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You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost)

From online entertainment mogul actress and queen of the geeks Felicia Day a funny quirky and inspiring memoir about her unusual upbringing her rise to Internet stardom and embracing her individuality to find success in Hollywood br br The Internet isn t all cat videos There s also Felicia Day violinist filmmaker Internet entrepreneur compulsive gamer hoagie specialist and former lonely homeschooled girl who overcame her isolated childhood to become the ruler of a new world or at least semi influential in the world of Internet Geeks and Goodreads book clubs br br After growing up in the south where she was home schooled for hippie reasons Felicia moved to Hollywood to pursue her dream of becoming an actress and was immediately typecast as a crazy cat lady secretary But Felicia s misadventures in Hollywood led her to produce her own web series own her own production company and become an Internet star br br Felicia s short ish life and her rags to riches rise to Internet fame launched her career as one of the most influential creators in new media Now Felicia s strange world is filled with thoughts on creativity video games and a dash of mild feminist activism just like her memoir br br Hilarious and inspirational i You re Never Weird on the Internet Almost i is proof that everyone should embrace what makes them different and be brave enough to share it with the world because anything is possible now even for a digital misfit


ttyl (Internet Girls, #1)

Audacious author Lauren Myracle accomplishes something of a literary miracle in her second young adult novel i ttyl i Internet instant messaging shorthand for talk to you later as she crafts an epistolary novel entirely out of IM transcripts between three high school girls p Far from being precious the format proves perfect for accurately capturing the sweet histrionics and intimate intricacies of teenage girls Grownups and even teenage boys might feel as if they ve intercepted a raw feed from Girl Secret Headquarters as the book s three protagonists identified by their screen names SnowAngel zoegirl and mad maddie tough their way through a rough and tumble time in high school Conversations range from the predictable clothes the delicate high school popularity ecosystem boys boys in French class boys in Old Navy commercials etc to the the jarringly explicit the girls discuss female ejaculation some girls really do tho i read it in our bodies ourselves and the unintentionally hilarious Maddie s IM reduction of the Christian poem Footprints oh no my son no no no i was carrying u don t u c p p But Myracle s triumph in ttyl comes in leveraging the language stretching idiom of e mail text messaging and IM Reaching to express themselves the girls communicate almost as much through punctuation and syntactical quirks as with words SnowAngel cuz drumroll please ROB TYLER is in my french class breathes deeply with hand to throbbing bosom on friday we have to do une dialogue together i get to ask for a bite of his hot dog p p Myracle already proved her command of teenage girl ness with i Kissing Kate i but the self imposed convention of ttyl allows a subtlety that is even more brilliant Parents might like reading the book just to quantify how out of touch they are but teens will love the winning satisfyingly dramatic tale of this tumultuous trio Ages to Paul Hughes p


The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains

Is Google making us stupid When Nicholas Carr posed that question in a celebrated i Atlantic Monthly i cover story he tapped into a well of anxiety about how the Internet is changing us He also crystallized one of the most important debates of our time As we enjoy the Net s bounties or are we sacrificing our ability to read and think deeply br br Now Carr expands his argument into the most compelling exploration of the Internet s intellectual and cultural consequences yet published As he describes how human thought has been shaped through the centuries by tools of the mind from the alphabet to maps to the printing press the clock and the computer Carr interweaves a fascinating account of recent discoveries in neuroscience by such pioneers as Michael Merzenich and Eric Kandel Our brains the historical and scientific evidence reveals change in response to our experiences The technologies we use to find store and share information can literally reroute our neural pathways br br Building on the insights of thinkers from Plato to McLuhan Carr makes a convincing case that every information technology carries an intellectual ethic a set of assumptions about the nature of knowledge and intelligence He explains how the printed book served to focus our attention promoting deep and creative thought In stark contrast the Internet encourages the rapid distracted sampling of small bits of information from many sources Its ethic is that of the industrialist an ethic of speed and efficiency of optimized production and consumption and now the Net is remaking us in its own image We are becoming ever more adept at scanning and skimming but what we are losing is our capacity for concentration contemplation and reflection br br Part intellectual history part popular science and part cultural criticism i The Shallows i sparkles with memorable vignettes Friedrich Nietzsche wrestling with a typewriter Sigmund Freud dissecting the brains of sea creatures Nathaniel Hawthorne contemplating the thunderous approach of a steam locomotive even as it plumbs profound questions about the state of our modern psyche This is a book that will forever alter the way we think about media and our minds


ttfn (Internet Girls, #2)

After everything they ve been through together Angela Maddie and Zoe know they ll be friends till the end but sometimes the fates or parents have other plans br With sophomore year and its troubles behind them the winsome threesome is on cruise control enjoying the well earned perks of being sixteen But then Angela SnowAngel gets some seriously bad family news that threatens to change her life forever On top of that Maddie mad maddie decides to let loose her wild side P and Zoe zoegirl struggles to keep a big secret from Angela O Will junior year pull the girls apart just when they need each other most Only their instant messages reveal the full story


The Internet is a Playground

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The Victorian Internet

For centuries people communicated across distances only as quickly as the fastest ship or horse could travel Generations of innovators tried and failed to develop speedier messaging devices But in the mid s a few extraordinary pioneers at last succeeded Their invention the electric telegraph shrank the world more quickly than ever before br br A colorful tale of scientific discovery and technological cunning i The Victorian Internet i tells the story of the telegraph s creation and remarkable impact and of the visionaries oddballs and eccentrics who pioneered it By telegraph cables spanned continents and oceans revolutionizing the ways countries dealt with one another The telegraph gave rise to creative business practices and new forms of crime Romances blossomed over the wires Secret codes were devised by some users and cracked by others The benefits of the network were relentlessly hyped by its advocates and dismissed by its skeptics And attitudes toward everything from news gathering to war had to be completely rethought br br The telegraph unleashed the greatest revolution in communications since the development of the printing press Its saga offers many parallels to that of the Internet in our own time and is a fascinating episode in the history of technology


l8r, g8r (Internet Girls, #3)

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Tubes: A Journey to the Center of the Internet

Andrew Blum plunges into the unseen but real ether of the Internet in a journey both compelling and profound You will never open an email in quite the same way again br Tom Vanderbilt em New York Times em bestselling author of em Traffic em br br In em Tubes em Andrew Blum a correspondent at em Wired em magazine takes us on an engaging utterly fascinating tour behind the scenes of our everyday lives and reveals the dark beating heart of the Internet itself A remarkable journey through the brave new technological world we live in em Tubes em is to the early twenty first century what em Soul of a New Machine em Tracy Kidder s classic story of the creation of a new computer was to the late twentieth br


