Social Science

The Digitterian Tsunami

Author: Dele Atanda

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 228

View: 572

Dele Atanda's ground-breaking book examines the new cultural and social evolution that is driven by the power, opportunity and thirst for information afforded by the internet. Could technology be changing the fundamentals of human existence? Since the birth of the internet, humans have been empowered by their ability to connect with every corner of the globe, retrieve information in a heartbeat and expand their knowledge beyond all of their horizons. Causing drastic social-political changes, many experts believe the internet could be changing the very fundamentals of human existence. One such expert is Dele Atanda, author of 'The Digitterian Tsunami: Web 3.0 and the Rise of the NEO Citizen (Volume 1: The 21 Principles Driving The Evolution of The Internet)', a ground-breaking new book that shines a vital spotlight on how the internet is driving global change. Synopsis: The Arab Spring uprising, the electoral victories of President Obama, the emergence of new currencies such as Bitcoin and the rise of WikiLeaks and online activist groups like Anonymous were all inevitable events driven by predictable social-cultural trends enabled by the Internet. Though originally written in 2009, the twenty-one key principles driving the evolution of the Internet identified in The Digitterian Tsunami have already proved themselves with social-political changes we have seen over the past few years. Atanda suggests that we are on the cusp of a new era of cultural revolution and social evolution driven by an unprecedented expansion of opportunity, knowledge, and empowered citizens. He suggests that the Internet is changing the ways in which we interact with each other and shape our societies, our selves and our environment as a whole and projects likely outcomes from these changes. The first volume in the series defines the 21 key principles driving the next wave of the Internet's evolution and describes the emergence of a new citizenry, New Earth Order or NEO Citizens, enabled by this phenomenon and how they will use the Digitterian Tsunami to further their objectives in the digital age. The Digitterian Tsunami is less a book on technology than a look at how technology is changing the fundamentals of our existence. It represents a new citizen-centric perspective on the digital revolution and differs significantly from the corporatochratic view of other writers on the subject. As the author explains, the book is applicable to an eclectic and far-reaching audience. "It is a must-read for digital practitioners, strategists, policy makers, business managers, marketers, social activists, technologists, academics, students, and citizens seeking to understand the currents underlying the Internet-driven changes in our world today," says Atanda, a renowned thought-leader on emerging digital culture. Continuing, "The gradual onset of the internet's influence means many haven't consciously registered its effects on the fabrics of society, politics and the economy. Huge strides have been made, both forwards and backwards; this book examines each one in authoritative detail." Critics praise the author for releasing such a thought-provoking analysis; with many urging interested readers to purchase their copies as soon as possible.
Computers

The Digitterran Tsunami

Author: Dele Atanda

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 228

View: 659

Dele Atanda's ground-breaking book examines the new cultural and social evolution that is driven by the power, opportunity and thirst for information afforded by the internet. Could technology be changing the fundamentals of human existence? Since the birth of the internet, humans have been empowered by their ability to connect with every corner of the globe, retrieve information in a heartbeat and expand their knowledge beyond all of their horizons. Causing drastic social-political changes, many experts believe the internet could be changing the very fundamentals of human existence. One such expert is Dele Atanda, author of 'The Digitterian Tsunami: Web 3.0 and the Rise of the NEO Citizen (Volume 1: The 21 Principles Driving The Evolution of The Internet)', a ground-breaking new book that shines a vital spotlight on how the internet is driving global change. Synopsis: The Arab Spring uprising, the electoral victories of President Obama, the emergence of new currencies such as Bitcoin and the rise of WikiLeaks and online activist groups like Anonymous were all inevitable events driven by predictable social-cultural trends enabled by the Internet. Though originally written in 2009, the twenty-one key principles driving the evolution of the Internet identified in The Digitterian Tsunami have already proved themselves with social-political changes we have seen over the past few years. Atanda suggests that we are on the cusp of a new era of cultural revolution and social evolution driven by an unprecedented expansion of opportunity, knowledge, and empowered citizens. He suggests that the Internet is changing the ways in which we interact with each other and shape our societies, our selves and our environment as a whole and projects likely outcomes from these changes. The first volume in the series defines the 21 key principles driving the next wave of the Internet's evolution and describes the emergence of a new citizenry, New Earth Order or NEO Citizens, enabled by this phenomenon and how they will use the Digitterian Tsunami to further their objectives in the digital age. The Digitterian Tsunami is less a book on technology than a look at how technology is changing the fundamentals of our existence. It represents a new citizen-centric perspective on the digital revolution and differs significantly from the corporatochratic view of other writers on the subject. As the author explains, the book is applicable to an eclectic and far-reaching audience. "It is a must-read for digital practitioners, strategists, policy makers, business managers, marketers, social activists, technologists, academics, students, and citizens seeking to understand the currents underlying the Internet-driven changes in our world today," says Atanda, a renowned thought-leader on emerging digital culture. Continuing, "The gradual onset of the internet's influence means many haven't consciously registered its effects on the fabrics of society, politics and the economy. Huge strides have been made, both forwards and backwards; this book examines each one in authoritative detail." Critics praise the author for releasing such a thought-provoking analysis; with many urging interested readers to purchase their copies as soon as possible.
Computers

