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Digital Culture & Online/Social Media Print Page

Web Resources

  • Berkman Center
    A research center at Harvard University focused on the impact of technology on society.
  • Boing Boing
    Boing Boing finds interesting Internet bits and sites -- a mix of tech, culture, and fun
  • Boy Genius Report
    Exhaustively covers the rapidly growing world of mobile devices/cell phones/personal digital assistants.
  • Center for Democracy and Technology
    The Center for Democracy and Technology is a nonprofit public policy organization and one of the leading Internet freedom organizations working at the critical edge of policy innovation.
  • Center for Internet and Society
    The Center for Internet and Society is a leader in the study of the law & policy around the Internet & emerging technologies.
  • CPSR - Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility
    CPSR is a global organization promoting the responsible use of computer technology.
  • Digital Cultures & Digital Diversity - Cultural Politics
    Overview of subcultures and issues related to digital culture.
  • Digital Natives
    Digital Natives focuses on the key legal, social, and political implications of a generation "born digital" - those who grow up immersed in digital technologies, for whom a life fully integrated with digital devices is the norm.
  • First Monday
    A peer reviewed online journal devoted to the discourses, ideologies and uses of new media technologies.
  • Internet Society - Internet Issues, Technology, Standards, Policy, Leadership
    The Internet Society's mission is to promote the open development, evolution, and use of the Internet for the benefit of all people throughout the world.
  • Journal of Virtual Worlds Research
    An open access peer-reviewed academic journal. Articles are free, and are offered as PDF files. Themed issues such as: 'Virtual Worlds Research, Past, Present & Future'; 'Consumer Behavior in Virtual Worlds'; and a call for the third issue on the 'Culture of Virtual Worlds'.
  • Mashable
    Social Media news blog covering cool new websites and social networks
  • Official Google Blog
    Insights from Googlers into their products, technology and the Google culture
  • Paul Thurrott's SuperSite for Windows
    News, articles, tips, commentaries, and reviews on Microsoft technology -- Windows, gaming, mobile, servers, software -- and Microsoft competitors
  • Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project
    The Pew Internet & American Life Project is one of seven projects that make up the Pew Research Center, a nonpartisan, nonprofit "fact tank" that provides information on the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world.
  • Rough Type
    Rough Type is an independent blog written and published by author Nicholas Carr. It’s mainly about technology, culture, and economics, though it wanders into other areas at times.
  • slashdot
    "News for nerds": breaking stories about the computer industry, the software industry, telecommunications and the Internet.
  • The Future of the Internet--And How to Stop It
  • The Official Microsoft Blog
    This official Microsoft Blog aims to cover and add context around the top level news from the company and industry.
  • The Verge
    The Verge's mission is to offer breaking news coverage and in-depth reporting, product information, and community content via a unified, modern platform.
  • TUAW - The Unofficial Apple Weblog
    TUAW is your source for Apple news, tips, reviews and how-tos.
  • Wired
    The leading, mass market consumer magazine devoted to the new communication technologies and the digital revolution.
  • Yochai Benkler - Wealth of Networks

Selected Print Resources

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Born Digital - John Palfrey; Urs Gasser
Call Number: Main 302.2310835 P175b
ISBN: 0465005152
Publication Date: 2008-08-26

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Everything is Miscellaneous : The Power of the New Digital Disorder - David Weinberger
Call Number: Main 303.4833 W43e
ISBN: 0805080430
Publication Date: 2007-05-01

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Net Smart: How to Thrive Online - Howard Rheingold; Anthony Weeks (Drawings by)
Call Number: Main 025.042 R342n 2012
ISBN: 0262017458
Publication Date: 2012-03-16

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Networked: The New Social Operating System - Lee Rainie; Barry Wellman
Call Number: Main 006.754 R135n 2012
ISBN: 0262017199
Publication Date: 2012-04-27

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Social Networking - Kenneth Partridge
Call Number: Main 302.30285 So132p 2011
ISBN: 0824211103
Publication Date: 2011-02-01

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The Googlization of Everything - Siva Vaidhyanathan
Call Number: Main 338.47004 V191g 2011
ISBN: 0520258827
Publication Date: 2011-03-08

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The Shallows - Nicholas Carr
Call Number: Main 612.80285 C23s 2010
ISBN: 0393072223
Publication Date: 2010-06-07

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Up for Grabs- The Future of the Internet - Harrison Rainie; Janna Anderson; Susannah Fox
Call Number: Main 302.231 R135f
ISBN: 1604975172
Publication Date: 2008-08-01
Library carries v1 & v2

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YouTube - Jean Burgess; Joshua Green; Henry Jenkins (Contribution by); John Hartley (Contribution by)
Call Number: Main 303.4833 B912y
ISBN: 0745644783
Publication Date: 2009-05-12


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