Mark Bauerlein, "The Digital Divide: Arguments for and Against Facebook, Google, Texting, and the Age of Social Networking"
2011 | ISBN: 1585428868 | 368 pages | PDF | 6,9 MB
This definitive work on the perils and promise of the social- media revolution collects writings by today's best thinkers and cultural commentators, with an all-new introduction by Bauerlein.
Twitter, Facebook, e-publishing, blogs, distance-learning and other social media raise some of the most divisive cultural questions of our time. Some see the technological breakthroughs we live with as hopeful and democratic new steps in education, information gathering, and human progress. But others are deeply concerned by the eroding of civility online, declining reading habits, withering attention spans, and the treacherous effects of 24/7 peer pressure on our young.