The Filter Bubble: What the Internet is Hiding From You

In December Google began customizing its search results for each user Instead of giving you the most broadly popular result Google now tries to predict what you are most likely to click on According to MoveOn org board president Eli Pariser Google s change in policy is symptomatic of the most significant shift to take place on the Web in recent years the rise of personalization In this groundbreaking investigation of the new hidden Web Pariser uncovers how this growing trend threatens to control how we consume and share information as a society and reveals what we can do about it Though the phenomenon has gone largely undetected until now personalized filters are sweeping the Web creating individual universes of information for each of us Facebook the primary news source for an increasing number of Americans prioritizes the links it believes will appeal to you so that if you are a liberal you can expect to see only progressive links Even an old media bastion like The Washington Post devotes the top of its home page to a news feed with the links your Facebook friends are sharing Behind the scenes a burgeoning industry of data companies is tracking your personal information to sell to advertisers from your political leanings to the color you painted your living room to the hiking boots you just browsed on Zappos In a personalized world we will increasingly be typed and fed only news that is pleasant familiar and confirms our beliefs and because these filters are invisible we won t know what is being hidden from us Our past interests will determine what we are exposed to in the future leaving less room for the unexpected encounters that spark creativity innovation and the democratic exchange of ideas While we all worry that the Internet is eroding privacy or shrinking our attention spans Pariser uncovers a more pernicious and far reaching trend and shows how we can and must change course With vivid detail and remarkable scope The Filter Bubble reveals how personalization undermines the Internet s original purpose as an open platform for the spread of ideas and could leave us all in an isolated echoing world


Notes from the Internet Apocalypse

When the Internet suddenly stops working society reels from the loss of flowing data instant messages and streaming entertainment Addicts wander the streets talking to themselves in characters or forcing cats to perform tricks for their amusement while the truly desperate pin their requests for casual encounters on public bulletin boards The economy tumbles further and the government passes the draconian NET Recovery Act br br For Gladstone the Net s disappearance comes particularly hard following the loss of his wife leaving his flask of Jamesons and grandfather s fedora as the only comforts in his Brooklyn apartment But there are rumors that someone in New York is still online Someone set apart from this new world where Facebook flirters poke each other in real life and members of Anonymous trade memes at secret parties Where a former librarian can sell information as a human search engine and the perverted fulfill their secret fetishes at the blossoming Rule club With the help of his friends a blogger and a webcam girl both now out of work Gladstone sets off to find the Internet But is he the right man to save humanity from this Apocalypse br br For fans of David Wong Chad Kultgen and Chuck Palahniuk Wayne Gladstone s i Notes from the Internet Apocalypse i i i examines the question What is life without the Web


Really Professional Internet Person

Jenn McAllister better known as JennxPenn has been obsessed with making videos since she found her parents video camera at the age of eight A shy child Jenn turned to film because unlike life there can always be a do over br br i Really Professional Internet Person i offers both an insider s guide to building a successful YouTube channel and an intimate portrait of the surreality of insta fame and the harsh reality of high school br br Brimming with honesty heart and Jenn s patented sense of humor i Really Professional Internet Person i features top ten lists photos screenshots social media posts and never before posted stories chronicling Jenn s journey from an anxious middle schooler just trying to fit in to a YouTube sensation unafraid to stand out br


I Hate the Internet

What if you told the truth and the whole world heard you What if you lived in a country swamped with Internet outrage What if you were a woman in a society that hated women br br Set in the San Francisco of I Hate the Internet offers a hilarious and obscene portrayal of life amongst the victims of the digital boom As billions of tweets fuel the city s gentrification and the human wreckage piles up a group of friends suffers the consequences of being useless in a new world that despises the pointless and unprofitable br br In this his first full length novel Jarett Kobek tackles the pressing questions of our moment Why do we applaud the enrichment of CEOs at the expense of the weak and the powerless Why are we giving away our intellectual property Why is activism in the st Century nothing more than a series of morality lectures typed into devices built by slaves br br Here at last comes an explanation of the Internet in the crudest possible terms


The Internet Is Not the Answer

The Internet created during the Cold War has now ushered in one of the greatest shifts in society since the Industrial Revolution There are many positive ways in which the Internet has contributed to the world but as a society we are less aware of the Internet s deeply negative effects on our psychology economy and culture In i The Internet Is Not the Answer i Andrew Keen a twenty year veteran of the tech industry traces the technological and economic history of the internet from its founding in the s through the rise of the big data companies to the increasing attempts to monetize almost every human activity and investigates how the internet is reconfiguring our world often at great cost In this sharp witty narrative informed by the work of other writers academics and reporters as well as his own wide ranging research and interviews Keen shows us the tech world warts and all and investigates what we can do to make sure the choices we make about the reconfiguring of our society do not lead to unpleasant unforeseen aftershocks br


Cypherpunks: Freedom and the Future of the Internet

Cypherpunks are activists who advocate the widespread use of strong cryptography writing in code as a route to progressive change Julian Assange the editor in chief of and visionary behind WikiLeaks has been a leading voice in the cypherpunk movement since its inception in the s br br Now in what is sure to be a wave making new book Assange brings together a small group of cutting edge thinkers and activists from the front line of the battle for cyber space to discuss whether electronic communications will emancipate or enslave us Among the topics addressed are Do Facebook and Google constitute the greatest surveillance machine that ever existed perpetually tracking our location our contacts and our lives Far from being victims of that surveillance are most of us willing collaborators Are there legitimate forms of surveillance for instance in relation to the Four Horsemen of the Infopocalypse money laundering drugs terrorism and pornography And do we have the ability through conscious action and technological savvy to resist this tide and secure a world where freedom is something which the Internet helps bring about br br The harassment of WikiLeaks and other Internet activists together with attempts to introduce anti file sharing legislation such as SOPA and ACTA indicate that the politics of the Internet have reached a crossroads In one direction lies a future that guarantees in the watchwords of the cypherpunks privacy for the weak and transparency for the powerful in the other lies an Internet that allows government and large corporations to discover ever more about internet users while hiding their own activities Assange and his co discussants unpick the complex issues surrounding this crucial choice with clarity and engaging enthusiasm


yolo (Internet Girls, #4)