Social Media Listening and Monitoring for Business Applications

Author: Rao, N. Raghavendra

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 470

View: 846

Social Media has transformed the ways in which individuals keep in touch with family and friends. Likewise, businesses have identified the profound opportunities present for customer engagement and understanding through the massive data available on social media channels, in addition to the customer reach of such sites. Social Media Listening and Monitoring for Business Applications explores research-based solutions for businesses of all types interested in an understanding of emerging concepts and technologies for engaging customers online. Providing insight into the currently available social media tools and practices for various business applications, this publication is an essential resource for business professionals, graduate-level students, technology developers, and researchers.
Juvenile Fiction

A Touch of Scarlet

Author: Eve Marie Mont

Publisher: Kensington Books

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 294

View: 712

Struggling with a failing relationship and her roommate's withdrawnness, Emma finds her return to prep school further complicated by the fact that her life begins to closely echo that of Hester Prynne's in Hawthorne's "The Scarlet Letter."

Principles of Financial Wellness

Author: Bonnie Yam

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 76

View: 553

This is a practical guide that covers the theories behind Financial Wellness. The Principles are the invariable truth of Financial Wellness. Running life without The Principles is almost as random as tackling mathematics without formal training or sailing rudderless without a compass. It is a waste of valuable time. To build success, understand The Principles first. They are the short cut to Financial Success.
Computers

Web and Internet Economics

Author: Yiling Chen

Publisher: Springer

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 440

View: 893

This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed conference proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Web and Internet Economics, WINE 2013, held in Cambridge, MA, USA, in December 2013. The 36 revised full papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 150 submissions and cover research in theoretical computer science, artificial intelligence and microeconomics.
Budget

Congressional Witness

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee on the Department of the Interior and Related Agencies

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Budget

Page:

View: 538

Language Arts & Disciplines

Regulating the Web

Author: Zachary Stiegler

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 257

View: 584

Although the FCC established a net neutrality policy in 2010, debate continues as to who ultimately should have authority to shape and maintain the Internet s structure. Regulating the Web brings together a diverse collection of scholars who examine multiple the net neutrality policy and surrounding debates from a variety of perspectives."
Political Science

The Bulldozer and the Big Tent

Author: Todd Gitlin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:

Category: Political Science

Page: 336

View: 893

"This book, by one of America's most intelligent and decent political writers, tells liberals how the conservative movement rose and fell, and how they could emulate its successes while avoiding its failures." --George Packer, author of Blood of the Liberals and The Assassins' Gate "No one is better than Todd Gitlin at describing the crucial dynamic through which movements gain or lose political power. Justly celebrated for his seminal work on such dynamics during the 1960s, Gitlin now explains everything that's happened since, with passion and wisdom--and happily, because of Bushism's collapse, legitimate optimism about the future." --Michael Tomasky, Editor, Guardian America "An impassioned yet realistic plea for Democrats and liberals to become more serious about politics. They would do well to follow his advice." --Alan Wolfe, Director, Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life, Boston College "A brilliant and indispensable book. Gitlin convincingly urges liberals to take seriously the greater difficulty the Democrats have forging cohesion among identity-based groups over the Republicans persuading the less diverse Republican base to bury disagreements in the drive for victory. Gitlin argues that Democrats will have to bite the bullet and unite under a big tent. It's a hard lesson for ardent newcomers to the movement to swallow. Gitlin is dead right." --Thomas B. Edsall, Special Correspondent, The New Republic "This is an indispensable book by one of our most gifted public intellectuals. Todd Gitlin explains--with splendid scholarship, reporting, and wit--how the Bush machine debased our political life and how progressives, in all their variety, are struggling to build a new majority. It is the best guide we have to America's recent past and its possible future." --Michael Kazin, author of A Godly Hero: The Life of William Jennings Bryan and Professor of History, Georgetown University
History

