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Keep Calm and Log On: Your Handbook for Surviving the Digital Revolution

Keep Calm and Log On: Your Handbook for Surviving the Digital Revolution (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Andrews, Gillian Gus

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How to survive the digital revolution without getting trampled: your guide to online mindfulness, digital self-empowerment, cybersecurity, creepy ads, trustworthy information, and more. Feeling overwhelmed by an avalanche of online content? Anxious about identity theft? Unsettled... by the proliferation of fake news? Welcome to the digital revolution. Wait-wasn't the digital revolution supposed to make our lives better? It was going to be fun and put the world at our fingertips. What happened? Keep Calm and Log On is a survival handbook that will help you achieve online mindfulness and overcome online helplessness-the feeling that tech is out of your control-with tips for handling cybersecurity, creepy ads, untrustworthy information, and much more. Taking a cue from the famous World War II morale-boosting slogan ( Keep Calm and Carry On ), Gus Andrews shows us how to adapt the techniques our ancestors used to survive hard times, so we can live our best lives online. She explains why media and technology stress us out, and offers empowering tools for coping. Mindfulness practices can help us stay calm and conserve our attention purposefully. Andrews shares the secret of understanding our own opinions'' family trees in order to identify misleading fake news. She provides tools for unplugging occasionally, overcoming feelings that we are bad at technology, and taking charge of our security and privacy. Andrews explains how social media algorithms keep us from information we need and why creepy ads seem to follow us online. Most importantly, she urges us to work to rebuild the trust in our communities that the internet has broken.
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ISBN 9780262538763
Released NZ 15 Apr 2020
Publisher MIT Press Ltd
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Series The MIT Press
Pre-order title, release date has been delayed

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ISBN-13 9780262538763
Stock Available
Status Pre-order title, release date has been delayed
Publisher MIT Press Ltd
Imprint MIT Press
Released 15 Apr 2020
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Andrews, Gillian Gus
Series The MIT Press
Category General Theory of Computing
Impact Of Computing & IT On Society
Number of Pages 368
Dimensions Width: 184mm
Height: 235mm
Spine: 21mm
Dewey Code 302.30285
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Human-computer interaction, Online social networks, Internet - Social aspects
NBS Text Computing: Consumer Books ('Technical Trade')
ONIX Text General/trade