On Facebook and fake news, selfies and self-consciousness, selling our souls to the Internet, and other aspects of the digital Revolution.With these engaging and provocative essays, Roberto Simanowski considers what new media has done to us. Why is digital privacy being eroded and why does society seem not to care? Why do we escape from living and loving the present into capturing, sharing and liking it? And how did we arrive at a selfie society without self-consciousness?Simanowski, who has been studying the Internet and social media since the 1990s, goes deeper than the conventional wisdom. For example, on the question of Facebook's responsibility for the election of Donald Trump, he argues that the problem is not the 'fake news' but the creation of conditions that make people susceptible to fake news. The hallmark of the Internet is its instantaneousness, but, Simanowski cautions, speed is the enemy of depth. On social media, he says, 'complex arguments are jettisoned in favor of simple slogans, text in favor of images, laborious explorations at understanding the world and the self in favor of amusing banalities, deep engagement in favor of the click.' Simanowski wonders if we have sold our soul to Silicon Valley, as Faust sold his to the Devil, credits Edward Snowden for making privacy a news story, looks back at 1984, 1984, and Apple's famous sledgehammer commercial, and considers the shitstorm, mapping waves of Internet Indignation - including one shitstorm that somehow held Adidas responsible for the killing of dogs in Ukraine. 'Whatever gets you through the night,' sang John Lennon in 1974. Now, Simanowski says, it's Facebook that gets us through the night, and we have yet to grasp the implications of this.
Now, too late for it to matter, Audrey understands at last. The devil of Fairview has been courting her for days, and watching her for much longer than that. The murderer is her boyfriend - and he's been killing on her behalf. His name is Jack Maddox, but everyone calls him Mad Jack. He's planning a party, where everyone is invited, especially Audrey's tormentors - especially the Facebook 15. Audrey will have her revenge, whether she wants it or not. Because, in Miss Drake's class, the devil will have his due. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jessica McEvoy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/070146/bk_acx0_070146_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Welcome to Hell. Literally. The Hell where the Prince of Darkness is hotter than Hades, Hell Hounds smell like brownies, and the Seven Deadly Sins are addicted to Facebook.... Not to mention the soundtrack in the Underworld is Journey. For real. I should have known no good could come from offing my parents in the space of 20 minutes no matter how psychotic and evil they were.... Now I find out my family tree includes almost every deity and mythological being alive while Ethan, the one and only love of my undead life, has a limited time down under before he turns to dust. In the land of Sin, you'd think I'd get some nookie time with my man, but no. Baby Demons, cousins, and grandparents put the kibosh on that. Blue balls are the new normal. What the hell does a half-Vampyre/half-Demon have to do to catch a break? Apparently find a freakin' sword, calm Mother Nature's unmedicated mood swings, and make sure Mr. Rogers keeps his sticky fingers to himself during weekly poker with the Devil. And I have three days to do it. By all that's unholy, I thought Ethan's Vampyre family was crazy.... Trust me, they have nothing on the Demons. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jessica Almasy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/025797/bk_adbl_025797_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What did the one earthworm say to the other earthworm? Talk to the tail; you're beneath me. Where does the devil stay when he visits earth? Helsinki. Where do hitchhikers, backpackers and travellers go when they die? Rome. What did the one Facebook page say to the other Facebook page? Like me, will you? What did one pine tree say to the other pine tree? You know I'll pine for you when they cut you down, don't you. What do you get if you combine a snake with an idea? A poisonous thought. What did the one boulder say to the other boulder? You rock my world.