics that are analyzed even as the situation continues to evolve. Finally, the book gathers predictions from cultural critics about the future of digital popular culture and makes a few predictions of its own. A tsunami of electronic media has overtaken us on the Internet, transforming everything in its path.

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Bloggerati, Twitterati: How Blogs and Twitter Are Transforming Popular Culture explores the ongoing digital revolution and examines the way it is changing—and will change—the way people live and communicate. Starting from the proposition that the Internet is now the center of popular culture, the book offers descriptions of blogs and Twitter and the online behavior they foster. It looks at the demographics of users and the impact of the Internet on knowledge, thinking, writing, politics, and journalism. A primary focus is on the way blogs and tweets are opening up communication to the people, free from gatekeepers and sanctioned rhetoric. The other side of the coin is the online hijacking of the news and its potential for spreading misinformation and fomenting polarization, topics that are analyzed even as the situation continues to evolve. Finally, the book gathers predictions from cultural critics about the future of digital popular culture and makes a few predictions of its own. Bloggerati, Twitterati: How Blogs and Twitter Are Transforming Popular Culture explores the ongoing digital revolution Facebook is the most hated site on the web the internet changes so quickly that

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