Through texts and messages the mega bestselling beloved Internet Girls series followed the ups and downs of school for three very different very close friends Now it s freshman year of college for the winsome threesome and everything is different For one the best friends are facing their first semester apart Way way apart Maddie s in California Zoe s in Ohio and Angela s back in Georgia And it s not just the girls who are separated Zoe s worried that Doug wants to break up now that they re at different schools and Maddie s boyfriend Ian is on the other side of the country In the face of change and diverging paths Maddie s got a plan to keep the friends close and it involves embracing the present making memories and roller derby Using of the moment technology Lauren Myracle brings her groundbreaking series into the brave new virtual world of texting and tweets


Where Wizards Stay Up Late: The Origins of the Internet

Twenty five years ago it didn t exist Today twenty million people worldwide are surfing the Net Where Wizards Stay Up Late is the exciting story of the pioneers responsible for creating the most talked about most influential and most far reaching communications breakthrough since the invention of the telephone br br In the s when computers where regarded as mere giant calculators J C R Licklider at MIT saw them as the ultimate communications devices With Defense Department funds he and a band of visionary computer whizzes began work on a nationwide interlocking network of computers Taking readers behind the scenes Where Wizards Stay Up Late captures the hard work genius and happy accidents of their daring stunningly successful venture


Everybody Lies: Big Data, New Data, and What the Internet Can Tell Us About Who We Really Are

strong Semi Finalist in the Science amp Technology category in the Choice Awards strong br br strong Foreword by Steven Pinker author of em The Better Angels of our Nature em strong br br Blending the informed analysis of em The Signal and the Noise em with the instructive iconoclasm of em Think Like a Freak em a fascinating illuminating and witty look at what the vast amounts of information now instantly available to us reveals about ourselves and our world provided we ask the right questions br br By the end of an average day in the early twenty first century human beings searching the internet will amass eight trillion gigabytes of data This staggering amount of information unprecedented in history can tell us a great deal about who we are the fears desires and behaviors that drive us and the conscious and unconscious decisions we make From the profound to the mundane we can gain astonishing knowledge about the human psyche that less than twenty years ago seemed unfathomable br br em Everybody Lies em offers fascinating surprising and sometimes laugh out loud insights into everything from economics to ethics to sports to race to sex gender and more all drawn from the world of big data What percentage of white voters didn t vote for Barack Obama because he s black Does where you go to school affect how successful you are in life Do parents secretly favor boy children over girls Do violent films affect the crime rate Can you beat the stock market How regularly do we lie about our sex lives and who s more self conscious about sex men or women br br Investigating these questions and a host of others Seth Stephens Davidowitz offers revelations that can help us understand ourselves and our lives better Drawing on studies and experiments on how we really live and think he demonstrates in fascinating and often funny ways the extent to which all the world is indeed a lab With conclusions ranging from strange but true to thought provoking to disturbing he explores the power of this digital truth serum and its deeper potential revealing biases deeply embedded within us information we can use to change our culture and the questions we re afraid to ask that might be essential to our health both emotional and physical All of us are touched by big data everyday and its influence is multiplying em Everybody Lies em challenges us to think differently about how we see it and the world


The Internet of Money

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The Future of the Internet and How to Stop It

This extraordinary book explains the engine that has catapulted the Internet from backwater to ubiquity and reveals that it is sputtering precisely because of its runaway success With the unwitting help of its users the generative Internet is on a path to a lockdown ending its cycle of innovation and facilitating unsettling new kinds of control br br IPods iPhones Xboxes and TiVos represent the first wave of Internet centered products that can t be easily modified by anyone except their vendors or selected partners These tethered appliances have already been used in remarkable but little known ways car GPS systems have been reconfigured at the demand of law enforcement to eavesdrop on the occupants at all times and digital video recorders have been ordered to self destruct thanks to a lawsuit against the manufacturer thousands of miles away New Web platforms like Google mash ups and Facebook are rightly touted but their applications can be similarly monitored and eliminated from a central source As tethered appliances and applications eclipse the PC the very nature of the Internet its generativity or innovative character is at risk br br The Internet s current trajectory is one of lost opportunity Its salvation Zittrain argues lies in the hands of its millions of users Drawing on generative technologies like Wikipedia that have so far survived their own successes this book shows how to develop new technologies and social structures that allow users to work creatively and collaboratively participate in solutions and become true netizens br br The book is available to download under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike license Download PDF a target blank href http futureoftheinternet org download rel nofollow http futureoftheinternet org download a


Information Doesn't Want to Be Free: Laws for the Internet Age

In sharply argued fast moving chapters Cory Doctorow s i Information Doesn t Want to Be Free i takes on the state of copyright and creative success in the digital age Can small artists still thrive in the Internet era Can giant record labels avoid alienating their audiences This is a book about the pitfalls and the opportunities that creative industries and individuals are confronting today about how the old models have failed or found new footing and about what might soon replace them An essential read for anyone with a stake in the future of the arts i Information Doesn t Want to Be Free i offers a vivid guide to the ways creativity and the Internet interact today and to what might be coming next


Magic and Loss: The Internet as Art

Just as Susan Sontag did for photography and Marshall McLuhan did for television Virginia Heffernan called one of the best living writers of English prose reveals the logic and aesthetics behind the Internet br br Since its inception the Internet has morphed from merely an extension of traditional media into its own full fledged civilization It is among mankind s great masterpieces a massive work of art As an idea it rivals monotheism We all inhabit this fascinating place But its deep logic its cultural potential and its societal impact often elude us In this deep and thoughtful book Virginia Heffernan presents an original and far reaching analysis of what the Internet is and does br br Life online in the highly visual social portable and global incarnation rewards certain virtues The new medium favors speed accuracy wit prolificacy and versatility and its form and functions are changing how we perceive experience and understand the world


