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Off the Network: Disrupting the Digital World

Ulises Ali Mejias

Abstract

The digital world profoundly shapes how we work and consume and also how we play, socialize, create identities, and engage in politics and civic life. Indeed, we are so enmeshed in digital networks—from social media to cell phones—that it is hard to conceive of them from the outside or to imagine an alternative, let alone defy their seemingly inescapable power and logic. Yes, it is (sort of) possible to quit Facebook. But is it possible to disconnect from the digital network—and why might we want to? This book offers an examination of how the hidden logic of the Internet, social media, and the ... More

Keywords: social media, Facebook, digital network, Internet, Twitter, social life, civic life

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780816678990
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816678990.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ulises Ali Mejias, author