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Please Like Me on Realbook

Please Like Me on Realbook Author Conor Jones
ISBN-10 1520981287
Release 2017-04-02
Pages 80
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Have you ever stopped to wonder what it is you are looking for on the internet, or why you are checking social media? Not in terms of what information you are seeking, or what you want to share or learn, but the deeper questions of why you are searching, and why you are seeking connection? How long do you think you spend on social media each day?The average person in the developed world spends 8-15 hours a week on social media and 8-12 hours each day on some kind of device, depending on where you live. The time we spend on social media is the equivalent to working for an extra day or more each week! Time-drain on devices reduces the time we have available for other aspects of our lives, which is beginning to pull on our social fabric, revealing our declining mental, physical, and sexual health. It has been nearly 20 years since the Internet Paradox was discovered (where social technology reduces social involvement) yet we have learnt nothing from this as a society. We desperately cling to social technology despite it drastically reducing our ability to engage in meaningful social interactions, then wonder why rates of self-harm and suicide continue to climb. Screen time and smartphone addiction are topics of conversations on everyone's lips, but at the same time everywhere you look there are more people focussed on their phones and disengaged from their lives. How is it possible that we can be so confronted by this, yet remain so unwilling to change? You can't fix any problem properly until you understand and address its root cause; any action without this understanding will give temporary results at best. Realbook will help you to understand why we fail to recognise the effects of this paradox and what you can do reduce its impact on you and your loved ones. As more people use the internet for longer every day, our collective consciousness is becoming more closely linked. This social contagion is not only having unprecedented impacts on individuals, it is also affecting the way our society functions, the nature of our beliefs, the reliability of information on the internet, and the rise of extremism. Realbook calls for every one of us to take responsibility for the world we are creating with our thoughts and digital expressions.



Everybody Lies

Everybody Lies Author Seth Stephens-Davidowitz
ISBN-10 9780062390875
Release 2017-05-09
Pages 352
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Foreword by Steven Pinker Blending the informed analysis of The Signal and the Noise with the instructive iconoclasm of Think Like a Freak, a fascinating, illuminating, and witty look at what the vast amounts of information now instantly available to us reveals about ourselves and our world—provided we ask the right questions. By the end of an average day in the early twenty-first century, human beings searching the internet will amass eight trillion gigabytes of data. This staggering amount of information—unprecedented in history—can tell us a great deal about who we are—the fears, desires, and behaviors that drive us, and the conscious and unconscious decisions we make. From the profound to the mundane, we can gain astonishing knowledge about the human psyche that less than twenty years ago, seemed unfathomable. Everybody Lies offers fascinating, surprising, and sometimes laugh-out-loud insights into everything from economics to ethics to sports to race to sex, gender and more, all drawn from the world of big data. What percentage of white voters didn’t vote for Barack Obama because he’s black? Does where you go to school effect how successful you are in life? Do parents secretly favor boy children over girls? Do violent films affect the crime rate? Can you beat the stock market? How regularly do we lie about our sex lives and who’s more self-conscious about sex, men or women? Investigating these questions and a host of others, Seth Stephens-Davidowitz offers revelations that can help us understand ourselves and our lives better. Drawing on studies and experiments on how we really live and think, he demonstrates in fascinating and often funny ways the extent to which all the world is indeed a lab. With conclusions ranging from strange-but-true to thought-provoking to disturbing, he explores the power of this digital truth serum and its deeper potential—revealing biases deeply embedded within us, information we can use to change our culture, and the questions we’re afraid to ask that might be essential to our health—both emotional and physical. All of us are touched by big data everyday, and its influence is multiplying. Everybody Lies challenges us to think differently about how we see it and the world.