The Net Delusion: The Dark Side of Internet Freedom

The revolution will be Twittered declared journalist Andrew Sullivan after protests erupted in Iran in June Yet for all the talk about the democratizing power of the Internet regimes in Iran and China are as stable and repressive as ever In fact authoritarian governments are effectively using the Internet to suppress free speech hone their surveillance techniques disseminate cutting edge propaganda and pacify their populations with digital entertainment Could the recent Western obsession with promoting democracy by digital means backfire In this spirited book journalist and social commentator Evgeny Morozov shows that by falling for the supposedly democratizing nature of the Internet Western do gooders may have missed how it also entrenches dictators threatens dissidents and makes it harder not easier to promote democracy Buzzwords like st century statecraft sound good in PowerPoint presentations but the reality is that digital diplomacy requires just as much oversight and consideration as any other kind of diplomacy Marshaling compelling evidence Morozov shows why we must stop thinking of the Internet and social media as inherently liberating and why ambitious and seemingly noble initiatives like the promotion of Internet freedom might have disastrous implications for the future of democracy as a whole


Julius Caesar: A Broadview Internet Shakespeare Edition

An authoritative and unique edition of Shakespeare s great history play incorporating visual and historical materials


Liebe in den Zeiten des Internet

Jemima Jones is overweight About one hundred pounds overweight Treated like a maid by her thin and social climbing roommates and lorded over by the beautiful Geraldine less talented but better paid at the Kilburn Herald Jemima finds that her only consolation is food Add to this her passion for her charming sexy and unobtainable colleague Ben and Jemima knows her life is in need of a serious change When she meets Brad an eligible California hunk over the Internet she has the perfect opportunity to reinvent herself as JJ the slim beautiful gym obsessed glamour girl But when her long distance Romeo demands that they meet she must conquer her food addiction to become the bone thin model of her e mails no small feat br br i With a fast paced plot that never quits and a surprise ending no reader will see coming b Jemima J b is the chronicle of one woman s quest to become the woman she s always wanted to be learning along the way a host of lessons about attraction addiction the meaning of true love and ultimately who she really is i


Twelfth Night - Ise: A Broadview Internet Shakespeare Edition

Set in a topsy turvy world like a holiday revel this comedy devises a romantic plot around separated twins misplaced passions and mistaken identity Juxtaposed to it is the satirical story of a self deluded steward who dreams of becoming Count Malvolio only to receive his comeuppance at the hands of the merrymakers he wishes to suppress The two plots combine to create a farce touched with melancholy mixed throughout with seductively beautiful explorations on the themes of love and time and the play ends not with laughter but with a clown s sad song


On the Internet

Drawing on a diverse array of thinkers from Plato to Kierkegaard em On the Internet em is one of the first books to bring philosophical insight to the debate on how far the internet can and cannot take us br br Dreyfus shows us the roots of the disembodied free floating web surfer in Descartes separation of mind and body and how Kierkegaard s insights into the birth of the modern reading public anticipate the news hungry but disinterested risk avoiding internet junkie Drawing on recent studies of the isolation experienced by many internet users Dreyfus shows how the internet s privatisation of experience ignores essential human capacities such as trust moods risk shared local concerns and commitment em On the Internet em is essential reading for anyone on line and all those interested in our place in the e revolution


@War: The Rise of the Military-Internet Complex

b A surprising page turning account of how the wars of the future are already being fought today b The United States military currently views cyberspace as the fifth domain of warfare alongside land air sea and space and the Department of Defense the National Security Agency and the CIA all field teams of hackers who can and do launch computer virus strikes against enemy targets In fact as i WAR i shows U S hackers were crucial to our victory in Iraq Shane Harris delves into the frontlines of America s new cyber war As recent revelations have shown government agencies are joining with tech giants like Google and Facebook to collect vast amounts of information The military has also formed a new alliance with tech and finance companies to patrol cyberspace and Harris offers a deeper glimpse into this partnership than we have ever seen before Finally Harris explains what the new cybersecurity regime means for all of us who spend our daily lives bound to the Internet and are vulnerable to its dangers


Exploring Internet

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The Codebreakers: The Comprehensive History of Secret Communication from Ancient Times to the Internet

The magnificent unrivaled history of codes and ciphers how they re made how they re broken and the many and fascinating roles they ve played since the dawn of civilization in war business diplomacy and espionage updated with a new chapter on computer cryptography and the Ultra secret br br Man has created codes to keep secrets and has broken codes to learn those secrets since the time of the Pharaohs For years fierce battles have been waged between codemakers and codebreakers and the story of these battles is civilization s secret history the hidden account of how wars were won and lost diplomatic intrigues foiled business secrets stolen governments ruined computers hacked From the XYZ Affair to the Dreyfus Affair from the Gallic War to the Persian Gulf from Druidic runes and the kaballah to outer space from the Zimmermann telegram to Enigma to the Manhattan Project codebreaking has shaped the course of human events to an extent beyond any easy reckoning Once a government monopoly cryptology today touches everybody It secures the Internet keeps e mail private maintains the integrity of cash machine transactions and scrambles TV signals on unpaid for channels David Kahn s i The Codebreakers i takes the measure of what codes and codebreaking have meant in human history in a single comprehensive account astonishing in its scope and enthralling in its execution Hailed upon first publication as a book likely to become the definitive work of its kind i The Codebreakers i has more than lived up to that prediction it remains unsurpassed With a brilliant new chapter that makes use of previously classified documents to bring the book thoroughly up to date and to explore the myriad ways computer codes and their hackers are changing all of our lives i The Codebreakers i is the skeleton key to a thousand thrilling true stories of intrigue mystery and adventure It is a masterpiece of the historian s art


I Am Not a Slut: Slut-Shaming in the Age of the Internet

The author of the groundbreaking work Slut explores the phenomenon of slut shaming in the age of sexting tweeting and liking She shows that the sexual double standard is more dangerous than ever before and offers advice to and offers wisdom and strategies for alleviating its destructive effects on young women s lives br br Young women are encouraged to express themselves sexually Yet when they do they are derided as sluts Caught in a double bind of mixed sexual messages young women are confused To fulfill the contradictory roles of being sexy but not slutty they create an experienced identity on social media even if they are not sexually active while ironically referring to themselves and their friends as sluts br br But this strategy can become a weapon used against young women in the hands of peers who circulate rumors and innuendo elevating age old slut shaming to deadly levels with suicide among bullied teenage girls becoming increasingly common Now Leora Tanenbaum revisits her influential work on sexual stereotyping to offer fresh insight into the digital and face to face worlds contemporary young women inhabit She shares her new research involving interviews with a wide range of teenage girls and young women from a variety of backgrounds as well as parents educators and academics Tanenbaum analyzes the coping mechanisms young women currently use and points them in a new direction to eradicate slut shaming for good


