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.
- Jaron Lanier “Who Owns The Future” (NYTimes Review) and Diane Rehm Interview with Jaron Lanier
- the prescient 1998 ‘Transparent Society’ by David Brin
- “Dragnet Nation” by Julia Anguin and Dragnet Nation Interview on Bill Moyers
- Virtual Unreality by Charles Seife, Kirkus Review and science Friday interview with Charles Seife
- “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.
- “”Delete-The Virtue of Forgetting in the Digital Age” by Viktor Mayer-Schoenberger, Oxford Internet Institute
- Technology critic Sarah M. Watson and ‘Living with data’ columns
- ‘Future Crime’ by Mark Goodman and Singularity 101 interview on ‘Future Crime’.
- ‘Windows Into the Soul’, survey of surveillance by Gary T. Marx with scenarios of ‘privacy fiction’.
- “On The Media” interview on “Digital Delusion” with Matthew Hindmanand CiteSeer citations on Googlearchy and Digital Democracy by Matthew Hindman.
- “The People’s Platform” by Astra Taylor (NY Times Review) and Democracy Now interview with Astra Taylor on Utopian Potential of the Internet”
- “Facebook Nation” “Total Information Awareness”, a webliography by Newton Lee
- “What Stays in Vegas…” by Adam Tanner and “What Stays in Vegas” Review from Kirkus
- “The Real Privacy Problem” by Evgeny Morozov and essays by Evgeny Morozov.
- ‘Bruce Schneier ‘Data and Goliath’.
- Cathy O’neil, data scientist, on ‘Weapons of Math Destruction’ and EconTalk interview with Cathy O’Neil on dangerous algorithms
- ‘The Black Box Society’ by Frank Pasquale
- review ‘The Attention Merchants’ by Timothy Wu and interview with Tim Wu on advertising.
Social Media Based Novels
- Dave Eggars, “The Circle”, Review by Margaret Atwood.
- Isabel Allende “Ripper”, review NPR books
- 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.