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Mind Change - Susan Greenfield
Call Number: BF311 .G7135 2015
ISBN: 9780812993820
Publication Date: 2015-02-10
"Google. Facebook. Twitter. Repeat. We live in a world unimaginable even a few decades ago, one like no other in human history. ...Mind Change explores the social, cultural and physiological ramifications of our new digital lifestyle"

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Curious - Ian Leslie
Call Number: BF323 .C8 L447 2014
ISBN: 9780465079964
Publication Date: 2014-08-26
"Today it seems we have the world at our fingertips. Thanks to smartphones and tools such as Google and Wikipedia, ... We confuse ease of access to information with curiosity, and risk losing our ability to ask questions that extend our knowledge gap rather than merely filling it. "

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Rise of the Robots : technology and the threat of a jobless future - Martin Ford
Call Number: HD6331 .F58 2015
ISBN: 9780465059997
Publication Date: 2015-05-05
Can accelerating technology disrupt our entire economic system to the point where a fundamental restructuring is required? Companies like Facebook and YouTube may only need a handful of employees to achieve enormous valuations, but what will be the fate of those of us not lucky or smart enough to have gotten into the great shift from human labor to computation?"

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Googled: the end of the world as we know it - Ken Auletta
Call Number: HD9696.8 .U64 G6623 2009
ISBN: 9781594202353
Publication Date: 2009-11-03

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New Tech, New Ties - Richard Ling
Call Number: HE9713.M43 2008
ISBN: 9780262122979
Publication Date: 2008-02-08

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Socialnomics: how social media transforms the way we live and do business - Erik Qualman
Call Number: HF5415.12 .Q83 2011
ISBN: 9780470638842
Publication Date: 2010-10-26
Partial Contents: It's a people-driven economy, stupid -- Word of mouth goes world of mouth -- Social media = preventative behavior -- Social media = braggadocian behavior -- Obama's success driven by social media -- I care more about what my neighbor thinks than what Google thinks -- Death of social schizophrenia -- Winners and losers in a 140-character world

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The Culture of Connectivity : a critical history of social media - Jose Van Dijck
Call Number: HM742 .D55 2013
ISBN: 9780199970773
Publication Date: 2013-01-30

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The Internet - James D. Torr (Editor)
Call Number: HM851 .I575 2005
ISBN: 0737729414
Publication Date: 2005-04-01
How Does the Internet Affect Society?

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Digital Vertigo: how today's online social revolution is dividing, diminishing, and disorienting us - Andrew Keen
Call Number: HM851 .K443 2012
ISBN: 0312624980
Publication Date: 2012-05-22

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Terms of Service: social media and the price of constant connection - Jacob Silverman
Call Number: HM851 .S554 2015
ISBN: 9780062282460
Publication Date: 2015-03-17

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Screen-Smart Parenting : how to find balance and benefit in your child's use of social media, apps, and digital devices - Jodi Gold; Tory Burch (Foreword by)
Call Number: HQ784 .I58 G65 2015
ISBN: 9781462515530
Publication Date: 2014-10-21
" [the author] gives parents a wealth of practical strategies for navigating the digital frontier and creating realistic, doable rules and expectations for the whole family"

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Future Crimes - Marc Goodman
Call Number: HV6773 .G66 2015
ISBN: 9780385539005
Publication Date: 2015-02-24
An FBI futurist and senior advisor to Interpol analyzes the digital underground to reveal the alarming ways criminals, corporations, and countries are using emerging technologies to target individuals and wage war.

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Are Privacy Rights Being Violated? - Ronald D. Lankford; Ronnie D. Lankford
Call Number: JC596.2 .U5 A74 2010
ISBN: 9780737748680
Publication Date: 2010-06-18
Partial Contents: The right of privacy is destroyed by video cameras in public places / New York Civil Liberties Union -- Video cameras help protect the public from police abuse / Katherine Mangu-Ward ---- Internet data-mining violates privacy rights / John C. Dvorak -- Privacy rights on the Internet are overrated / Employee privacy rights are under attack in the workplace / Amy B. Crane -- Ten ways to maintain your privacy at work / A national medical records database may threaten privacy rights / Bernadine Healy -- Cell phones have the potential to violate privacy in school / Cara Branigan -- Cell phone privace should be respected at school / American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado.

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Robots Are People Too: how Siri, Google Car, and artificial intelligence will force us to change our laws - John Frank Weaver
Call Number: K564 .C6 W428 2014
ISBN: 9781440829451
Publication Date: 2014-01-01

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The Shallows : what the Internet is doing to our brains - Nicholas Carr
Call Number: QP360 .C3667 2010
ISBN: 0393339750
Publication Date: 2011-06-06
Discusses the intellectual and cultural consequences of the Internet, and how it may be transforming our neural pathways for the worse.


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The Net Delusion [electronic resource] : the dark side of internet freedom - Evgeny Morozov
Call Number: ONLINE
ISBN: 1586488759
Publication Date: 2011-01-04
Internet freedoms and their consequences. Internet--Political aspects. Internet--Censorship.

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The Googlization of Everything [electronic resource] : (and why we should worry) - Siva Vaidhyanathan
Call Number: ONLINE
ISBN: 9780520952454
Publication Date: 2012-03-13
"...examines the ways we have used and embraced Google--and the growing resistance to its expansion across the globe. He exposes the dark side ..."

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Social Media[electronic resource] : usage and impact - Hana S. Noor Al-Deen; John Allen Hendricks
Call Number: ONLINE
ISBN: 9780739167304
Publication Date: 2011-12-01


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1. Define your topic - Questions to ask: What is the monetary cost of technology? Can everyone afford it?    What is the social cost? Does it aid or hamper communication? Does it make people more efficient in the workplace?

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Cell phones
Digital Divide
Internet - Social aspects
Social interaction

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