You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost)

From online entertainment mogul actress and queen of the geeks Felicia Day a funny quirky and inspiring memoir about her unusual upbringing her rise to Internet stardom and embracing her individuality to find success in Hollywood br br The Internet isn t all cat videos There s also Felicia Day violinist filmmaker Internet entrepreneur compulsive gamer hoagie specialist and former lonely homeschooled girl who overcame her isolated childhood to become the ruler of a new world or at least semi influential in the world of Internet Geeks and Goodreads book clubs br br After growing up in the south where she was home schooled for hippie reasons Felicia moved to Hollywood to pursue her dream of becoming an actress and was immediately typecast as a crazy cat lady secretary But Felicia s misadventures in Hollywood led her to produce her own web series own her own production company and become an Internet star br br Felicia s short ish life and her rags to riches rise to Internet fame launched her career as one of the most influential creators in new media Now Felicia s strange world is filled with thoughts on creativity video games and a dash of mild feminist activism just like her memoir br br Hilarious and inspirational i You re Never Weird on the Internet Almost i is proof that everyone should embrace what makes them different and be brave enough to share it with the world because anything is possible now even for a digital misfit


ttyl (Internet Girls, #1)

Audacious author Lauren Myracle accomplishes something of a literary miracle in her second young adult novel i ttyl i Internet instant messaging shorthand for talk to you later as she crafts an epistolary novel entirely out of IM transcripts between three high school girls p Far from being precious the format proves perfect for accurately capturing the sweet histrionics and intimate intricacies of teenage girls Grownups and even teenage boys might feel as if they ve intercepted a raw feed from Girl Secret Headquarters as the book s three protagonists identified by their screen names SnowAngel zoegirl and mad maddie tough their way through a rough and tumble time in high school Conversations range from the predictable clothes the delicate high school popularity ecosystem boys boys in French class boys in Old Navy commercials etc to the the jarringly explicit the girls discuss female ejaculation some girls really do tho i read it in our bodies ourselves and the unintentionally hilarious Maddie s IM reduction of the Christian poem Footprints oh no my son no no no i was carrying u don t u c p p But Myracle s triumph in ttyl comes in leveraging the language stretching idiom of e mail text messaging and IM Reaching to express themselves the girls communicate almost as much through punctuation and syntactical quirks as with words SnowAngel cuz drumroll please ROB TYLER is in my french class breathes deeply with hand to throbbing bosom on friday we have to do une dialogue together i get to ask for a bite of his hot dog p p Myracle already proved her command of teenage girl ness with i Kissing Kate i but the self imposed convention of ttyl allows a subtlety that is even more brilliant Parents might like reading the book just to quantify how out of touch they are but teens will love the winning satisfyingly dramatic tale of this tumultuous trio Ages to Paul Hughes p


The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains

Is Google making us stupid When Nicholas Carr posed that question in a celebrated i Atlantic Monthly i cover story he tapped into a well of anxiety about how the Internet is changing us He also crystallized one of the most important debates of our time As we enjoy the Net s bounties or are we sacrificing our ability to read and think deeply br br Now Carr expands his argument into the most compelling exploration of the Internet s intellectual and cultural consequences yet published As he describes how human thought has been shaped through the centuries by tools of the mind from the alphabet to maps to the printing press the clock and the computer Carr interweaves a fascinating account of recent discoveries in neuroscience by such pioneers as Michael Merzenich and Eric Kandel Our brains the historical and scientific evidence reveals change in response to our experiences The technologies we use to find store and share information can literally reroute our neural pathways br br Building on the insights of thinkers from Plato to McLuhan Carr makes a convincing case that every information technology carries an intellectual ethic a set of assumptions about the nature of knowledge and intelligence He explains how the printed book served to focus our attention promoting deep and creative thought In stark contrast the Internet encourages the rapid distracted sampling of small bits of information from many sources Its ethic is that of the industrialist an ethic of speed and efficiency of optimized production and consumption and now the Net is remaking us in its own image We are becoming ever more adept at scanning and skimming but what we are losing is our capacity for concentration contemplation and reflection br br Part intellectual history part popular science and part cultural criticism i The Shallows i sparkles with memorable vignettes Friedrich Nietzsche wrestling with a typewriter Sigmund Freud dissecting the brains of sea creatures Nathaniel Hawthorne contemplating the thunderous approach of a steam locomotive even as it plumbs profound questions about the state of our modern psyche This is a book that will forever alter the way we think about media and our minds


ttfn (Internet Girls, #2)

After everything they ve been through together Angela Maddie and Zoe know they ll be friends till the end but sometimes the fates or parents have other plans br With sophomore year and its troubles behind them the winsome threesome is on cruise control enjoying the well earned perks of being sixteen But then Angela SnowAngel gets some seriously bad family news that threatens to change her life forever On top of that Maddie mad maddie decides to let loose her wild side P and Zoe zoegirl struggles to keep a big secret from Angela O Will junior year pull the girls apart just when they need each other most Only their instant messages reveal the full story


The Internet is a Playground

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The Victorian Internet

For centuries people communicated across distances only as quickly as the fastest ship or horse could travel Generations of innovators tried and failed to develop speedier messaging devices But in the mid s a few extraordinary pioneers at last succeeded Their invention the electric telegraph shrank the world more quickly than ever before br br A colorful tale of scientific discovery and technological cunning i The Victorian Internet i tells the story of the telegraph s creation and remarkable impact and of the visionaries oddballs and eccentrics who pioneered it By telegraph cables spanned continents and oceans revolutionizing the ways countries dealt with one another The telegraph gave rise to creative business practices and new forms of crime Romances blossomed over the wires Secret codes were devised by some users and cracked by others The benefits of the network were relentlessly hyped by its advocates and dismissed by its skeptics And attitudes toward everything from news gathering to war had to be completely rethought br br The telegraph unleashed the greatest revolution in communications since the development of the printing press Its saga offers many parallels to that of the Internet in our own time and is a fascinating episode in the history of technology


l8r, g8r (Internet Girls, #3)

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Tubes: A Journey to the Center of the Internet