Modern Romance

Modern Romance Author Aziz Ansari
ISBN-10 9780698179967
Release 2015-06-16
Pages 288
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The #1 New York Times Bestseller A hilarious, thoughtful, and in-depth exploration of the pleasures and perils of modern romance from Aziz Ansari, the star of Master of None and one of this generation’s sharpest comedic voices At some point, every one of us embarks on a journey to find love. We meet people, date, get into and out of relationships, all with the hope of finding someone with whom we share a deep connection. This seems standard now, but it’s wildly different from what people did even just decades ago. Single people today have more romantic options than at any point in human history. With technology, our abilities to connect with and sort through these options are staggering. So why are so many people frustrated? Some of our problems are unique to our time. “Why did this guy just text me an emoji of a pizza?” “Should I go out with this girl even though she listed Combos as one of her favorite snack foods? Combos?!” “My girlfriend just got a message from some dude named Nathan. Who’s Nathan? Did he just send her a photo of his penis? Should I check just to be sure?” But the transformation of our romantic lives can’t be explained by technology alone. In a short period of time, the whole culture of finding love has changed dramatically. A few decades ago, people would find a decent person who lived in their neighborhood. Their families would meet and, after deciding neither party seemed like a murderer, they would get married and soon have a kid, all by the time they were twenty-four. Today, people marry later than ever and spend years of their lives on a quest to find the perfect person, a soul mate. For years, Aziz Ansari has been aiming his comic insight at modern romance, but for Modern Romance, the book, he decided he needed to take things to another level. He teamed up with NYU sociologist Eric Klinenberg and designed a massive research project, including hundreds of interviews and focus groups conducted everywhere from Tokyo to Buenos Aires to Wichita. They analyzed behavioral data and surveys and created their own online research forum on Reddit, which drew thousands of messages. They enlisted the world’s leading social scientists, including Andrew Cherlin, Eli Finkel, Helen Fisher, Sheena Iyengar, Barry Schwartz, Sherry Turkle, and Robb Willer. The result is unlike any social science or humor book we’ve seen before. In Modern Romance, Ansari combines his irreverent humor with cutting-edge social science to give us an unforgettable tour of our new romantic world.



Modern Romance

Modern Romance Author Aziz Ansari
ISBN-10 9780143109259
Release 2016-06-14
Pages 288
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The acclaimed comedian teams up with a New York University sociologist to explore the nature of modern relationships, evaluating how technology is shaping contemporary relationships and considering the differences between courtships of the past and present.



Start Your Own Internet Bookstore Today

Start Your Own Internet Bookstore Today Author Bradley Hill
ISBN-10 9781480220263
Release 2012-10-22
Pages 40
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Imagine looking around the local book shop, thrift store or library book sale and knowing exactly which books you could take home and resell for profit. Just think if you could resell those books for five times or more than what you acquired them for. You are reading the description of the book that will teach how to do just that. You do not need a website. Beginner computer skills are more than adequate and little to no money to start. You can read this in two hours or less and begin using it's principles to Start Your Own Internet Bookstore Today! Enjoy a fast read to a quick start. It's not an example after example just to fill pages type book. This is a manual direct and to the point, set to get you selling now. These principles allow for your creativeness to flow and make them yours. Start Your Own Internet Bookstore Today teaches: How and where to find your inventory at bargain prices and for free. (buy low and sell high) How to know what books will fly out of your inventory. How to sell without your own website. How easy it is to utilize online marketplaces. How to price competitively and achieve customer satisfaction. Learn cost cutting shipping techniques. and so much more! Chances are you already have all the tools you'll need to get started right away. This is not a course, it's a methodology that will have you selling books online in a little as one day.



Girl Wide Web

Girl Wide Web Author Sharon R. Mazzarella
ISBN-10 0820471178
Release 2005-01-01
Pages 225
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Presents a collection of essays that focus on teenage girls' Internet use.