The Chosen Peoples

Author: Todd Gitlin

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 272

View: 215

Americans and Israelis have often thought that their nations were chosen, in perpetuity, to do God’s work. This belief in divine election is a potent, living force, one that has guided and shaped both peoples and nations throughout their history and continues to do so to this day. Through great adversity and despite serious challenges, Americans and Jews, leaders and followers, have repeatedly faced the world fortified by a sense that their nation has a providential destiny. As Todd Gitlin and Liel Leibovitz argue in this original and provocative book, what unites the two allies in a “special friendship” is less common strategic interests than this deep-seated and lasting theological belief that they were chosen by God. The United States and Israel each has understood itself as a nation placed on earth to deliver a singular message of enlightenment to a benighted world. Each has stumbled through history wrestling with this strange concept of chosenness, trying both to grasp the meaning of divine election and to bear the burden it placed them under. It was this idea that provided an indispensable justification when the Americans made a revolution against Britain, went to war with and expelled the Indians, expanded westward, built an overseas empire, and most recently waged war in Iraq. The equivalent idea gave rise to the Jewish people in the first place, sustained them in exodus and exile, and later animated the Zionist movement, inspiring the Israelis to vanquish their enemies and conquer the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. Everywhere you look in American and Israeli history, the idea of chosenness is there. The Chosen Peoples delivers a bold new take on both nations’ histories. It shows how deeply the idea of chosenness has affected not only their enthusiasts but also their antagonists. It digs deeply beneath the superficialities of headlines, the details of negotiations, the excuses and justifications that keep cropping up for both nations’ successes and failures. It shows how deeply ingrained is the idea of a chosen people in both nations’ histories—and yet how complicated that idea really is. And it offers interpretations of chosenness that both nations dearly need in confronting their present-day quandaries. Weaving together history, theology, and politics, The Chosen Peoples vividly retells the dramatic story of two nations bound together by a wild and sacred idea, takes unorthodox perspectives on some of our time’s most searing conflicts, and offers an unexpected conclusion: only by taking the idea of chosenness seriously, wrestling with its meaning, and assuming its responsibilities can both nations thrive.
Political Science

The Intellectuals and the Flag

Author: Todd Gitlin

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN:

Category: Political Science

Page: 192

View: 259

"The tragedy of the left is that, having achieved an unprecedented victory in helping stop an appalling war, it then proceeded to commit suicide." So writes Todd Gitlin about the aftermath of the Vietnam War in this collection of writings that calls upon intellectuals on the left to once again engage American public life and resist the trappings of knee-jerk negativism, intellectual fads, and political orthodoxy. Gitlin argues for a renewed sense of patriotism based on the ideals of sacrifice, tough-minded criticism, and a willingness to look anew at the global role of the United States in the aftermath of 9/11. Merely criticizing and resisting the Bush administration will not do—the left must also imagine and propose an America reformed. Where then can the left turn? Gitlin celebrates the work of three prominent postwar intellectuals: David Riesman, C. Wright Mills, and Irving Howe. Their ambitious, assertive, and clearly written works serve as models for an intellectual engagement that forcefully addresses social issues and remains affirmative and comprehensive. Sharing many of the qualities of these thinkers' works, Todd Gitlin's blunt, frank analysis of the current state of the left and his willingness to challenge orthodoxies pave the way for a revival in leftist thought and a new liberal patriotism.
Computers

Understanding the Internet

Author: Kevin Curran

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 320

View: 807

A straightforward overview with minimum technical descriptions of the underlying networking principles, standards, applications and uses of the Internet. Understanding the Internet explains the underlying networking concepts, the protocols and standards which comprise the Internet, Internet trends and applications, the mobile Internet, security and the hidden Web. The Internet and World Wide Web are dramatically changing the world we live in and this book provides a holistic view of the Internet so that practitioners and users can more fully understand the concepts involved. Written by a highly knowledgeable and well-respected practitioner in the field Draws on the author’s wide-ranging practical experience of developing web and mobile web applications and indeed teaching Internet technologies at a university for many years Provides insight into how the Internet is put together and the novel applications which are currently residing on it
Political Science