Andrew Blum plunges into the unseen but real ether of the Internet in a journey both compelling and profound You will never open an email in quite the same way again br Tom Vanderbilt em New York Times em bestselling author of em Traffic em br br In em Tubes em Andrew Blum a correspondent at em Wired em magazine takes us on an engaging utterly fascinating tour behind the scenes of our everyday lives and reveals the dark beating heart of the Internet itself A remarkable journey through the brave new technological world we live in em Tubes em is to the early twenty first century what em Soul of a New Machine em Tracy Kidder s classic story of the creation of a new computer was to the late twentieth br


The Filter Bubble: What the Internet is Hiding From You

In December Google began customizing its search results for each user Instead of giving you the most broadly popular result Google now tries to predict what you are most likely to click on According to MoveOn org board president Eli Pariser Google s change in policy is symptomatic of the most significant shift to take place on the Web in recent years the rise of personalization In this groundbreaking investigation of the new hidden Web Pariser uncovers how this growing trend threatens to control how we consume and share information as a society and reveals what we can do about it Though the phenomenon has gone largely undetected until now personalized filters are sweeping the Web creating individual universes of information for each of us Facebook the primary news source for an increasing number of Americans prioritizes the links it believes will appeal to you so that if you are a liberal you can expect to see only progressive links Even an old media bastion like The Washington Post devotes the top of its home page to a news feed with the links your Facebook friends are sharing Behind the scenes a burgeoning industry of data companies is tracking your personal information to sell to advertisers from your political leanings to the color you painted your living room to the hiking boots you just browsed on Zappos In a personalized world we will increasingly be typed and fed only news that is pleasant familiar and confirms our beliefs and because these filters are invisible we won t know what is being hidden from us Our past interests will determine what we are exposed to in the future leaving less room for the unexpected encounters that spark creativity innovation and the democratic exchange of ideas While we all worry that the Internet is eroding privacy or shrinking our attention spans Pariser uncovers a more pernicious and far reaching trend and shows how we can and must change course With vivid detail and remarkable scope The Filter Bubble reveals how personalization undermines the Internet s original purpose as an open platform for the spread of ideas and could leave us all in an isolated echoing world


Notes from the Internet Apocalypse

When the Internet suddenly stops working society reels from the loss of flowing data instant messages and streaming entertainment Addicts wander the streets talking to themselves in characters or forcing cats to perform tricks for their amusement while the truly desperate pin their requests for casual encounters on public bulletin boards The economy tumbles further and the government passes the draconian NET Recovery Act br br For Gladstone the Net s disappearance comes particularly hard following the loss of his wife leaving his flask of Jamesons and grandfather s fedora as the only comforts in his Brooklyn apartment But there are rumors that someone in New York is still online Someone set apart from this new world where Facebook flirters poke each other in real life and members of Anonymous trade memes at secret parties Where a former librarian can sell information as a human search engine and the perverted fulfill their secret fetishes at the blossoming Rule club With the help of his friends a blogger and a webcam girl both now out of work Gladstone sets off to find the Internet But is he the right man to save humanity from this Apocalypse br br For fans of David Wong Chad Kultgen and Chuck Palahniuk Wayne Gladstone s i Notes from the Internet Apocalypse i i i examines the question What is life without the Web


Really Professional Internet Person

Jenn McAllister better known as JennxPenn has been obsessed with making videos since she found her parents video camera at the age of eight A shy child Jenn turned to film because unlike life there can always be a do over br br i Really Professional Internet Person i offers both an insider s guide to building a successful YouTube channel and an intimate portrait of the surreality of insta fame and the harsh reality of high school br br Brimming with honesty heart and Jenn s patented sense of humor i Really Professional Internet Person i features top ten lists photos screenshots social media posts and never before posted stories chronicling Jenn s journey from an anxious middle schooler just trying to fit in to a YouTube sensation unafraid to stand out br


I Hate the Internet

What if you told the truth and the whole world heard you What if you lived in a country swamped with Internet outrage What if you were a woman in a society that hated women br br Set in the San Francisco of I Hate the Internet offers a hilarious and obscene portrayal of life amongst the victims of the digital boom As billions of tweets fuel the city s gentrification and the human wreckage piles up a group of friends suffers the consequences of being useless in a new world that despises the pointless and unprofitable br br In this his first full length novel Jarett Kobek tackles the pressing questions of our moment Why do we applaud the enrichment of CEOs at the expense of the weak and the powerless Why are we giving away our intellectual property Why is activism in the st Century nothing more than a series of morality lectures typed into devices built by slaves br br Here at last comes an explanation of the Internet in the crudest possible terms


The Internet Is Not the Answer

The Internet created during the Cold War has now ushered in one of the greatest shifts in society since the Industrial Revolution There are many positive ways in which the Internet has contributed to the world but as a society we are less aware of the Internet s deeply negative effects on our psychology economy and culture In i The Internet Is Not the Answer i Andrew Keen a twenty year veteran of the tech industry traces the technological and economic history of the internet from its founding in the s through the rise of the big data companies to the increasing attempts to monetize almost every human activity and investigates how the internet is reconfiguring our world often at great cost In this sharp witty narrative informed by the work of other writers academics and reporters as well as his own wide ranging research and interviews Keen shows us the tech world warts and all and investigates what we can do to make sure the choices we make about the reconfiguring of our society do not lead to unpleasant unforeseen aftershocks br


Cypherpunks: Freedom and the Future of the Internet

Cypherpunks are activists who advocate the widespread use of strong cryptography writing in code as a route to progressive change Julian Assange the editor in chief of and visionary behind WikiLeaks has been a leading voice in the cypherpunk movement since its inception in the s br br Now in what is sure to be a wave making new book Assange brings together a small group of cutting edge thinkers and activists from the front line of the battle for cyber space to discuss whether electronic communications will emancipate or enslave us Among the topics addressed are Do Facebook and Google constitute the greatest surveillance machine that ever existed perpetually tracking our location our contacts and our lives Far from being victims of that surveillance are most of us willing collaborators Are there legitimate forms of surveillance for instance in relation to the Four Horsemen of the Infopocalypse money laundering drugs terrorism and pornography And do we have the ability through conscious action and technological savvy to resist this tide and secure a world where freedom is something which the Internet helps bring about br br The harassment of WikiLeaks and other Internet activists together with attempts to introduce anti file sharing legislation such as SOPA and ACTA indicate that the politics of the Internet have reached a crossroads In one direction lies a future that guarantees in the watchwords of the cypherpunks privacy for the weak and transparency for the powerful in the other lies an Internet that allows government and large corporations to discover ever more about internet users while hiding their own activities Assange and his co discussants unpick the complex issues surrounding this crucial choice with clarity and engaging enthusiasm


yolo (Internet Girls, #4)

