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

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

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Virtual unreality : just because the Internet told you, how do you know it's true?
Title
Virtual unreality
Title remainder
just because the Internet told you, how do you know it's true?
Statement of responsibility
Charles Seife
Title variation
Virtual unreality
Title variation remainder
just because the Internet told you, how do you know its true?
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Language
eng
Summary
  • 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"--
  • Digital information is a powerful tool that spreads unbelievably rapidly, infects all corners of society, and is all but impossible to control--even when that information is actually a lie. In Virtual Unreality, Charles Seife uses the skepticism, wit, and sharp facility for analysis that captivated readers in Proofiness and Zero to take us deep into the Internet information jungle and cut a paththrough 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
Summary
The Internet disseminates facts, opinions, and outright fraud, and its questionable reliability has become a significant concern in public discourse. In Virtual Unreality, journalism professor Charles Seife describes in detail how information on the Internet can be falsified, manipulated, and perpetuated. Providing concrete examples of Internet fakery, Seife serves as an engaging and witty guide through the wilderness of digital information, both reliable and fraudulent. Virtual Unreality doesn't suggest that people avoid using the Internet for research, but does provide techniques for identifying the useful and verifiable sites and services -- how to find the wheat amid all that chaff. -- Description by Katherine Bradley Johnson
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10313128
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Seife, Charles
Dewey number
025.04
Index
index present
LC call number
ZA4201
LC item number
.S44 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Computer network resources
  • Internet
  • Internet fraud
  • Internet literacy
  • Electronic information resource literacy
  • COMPUTERS / Internet / General
  • COMPUTERS / Social Aspects / General
  • MATHEMATICS / Probability & Statistics / General
Target audience
adult
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just because the Internet told you, how do you know it's true?
Label
Virtual unreality : just because the Internet told you, how do you know it's true?, Charles Seife
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-239) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent
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
Control code
20249320
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
vi, 248 pages
Isbn
9780670026081
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013047849
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn871534390
  • (OCoLC)871534390
Label
Virtual unreality : just because the Internet told you, how do you know it's true?, Charles Seife
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-239) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
20249320
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
vi, 248 pages
Isbn
9780670026081
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013047849
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn871534390
  • (OCoLC)871534390

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