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Virtual Unreality: Just Because the Internet Told You, How Do You Know It's True?

Charles Seife
Format
Book
Published
New York, New York : Viking, 2014.
Language
English
ISBN
9780670026081, 0670026085
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"--
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.
Description
vi, 248 pages ; 22 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-239) and index.
Technical Details
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