Through texts and messages the mega bestselling beloved Internet Girls series followed the ups and downs of school for three very different very close friends Now it s freshman year of college for the winsome threesome and everything is different For one the best friends are facing their first semester apart Way way apart Maddie s in California Zoe s in Ohio and Angela s back in Georgia And it s not just the girls who are separated Zoe s worried that Doug wants to break up now that they re at different schools and Maddie s boyfriend Ian is on the other side of the country In the face of change and diverging paths Maddie s got a plan to keep the friends close and it involves embracing the present making memories and roller derby Using of the moment technology Lauren Myracle brings her groundbreaking series into the brave new virtual world of texting and tweets


Where Wizards Stay Up Late: The Origins of the Internet

Twenty five years ago it didn t exist Today twenty million people worldwide are surfing the Net Where Wizards Stay Up Late is the exciting story of the pioneers responsible for creating the most talked about most influential and most far reaching communications breakthrough since the invention of the telephone br br In the s when computers where regarded as mere giant calculators J C R Licklider at MIT saw them as the ultimate communications devices With Defense Department funds he and a band of visionary computer whizzes began work on a nationwide interlocking network of computers Taking readers behind the scenes Where Wizards Stay Up Late captures the hard work genius and happy accidents of their daring stunningly successful venture


Everybody Lies: Big Data, New Data, and What the Internet Can Tell Us About Who We Really Are

strong Semi Finalist in the Science amp Technology category in the Choice Awards strong br br strong Foreword by Steven Pinker author of em The Better Angels of our Nature em strong br br Blending the informed analysis of em The Signal and the Noise em with the instructive iconoclasm of em Think Like a Freak em a fascinating illuminating and witty look at what the vast amounts of information now instantly available to us reveals about ourselves and our world provided we ask the right questions br br By the end of an average day in the early twenty first century human beings searching the internet will amass eight trillion gigabytes of data This staggering amount of information unprecedented in history can tell us a great deal about who we are the fears desires and behaviors that drive us and the conscious and unconscious decisions we make From the profound to the mundane we can gain astonishing knowledge about the human psyche that less than twenty years ago seemed unfathomable br br em Everybody Lies em offers fascinating surprising and sometimes laugh out loud insights into everything from economics to ethics to sports to race to sex gender and more all drawn from the world of big data What percentage of white voters didn t vote for Barack Obama because he s black Does where you go to school affect how successful you are in life Do parents secretly favor boy children over girls Do violent films affect the crime rate Can you beat the stock market How regularly do we lie about our sex lives and who s more self conscious about sex men or women br br Investigating these questions and a host of others Seth Stephens Davidowitz offers revelations that can help us understand ourselves and our lives better Drawing on studies and experiments on how we really live and think he demonstrates in fascinating and often funny ways the extent to which all the world is indeed a lab With conclusions ranging from strange but true to thought provoking to disturbing he explores the power of this digital truth serum and its deeper potential revealing biases deeply embedded within us information we can use to change our culture and the questions we re afraid to ask that might be essential to our health both emotional and physical All of us are touched by big data everyday and its influence is multiplying em Everybody Lies em challenges us to think differently about how we see it and the world


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The Future of the Internet and How to Stop It

This extraordinary book explains the engine that has catapulted the Internet from backwater to ubiquity and reveals that it is sputtering precisely because of its runaway success With the unwitting help of its users the generative Internet is on a path to a lockdown ending its cycle of innovation and facilitating unsettling new kinds of control br br IPods iPhones Xboxes and TiVos represent the first wave of Internet centered products that can t be easily modified by anyone except their vendors or selected partners These tethered appliances have already been used in remarkable but little known ways car GPS systems have been reconfigured at the demand of law enforcement to eavesdrop on the occupants at all times and digital video recorders have been ordered to self destruct thanks to a lawsuit against the manufacturer thousands of miles away New Web platforms like Google mash ups and Facebook are rightly touted but their applications can be similarly monitored and eliminated from a central source As tethered appliances and applications eclipse the PC the very nature of the Internet its generativity or innovative character is at risk br br The Internet s current trajectory is one of lost opportunity Its salvation Zittrain argues lies in the hands of its millions of users Drawing on generative technologies like Wikipedia that have so far survived their own successes this book shows how to develop new technologies and social structures that allow users to work creatively and collaboratively participate in solutions and become true netizens br br The book is available to download under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike license Download PDF a target blank href http futureoftheinternet org download rel nofollow http futureoftheinternet org download a


Information Doesn't Want to Be Free: Laws for the Internet Age

In sharply argued fast moving chapters Cory Doctorow s i Information Doesn t Want to Be Free i takes on the state of copyright and creative success in the digital age Can small artists still thrive in the Internet era Can giant record labels avoid alienating their audiences This is a book about the pitfalls and the opportunities that creative industries and individuals are confronting today about how the old models have failed or found new footing and about what might soon replace them An essential read for anyone with a stake in the future of the arts i Information Doesn t Want to Be Free i offers a vivid guide to the ways creativity and the Internet interact today and to what might be coming next


Magic and Loss: The Internet as Art

Just as Susan Sontag did for photography and Marshall McLuhan did for television Virginia Heffernan called one of the best living writers of English prose reveals the logic and aesthetics behind the Internet br br Since its inception the Internet has morphed from merely an extension of traditional media into its own full fledged civilization It is among mankind s great masterpieces a massive work of art As an idea it rivals monotheism We all inhabit this fascinating place But its deep logic its cultural potential and its societal impact often elude us In this deep and thoughtful book Virginia Heffernan presents an original and far reaching analysis of what the Internet is and does br br Life online in the highly visual social portable and global incarnation rewards certain virtues The new medium favors speed accuracy wit prolificacy and versatility and its form and functions are changing how we perceive experience and understand the world