Rule the Web

Rule the Web Author Mark Frauenfelder
ISBN-10 1429932678
Release 2007-06-12
Pages 416
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In Rule the Web, you'll learn how to: * Browse recklessly, free from viruses, ads, and spyware * Turn your browser into a secure and powerful anywhere office * Raze your old home page and build a modern Web masterpiece * Get the news so fast it'll leave skidmarks on your inbox * Fire your broker and let the Internet make you rich * Claim your fifteen megabytes of fame with a blog or podcast You use the Web to shop, do your banking, have fun, find facts, connect with family, share your thoughts with the world, and more. But aren't you curious about what else the Web can do for you? Or if there are better, faster, or easier ways to do what you're already doing? Let the world's foremost technology writer, Mark Frauenfelder, help you unlock the Internet's potential—and open up a richer, nimbler, and more useful trove of resources and services, including: EXPRESS YOURSELF, SAFELY. Create and share blogs, podcasts, and online video with friends, family, and millions of potential audience members, while protecting yourself from identity theft and fraud. DIVIDE AND CONQUER. Tackle even the most complex online tasks with ease, from whipping up a gorgeous Web site to doing all your work faster and more efficiently within your browser, from word processing to investing to planning a party. THE RIGHT WAY, EVERY TIME. Master state-of-the-art techniques for doing everything from selling your house to shopping for electronics, with hundreds of carefully researched tips and tricks. TIPS FROM THE INSIDERS. Mark has asked dozens of the best bloggers around to share their favorite tips on getting the most out of the Web.



How to Read a Book

How to Read a Book Author Mortimer J. Adler
ISBN-10 9781476790152
Release 2014-09-30
Pages 448
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Analyzes the art of reading and suggests ways to approach literary works, offering techniques for reading in specific literary genres ranging from fiction, poetry, and plays to scientific and philosophical works.



Steal this Computer Book 3

Steal this Computer Book 3 Author Wally Wang
ISBN-10 1593270003
Release 2003
Pages 359
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Describes how computer viruses are created and spread, and discusses computer harassment, online con artists, protecting data with encryption, and general computer security issues.



Interactions

Interactions Author
ISBN-10 CORNELL:31924077896920
Release 1995
Pages
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A magazine for designers of interactive products.



Los Angeles Magazine

Los Angeles Magazine Author
ISBN-10
Release 2003-02
Pages 164
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Los Angeles magazine is a regional magazine of national stature. Our combination of award-winning feature writing, investigative reporting, service journalism, and design covers the people, lifestyle, culture, entertainment, fashion, art and architecture, and news that define Southern California. Started in the spring of 1961, Los Angeles magazine has been addressing the needs and interests of our region for 48 years. The magazine continues to be the definitive resource for an affluent population that is intensely interested in a lifestyle that is uniquely Southern Californian.



The Complete Idiot s Guide to Online Shopping

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Online Shopping Author Preston Gralla
ISBN-10 0789721309
Release 1999
Pages 381
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Explains how to search the Internet for products, make secure transactions, and buy and sell items through online classifieds



Cambridge English Empower Advanced Student s Book

Cambridge English Empower Advanced Student s Book Author Adrian Doff
ISBN-10 9781107469082
Release 2016-01-21
Pages 192
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Cambridge English Empower is more than just a course book - it's a complete solution for effective learning and teaching! This new general English course for adult and young adult learners combines course content from Cambridge University Press with validated assessment from the experts at Cambridge English Language Assessment. Empower's unique mix of engaging classroom materials and reliable assessment, with personalised online practice, enables learners to make consistent and measurable progress.



Don t Make Me Think

Don t Make Me Think Author Steve Krug
ISBN-10 9780321648785
Release 2009-08-05
Pages 216
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Five years and more than 100,000 copies after it was first published, it's hard to imagine anyone working in Web design who hasn't read Steve Krug's "instant classic" on Web usability, but people are still discovering it every day. In this second edition, Steve adds three new chapters in the same style as the original: wry and entertaining, yet loaded with insights and practical advice for novice and veteran alike. Don't be surprised if it completely changes the way you think about Web design. Three New Chapters! Usability as common courtesy -- Why people really leave Web sites Web Accessibility, CSS, and you -- Making sites usable and accessible Help! My boss wants me to ______. -- Surviving executive design whims "I thought usability was the enemy of design until I read the first edition of this book. Don't Make Me Think! showed me how to put myself in the position of the person who uses my site. After reading it over a couple of hours and putting its ideas to work for the past five years, I can say it has done more to improve my abilities as a Web designer than any other book. In this second edition, Steve Krug adds essential ammunition for those whose bosses, clients, stakeholders, and marketing managers insist on doing the wrong thing. If you design, write, program, own, or manage Web sites, you must read this book." -- Jeffrey Zeldman, author of Designing with Web Standards



