Appendix 4:Books, reviews, interviews on Social Media and Privacy

Books are identified where possible by an informative review. This leaves open where and how to obtain your books. The author’s source is primarily Bookshare.org a treasure for print-disabled readers, with gratitude.


Podcast interviews with authors are also provided where possible. All links were access mid-December 2016.

Social Media Criticism


See the Questions posed about social media for context for these books, articles, reviews, and interviews.

  1. Jaron Lanier “Who Owns The Future” (NYTimes Review) and Diane Rehm Interview with Jaron Lanier

  2. the prescient 1998 ‘Transparent Society’ by David Brin

  3. “Dragnet Nation” by Julia Anguin and Dragnet Nation Interview on Bill Moyers

  4. Virtual Unreality by Charles Seife, Kirkus Review and science Friday interview with Charles Seife

  5. “The End of Absence”, by Michael Harris (Kirkus Review) , and ‘End of Absence’ podcast from Boing Boing. about the generation straddling the Dawn of Web Time, the last generation to remember before the Web.

  6. “”Delete-The Virtue of Forgetting in the Digital Age” by Viktor Mayer-Schoenberger, Oxford Internet Institute

  7. Technology critic Sarah M. Watson and ‘Living with data’ columns

  8. ‘Future Crime’ by Mark Goodman and Singularity 101 interview on ‘Future Crime’.

  9. ‘Windows Into the Soul’, survey of surveillance by Gary T. Marx with scenarios of ‘privacy fiction’.

  10. “On The Media” interview on “Digital Delusion” with Matthew Hindmanand CiteSeer citations on Googlearchy and Digital Democracy by Matthew Hindman.

  11. “The People’s Platform” by Astra Taylor (NY Times Review) and Democracy Now interview with Astra Taylor on Utopian Potential of the Internet”

  12. “Facebook Nation” “Total Information Awareness”, a webliography by Newton Lee
  13. “What Stays in Vegas…” by Adam Tanner and “What Stays in Vegas” Review from Kirkus

  14. “The Real Privacy Problem” by Evgeny Morozov and essays by Evgeny Morozov.

  15. ‘Bruce Schneier ‘Data and Goliath’.

  16. Cathy O’neil, data scientist, on ‘Weapons of Math Destruction’ and EconTalk interview with Cathy O’Neil on dangerous algorithms

  17. ‘The Black Box Society’ by Frank Pasquale
  18. review ‘The Attention Merchants’ by Timothy Wu and interview with Tim Wu on advertising.

Social Media Based Novels


  1. Dave Eggars, “The Circle”, Review by Margaret Atwood.

  2. Isabel Allende “Ripper”, review NPR books

  3. Shumeet Baluja, “The Silicon Jungle: A Novel of Deception, Power, and Internet Intrigue”, with free content and Don Norman’s review of “The Silicon Jungle”


More references to come on privacy.