The Net Delusion: The Dark Side of Internet Freedom

The revolution will be Twittered declared journalist Andrew Sullivan after protests erupted in Iran in June Yet for all the talk about the democratizing power of the Internet regimes in Iran and China are as stable and repressive as ever In fact authoritarian governments are effectively using the Internet to suppress free speech hone their surveillance techniques disseminate cutting edge propaganda and pacify their populations with digital entertainment Could the recent Western obsession with promoting democracy by digital means backfire In this spirited book journalist and social commentator Evgeny Morozov shows that by falling for the supposedly democratizing nature of the Internet Western do gooders may have missed how it also entrenches dictators threatens dissidents and makes it harder not easier to promote democracy Buzzwords like st century statecraft sound good in PowerPoint presentations but the reality is that digital diplomacy requires just as much oversight and consideration as any other kind of diplomacy Marshaling compelling evidence Morozov shows why we must stop thinking of the Internet and social media as inherently liberating and why ambitious and seemingly noble initiatives like the promotion of Internet freedom might have disastrous implications for the future of democracy as a whole


Julius Caesar: A Broadview Internet Shakespeare Edition

An authoritative and unique edition of Shakespeare s great history play incorporating visual and historical materials


Liebe in den Zeiten des Internet

Jemima Jones is overweight About one hundred pounds overweight Treated like a maid by her thin and social climbing roommates and lorded over by the beautiful Geraldine less talented but better paid at the Kilburn Herald Jemima finds that her only consolation is food Add to this her passion for her charming sexy and unobtainable colleague Ben and Jemima knows her life is in need of a serious change When she meets Brad an eligible California hunk over the Internet she has the perfect opportunity to reinvent herself as JJ the slim beautiful gym obsessed glamour girl But when her long distance Romeo demands that they meet she must conquer her food addiction to become the bone thin model of her e mails no small feat br br i With a fast paced plot that never quits and a surprise ending no reader will see coming b Jemima J b is the chronicle of one woman s quest to become the woman she s always wanted to be learning along the way a host of lessons about attraction addiction the meaning of true love and ultimately who she really is i


Twelfth Night - Ise: A Broadview Internet Shakespeare Edition

Set in a topsy turvy world like a holiday revel this comedy devises a romantic plot around separated twins misplaced passions and mistaken identity Juxtaposed to it is the satirical story of a self deluded steward who dreams of becoming Count Malvolio only to receive his comeuppance at the hands of the merrymakers he wishes to suppress The two plots combine to create a farce touched with melancholy mixed throughout with seductively beautiful explorations on the themes of love and time and the play ends not with laughter but with a clown s sad song


On the Internet

Drawing on a diverse array of thinkers from Plato to Kierkegaard em On the Internet em is one of the first books to bring philosophical insight to the debate on how far the internet can and cannot take us br br Dreyfus shows us the roots of the disembodied free floating web surfer in Descartes separation of mind and body and how Kierkegaard s insights into the birth of the modern reading public anticipate the news hungry but disinterested risk avoiding internet junkie Drawing on recent studies of the isolation experienced by many internet users Dreyfus shows how the internet s privatisation of experience ignores essential human capacities such as trust moods risk shared local concerns and commitment em On the Internet em is essential reading for anyone on line and all those interested in our place in the e revolution


@War: The Rise of the Military-Internet Complex

b A surprising page turning account of how the wars of the future are already being fought today b The United States military currently views cyberspace as the fifth domain of warfare alongside land air sea and space and the Department of Defense the National Security Agency and the CIA all field teams of hackers who can and do launch computer virus strikes against enemy targets In fact as i WAR i shows U S hackers were crucial to our victory in Iraq Shane Harris delves into the frontlines of America s new cyber war As recent revelations have shown government agencies are joining with tech giants like Google and Facebook to collect vast amounts of information The military has also formed a new alliance with tech and finance companies to patrol cyberspace and Harris offers a deeper glimpse into this partnership than we have ever seen before Finally Harris explains what the new cybersecurity regime means for all of us who spend our daily lives bound to the Internet and are vulnerable to its dangers


Exploring Internet

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The Codebreakers: The Comprehensive History of Secret Communication from Ancient Times to the Internet

The magnificent unrivaled history of codes and ciphers how they re made how they re broken and the many and fascinating roles they ve played since the dawn of civilization in war business diplomacy and espionage updated with a new chapter on computer cryptography and the Ultra secret br br Man has created codes to keep secrets and has broken codes to learn those secrets since the time of the Pharaohs For years fierce battles have been waged between codemakers and codebreakers and the story of these battles is civilization s secret history the hidden account of how wars were won and lost diplomatic intrigues foiled business secrets stolen governments ruined computers hacked From the XYZ Affair to the Dreyfus Affair from the Gallic War to the Persian Gulf from Druidic runes and the kaballah to outer space from the Zimmermann telegram to Enigma to the Manhattan Project codebreaking has shaped the course of human events to an extent beyond any easy reckoning Once a government monopoly cryptology today touches everybody It secures the Internet keeps e mail private maintains the integrity of cash machine transactions and scrambles TV signals on unpaid for channels David Kahn s i The Codebreakers i takes the measure of what codes and codebreaking have meant in human history in a single comprehensive account astonishing in its scope and enthralling in its execution Hailed upon first publication as a book likely to become the definitive work of its kind i The Codebreakers i has more than lived up to that prediction it remains unsurpassed With a brilliant new chapter that makes use of previously classified documents to bring the book thoroughly up to date and to explore the myriad ways computer codes and their hackers are changing all of our lives i The Codebreakers i is the skeleton key to a thousand thrilling true stories of intrigue mystery and adventure It is a masterpiece of the historian s art


I Am Not a Slut: Slut-Shaming in the Age of the Internet

The author of the groundbreaking work Slut explores the phenomenon of slut shaming in the age of sexting tweeting and liking She shows that the sexual double standard is more dangerous than ever before and offers advice to and offers wisdom and strategies for alleviating its destructive effects on young women s lives br br Young women are encouraged to express themselves sexually Yet when they do they are derided as sluts Caught in a double bind of mixed sexual messages young women are confused To fulfill the contradictory roles of being sexy but not slutty they create an experienced identity on social media even if they are not sexually active while ironically referring to themselves and their friends as sluts br br But this strategy can become a weapon used against young women in the hands of peers who circulate rumors and innuendo elevating age old slut shaming to deadly levels with suicide among bullied teenage girls becoming increasingly common Now Leora Tanenbaum revisits her influential work on sexual stereotyping to offer fresh insight into the digital and face to face worlds contemporary young women inhabit She shares her new research involving interviews with a wide range of teenage girls and young women from a variety of backgrounds as well as parents educators and academics Tanenbaum analyzes the coping mechanisms young women currently use and points them in a new direction to eradicate slut shaming for good