The Gauguin Connection Book 1

The Gauguin Connection  Book 1 Author Estelle Ryan
ISBN-10
Release 2012-08-13
Pages 436
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Murdered artists. Masterful forgeries. Art crime at its worst. As an insurance investigator and world renowned expert in nonverbal communication, Dr Genevieve Lenard faces the daily challenge of living a successful, independent life. Particularly because she has to deal with her high functioning Autism. Nothing - not her studies, her high IQ or her astounding analytical skills - prepared her for the changes about to take place in her life. It started as a favour to help her boss' acerbic friend look into the murder of a young artist, but soon it proves to be far more complex. Forced out of her predictable routines, safe environment and limited social interaction, Genevieve is thrown into exploring the meaning of friendship, expanding her social definitions, and for the first time in her life be part of a team in a race to stop more artists from being murdered. The Gauguin Connection is an art crime novel with an autistic main character who explores the mystery of political intrigue, art heists, white collar crime, kidnapping and so much more! Enjoy this FREE book.



The Internet Is Not the Answer

The Internet Is Not the Answer Author Andrew Keen
ISBN-10 9780802192318
Release 2015-01-06
Pages 288
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Since its creation during the Cold War, the Internet, together with the Web, personal computers, tablets and smartphones, has ushered in one of the greatest shifts in society since the Industrial Revolution. The Digital Revolution has contributed to the world in many positive ways, but we are less aware of the Internet’s deeply negative effects. The Internet Is Not the Answer, by longtime Internet skeptic Andrew Keen, offers a comprehensive look at what the Internet is doing to our lives. The book traces the technological and economic history of the Internet, from its founding in the 1960s through the rise of big data companies to the increasing attempts to monetize almost every human activity. In this sharp, witty narrative, informed by the work of other writers, reporters, and academics, as well as his own research and interviews, Keen shows us the tech world, warts and all. Startling and important, The Internet Is Not the Answer is a big-picture look at what the Internet is doing to our society and an investigation of what we can do to try to make sure the decisions we are making about the reconfiguring of our world do not lead to unpleasant, unforeseen aftershocks.



The Shallows What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains

The Shallows  What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains Author Nicholas Carr
ISBN-10 0393079368
Release 2011-06-06
Pages 256
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Finalist for the 2011 Pulitzer Prize in General Nonfiction: “Nicholas Carr has written a Silent Spring for the literary mind.”—Michael Agger, Slate “Is Google making us stupid?” When Nicholas Carr posed that question, in a celebrated Atlantic Monthly cover story, he tapped into a well of anxiety about how the Internet is changing us. He also crystallized one of the most important debates of our time: As we enjoy the Net’s bounties, are we sacrificing our ability to read and think deeply? Now, Carr expands his argument into the most compelling exploration of the Internet’s intellectual and cultural consequences yet published. As he describes how human thought has been shaped through the centuries by “tools of the mind”—from the alphabet to maps, to the printing press, the clock, and the computer—Carr interweaves a fascinating account of recent discoveries in neuroscience by such pioneers as Michael Merzenich and Eric Kandel. Our brains, the historical and scientific evidence reveals, change in response to our experiences. The technologies we use to find, store, and share information can literally reroute our neural pathways. Building on the insights of thinkers from Plato to McLuhan, Carr makes a convincing case that every information technology carries an intellectual ethic—a set of assumptions about the nature of knowledge and intelligence. He explains how the printed book served to focus our attention, promoting deep and creative thought. In stark contrast, the Internet encourages the rapid, distracted sampling of small bits of information from many sources. Its ethic is that of the industrialist, an ethic of speed and efficiency, of optimized production and consumption—and now the Net is remaking us in its own image. We are becoming ever more adept at scanning and skimming, but what we are losing is our capacity for concentration, contemplation, and reflection. Part intellectual history, part popular science, and part cultural criticism, The Shallows sparkles with memorable vignettes—Friedrich Nietzsche wrestling with a typewriter, Sigmund Freud dissecting the brains of sea creatures, Nathaniel Hawthorne contemplating the thunderous approach of a steam locomotive—even as it plumbs profound questions about the state of our modern psyche. This is a book that will forever alter the way we think about media and our minds.