Letters to a Young Activist

Author: Todd Gitlin

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN:

Category: Political Science

Page: 216

View: 590

"Be original. See what happens." So Todd Gitlin advises the young mind burning to take action to right the wrongs of the world but also looking for bearings, understanding, direction, and practical examples.In Letters to a Young Activist, Todd Gitlin looks back at his eventful life, recalling his experience as president of the formidable Students for a Democratic Society in the '60s, contemplating the spirit of activism, and arriving at some principles of action to guide the passion and energy of those wishing to do good. He considers the three complementary motives of duty, love, and adventure, and reflects on the changing nature of idealism and how righteous action requires realistic as well as idealistic thinking. And he looks forward to an uncertain future that is nevertheless full of possibility, a future where patriotism and intelligent skepticism are not mutually exclusive.Gitlin invites the young activist to enter imaginatively into some of the dilemmas, moral and practical, of being a modern citizen--the dilemmas that affect not only the problems of what to think but also the problems of what to love and how to live.
American poetry

Busy Being Born

Author: Todd Gitlin

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: American poetry

Page: 93

View: 531

Social Science

Media Unlimited

Author: Todd Gitlin

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

View: 535

Examines our media-dominated world through the vast array of manufactured images and sounds that define our civilization, from video games to elevator music, action movies to reality shows, and punditry to Internet exhibitionists.
Chicago (Ill.)

Uptown; Poor Whites in Chicago

Author: Todd Gitlin

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Chicago (Ill.)

Page: 435

View: 133

Explores the area just off Chicago's Gold Coast, where live poor whites from Appalachia and the South. Describes the organization of a neighborhood group--JOIN--to fight gouging by landlords and merchants, the atrocities of the welfare system, the callousness of the local hospitals, and especially the brutality and corruption of Chicago police.
Biography & Autobiography

Undying

Author: Todd Gitlin

Publisher: Catapult

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 355

November 2004: George W. Bush is re–elected. Five days later, Alan Meister, a New York professor of philosophy, is diagnosed with lymphoma—not that he can prove the two are connected. While coping with the rigors of chemotherapy, Alan begins work on a long–postponed book titled The Health of a Sick Man, arguing that the core of Friedrich Nietzsche's philosophical thought was a decades–long attempt to cope with his lifelong incapacities—his blinding headaches, upset stomach, weak vision, and all–around frailty, not least his vexed relations with women. As Alan's treatment proceeds, he finds relief by imagining Nietzsche not as a historical figure, but as a character in his daily life, a reminder that his own heart continues to beat. Rooted in the author's personal experience with lymphoma, this novel is a compound of reminiscences, aphorisms, anecdotes, and encounters: with Alan's errant daughter Natasha, who has returned home to help care for him; with mortal friends; with a mysterious hospital roommate; with students; with contemporary life as it reaches him through the newspapers and his readings. Steady, spare, and often bracingly funny, Undying cries out in a robust voice: I am.
Fiction

The Murder of Albert Einstein

Author: Todd Gitlin

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 345

View: 973

A glitzy TV news anchor gets involved in a search for Albert Einstein's killer after her mentor, a cult novelist and connoisseur of conspiracy, tips her off to the alleged crime that occured forty years earlier
Fiction

Sacrifice

Author: Todd Gitlin

Publisher: Metropolitan Books

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 229

View: 422

A beautiful, elegiac novel of a father, a son, and the secrets that divide generations. In the seventy-fifth year of his life, on a sweltering August afternoon, Chester Garland, the distinguished psychiatrist, author, and campaigner for human rights, is struck by a subway train and dies. Soon after, his son Paul receives a thoroughly unexpected inheritance: three diaries written decades earlier, in the year when Garland, on a trip to France,unaccountably walked out on his family and his profession. As cool, detached Paul, a cyberspace cartoonist, reads the diaries, he finally faces the event that has shadowed his life since childhood. He embarks, as his father had a quarter century earlier, on a pilgrimage of love and grief, of passions-religious, erotic, and intellectual-and of discovery that is as unexpected as it is moving. With grace and precision, Gitlin takes us on a journey not just across an ocean or across decades, but into the secret depths of two men's lives, which were forever changed in the aftermath of that tumultuous decade now known as "the sixties." A memorable portrait of a father and son locked in a biblical embrace, Sacrifice builds with quiet elegance to its shocking conclusion.