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Terms of Service

Terms of Service

Social Media and the Price of Constant Connection

  • Author: Jacob Silverman
  • Publisher: Harper Collins
  • ISBN: 0062282514
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 448
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Social networking has grown into a staple of modern society, but its continued evolution is becoming increasingly detrimental to our lives. Shifts in communication and privacy are affecting us more than we realize or understand. Terms of Service crystalizes this current moment in technology and contemplates its implications: the identity-validating pleasures and perils of online visibility; our newly adopted view of daily life through the lens of what is share-worthy; and the surveillance state operated by social media platforms—Facebook, Google, Twitter, and others—to mine our personal data for advertising revenue, an invasion of our lives that is as pervasive as government spying. Jacob Silverman calls for social media users to take back ownership of their digital selves from the Silicon Valley corporations who claim to know what's best for them. Integrating politics, sociology, national security, pop culture, and technology, he reveals the surprising conformity at the heart of Internet culture—explaining how social media companies engineer their products to encourage shallow engagement and discourage dissent. Reflecting on the collapsed barriers between our private and public lives, Silverman brings into focus the inner conflict we feel when deciding what to share and what to "like," and explains how we can take the steps we need to free ourselves from its grip.

Countering Terrorist Recruitment in the Context of Armed Counter-Terrorism Operations

Countering Terrorist Recruitment in the Context of Armed Counter-Terrorism Operations

  • Author: S. Ekici,H. Akdoğan,E. Ragab
  • Publisher: IOS Press
  • ISBN: 161499613X
  • Category: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • Page: 252
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Terrorism is not a new phenomenon, but almost all communities, regardless of ethnicity, religion, social status or location, are now increasingly facing the challenge of terrorist threat. What makes a terrorist organization attractive to some citizens? A better understanding of the reasons why individuals choose to join terror groups may well enhance efforts to disrupt the recruitment process of terrorist organizations and thereby support current and future counter-terrorism initiatives. This book presents the proceedings of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop, 'Countering Terrorist Recruitment in the Context of Armed Counter-Terrorism Operations', held in Antalya, Turkey, in May 2015. The goal of the workshop was to share existing ideas and develop new ones to tackle terrorist recruitment. The book contains 18 articles covering topics which include: the role of NATO and other international entities in counter-terrorism; understanding recruitment methods and socialization techniques of terror networks by comparing them to gangs; social media in terrorist recruitment; drug money links with terrorist financing; and counter-terrorism and human rights. The book will be of interest to all those involved in developing, planning and executing prevention programs and policies in relation to both armed and non-armed counter-terrorism operations.

Adcreep

Adcreep

The Case Against Modern Marketing

  • Author: Mark Bartholomew
  • Publisher: Stanford University Press
  • ISBN: 1503602184
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 248
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Advertising is everywhere. By some estimates, the average American is exposed to over 3,000 advertisements each day. Whether we realize it or not, "adcreep"—modern marketing's march to create a world where advertising can be expected anywhere and anytime—has come, transforming not just our purchasing decisions, but our relationships, our sense of self, and the way we navigate all spaces, public and private. Adcreep journeys through the curious and sometimes troubling world of modern advertising. Mark Bartholomew exposes an array of marketing techniques that might seem like the stuff of science fiction: neuromarketing, biometric scans, automated online spies, and facial recognition technology, all enlisted to study and stimulate consumer desire. This marriage of advertising and technology has consequences. Businesses wield rich and portable records of consumer preference, delivering advertising tailored to your own idiosyncratic thought processes. They mask their role by using social media to mobilize others, from celebrities to your own relatives, to convey their messages. Guerrilla marketers turn every space into a potential site for a commercial come-on or clandestine market research. Advertisers now know you on a deeper, more intimate level, dramatically tilting the historical balance of power between advertiser and audience. In this world of ubiquitous commercial appeals, consumers and policymakers are numbed to advertising's growing presence. Drawing on a variety of sources, including psychological experiments, marketing texts, communications theory, and historical examples, Bartholomew reveals the consequences of life in a world of non-stop selling. Adcreep mounts a damning critique of the modern American legal system's failure to stem the flow of invasive advertising into our homes, parks, schools, and digital lives.

