The Virtual Self
How Our Digital Lives Are Altering the World Around Us
|Publication Date:||Aug 2013|
| Publisher:||McClelland & Stewart|
| Book Format:||Paperback|
|List Price:||USD $19.95|
| Book Description: |
The new radically social habit of tracking our behaviours and preferences is booming. From Facebook timelines to Google Navigator to Twitter, we generate enormous amounts of online data about our activities: where we go, what we do, how we feel. In The Virtual Self, journalist Nora Young examines this growing phenomenon of self-tracking - why it's compulsive, its attractions and benefits, the dangers surrounding privacy and information control, and moreover, what it...