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Virtual unreality : just because the Internet told you, how do you know it's true?
Title:
Virtual unreality : just because the Internet told you, how do you know it's true?
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.
Format:
Book
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice:
New York, New York : Viking, 2014.