Virtual unreality : just because the Internet told you, how do you know it's true?
by
 
Seife, Charles.

Title
Virtual unreality : just because the Internet told you, how do you know it's true?

Author
Seife, Charles.

ISBN
9780670026081

Physical Description
vi, 248 pages ; 22 cm

Contents
Catching the stupid bug -- Appeal to authority -- An army of one -- Telling fake people from real -- The loneliness of the interconnected -- Copy, right? -- Scarcity -- All hat, no cattle -- White noise and the Red Queen -- Artificial unintelligence -- Make money fast -- Companies : private, public, and shady -- This is your brain -- Living in the raw.

Abstract
Seife takes "us deep into the Internet information jungle and [cuts] a path through the trickery, fakery, and cyber skullduggery that the online world enables. Taking on everything from breaking news coverage and online dating to program trading and that eccentric and unreliable source that is Wikipedia, Seife arms his readers with actual tools--or weapons--for discerning truth from fiction online"-- Provided by publisher.

Subject Term
Computer network resources -- Evaluation.
 
Internet -- Safety measures.
 
Internet fraud -- Prevention.
 
Internet literacy.
 
Electronic information resource literacy.

Format
Book

Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice
New York, New York : Viking, 2014.


Material TypeShelf NumberBarcodeLibraryStatus
BookEDUCATION GENERAL 025.042 SEIF32530607445804Main JCPLAdult Nonfiction Area