Black Ops Advertising

Black Ops Advertising

Native Ads, Content Marketing, and the Covert World of the Digital Sell

  • Author: Mara Einstein
  • Publisher: OR Books
  • ISBN: 1682190439
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 250
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From Facebook to Talking Points Memo to the New York Times, often what looks like fact-based journalism is not. It’s advertising. Not only are ads indistinguishable from reporting, the Internet we rely on for news, opinions and even impartial sales content is now the ultimate corporate tool. Reader beware: content without a corporate sponsor lurking behind it is rare indeed. Black Ops Advertising dissects this rapid rise of “sponsored content,” a strategy whereby advertisers have become publishers and publishers create advertising—all under the guise of unbiased information. Covert selling, mostly in the form of native advertising and content marketing, has so blurred the lines between editorial content and marketing message that it is next to impossible to tell real news from paid endorsements. In the 21st century, instead of telling us to buy, buy, BUY, marketers “engage” with us so that we share, share, SHARE—the ultimate subtle sell. Why should this concern us? Because personal data, personal relationships, and our very identities are being repackaged in pursuit of corporate profits. Because tracking and manipulation of data make “likes” and tweets and followers the currency of importance, rather than scientific achievement or artistic talent or information the electorate needs to fully function in a democracy. And because we are being manipulated to spend time with technology, to interact with “friends,” to always be on, even when it is to our physical and mental detriment.

BUSN

BUSN

  • Author: Marcella Kelly,Chuck Williams
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • ISBN: 1305856724
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 352
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Let 100 Voices Speak

Let 100 Voices Speak

How the Internet is Transforming China and Changing Everything

  • Author: Liz Carter
  • Publisher: I.B.Tauris
  • ISBN: 0857739212
  • Category: History
  • Page: 224
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From the Occupy movement in the Western world to the role of Twitter in the Middle East, the internet is changing the global landscape. China is next. Despite being a heavily censored society, China has over 600 million active internet users. With the help of inventive memes and Chinese puns, political news, gossip and satire have spread through the internet underground, becoming practically impossible to contain. Social media expert and China-watcher Liz Carter here tells the story of a coming together of activists and ordinary people on an unprecedented scale. A grassroots shift of assumptions and expectations has taken place, as Chinese men and women have rejected the party-line, top-down status quo and sought out new forms of self-expression and communication with the world. Let 100 Voices Speak is the must-read guide to a changing China, and the future of protest and censorship in the internet age.

The Illustrated London News

The Illustrated London News

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: London (England)
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Always On : Language in an Online and Mobile World

Always On : Language in an Online and Mobile World

Language in an Online and Mobile World

  • Author: Naomi S. Baron Professor of Linguistics American University
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 0198042701
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 304
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In Always On, Naomi S. Baron reveals that online and mobile technologies--including instant messaging, cell phones, multitasking, Facebook, blogs, and wikis--are profoundly influencing how we read and write, speak and listen, but not in the ways we might suppose. Baron draws on a decade of research to provide an eye-opening look at language in an online and mobile world. She reveals for instance that email, IM, and text messaging have had surprisingly little impact on student writing. Electronic media has magnified the laid-back "whatever" attitude toward formal writing that young people everywhere have embraced, but it is not a cause of it. A more troubling trend, according to Baron, is the myriad ways in which we block incoming IMs, camouflage ourselves on Facebook, and use ring tones or caller ID to screen incoming calls on our mobile phones. Our ability to decide who to talk to, she argues, is likely to be among the most lasting influences that information technology has upon the ways we communicate with one another. Moreover, as more and more people are "always on" one technology or another--whether communicating, working, or just surfing the web or playing games--we have to ask what kind of people do we become, as individuals and as family members or friends, if the relationships we form must increasingly compete for our attention with digital media? Our 300-year-old written culture is on the verge of redefinition, Baron notes. It's up to us to determine how and when we use language technologies, and to weigh the personal and social benefits--and costs--of being "always on." This engaging and lucidly-crafted book gives us the tools for taking on these challenges.

Theory of Production

Theory of Production

  • Author: R. Frisch
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9789027700940
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 370
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The Postal Record

The Postal Record

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Postal service
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