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The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Fa...
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The high-energy tale of how two socially awkward Ivy Leaguers, trying to increase their chances with the opposite sex, ended up creating Facebook. Eduardo Saverin and Mark Zuckerberg were Harvard undergraduates and best friends, outsiders at a school filled with polished prep-school grads and long-time legacies. They shared both academic brilliance in math and a geeky awkwardness with women. Eduardo figured their ticket to social acceptance, and sexual success, was getting invited to join one of the university's Final Clubs, a constellation of elite societies that had groomed generations of the most powerful men in the world and ranked on top of the inflexible hierarchy at Harvard. Mark, with less of an interest in what the campus alpha males thought of him, happened to be a computer genius of the first order. And he used his genius to find a more direct route to social stardom: one lonely night, Mark hacked into the university's computer system, creating a ratable database of all the female students on campus and subsequently crashing the university's servers and nearly getting himself kicked out of school. In that moment, in his Harvard dorm room, the framework for Facebook was born. What followed - a real-life adventure filled with slick venture capitalists, stunning women, and six-foot-five-inch identical-twin Olympic rowers - makes for one of the most entertaining and compelling books of the year. The Accidental Billionaires is a compulsively readable story of innocence lost, and of the unusual creation of a company that has revolutionized the way hundreds of millions of people relate to one another. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mike Chamberlain. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/001858/bk_rand_001858_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Stand: 27.02.2020
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Digital World War: Islamists, Extremists, and t...
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The role of social media in the events of the Arab Spring and its aftermath in the Muslim world has stimulated much debate, yet little in the way of useful insight. Now Haroon Ullah, a scholar and diplomat with deep knowledge of politics and societies in the Middle East, South Asia, and Southeast Asia, draws the first clear picture of the unprecedented impact of Twitter, Facebook, and other means of online communication on the recent revolutions that blazed across Muslim nations. The author carefully analyzes the growth of social media throughout the Muslim world, tracing how various organizations learned to employ such digital tools to grow networks, recruit volunteers, and disseminate messages. In Egypt, where young people rose against the regime; in Pakistan, where the youth fought against the intelligence and military establishments; and in Syria, where underground Islamists had to switch alliances, digital communications played key roles. Ullah demonstrates how social media have profoundly changed relationships between regimes and voters, though not always for the better. Looking forward he identifies trends across the Muslim world and the implications of these for regional and international politics. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Derek Shetterly. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/032208/bk_adbl_032208_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Planet Lazy: A Science Fiction Comedy , Hörbuch...
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What is Planet Lazy? None of the scientists have heard of it, and there's no record of it ever existing. Yet people swear that they've been there. One day, they vanished from Earth and wound up in a place where everything they'd ever wanted came on a silver platter, and there was no urgency to do anything, you know, productive.  Join the fat, socially awkward, will-probably-die-a-virgin Karturian as he navigates our strange universe of anorexic giants, diplomatic zombies, talking cats, a whole planet of women who have never seen a man before, and much, much more on his voyage to the mythical Planet Lazy.  What is the answer to 7 + 7 ÷ 7 + 7 x 7 - 7 = ?  How do you hide cigarette smoke from your parents?  Does Cheese Whiz go better with pancakes or waffles?  What are cats REALLY thinking?  How do you become a quadrillionaire by cutting your work in half and using Facebook likes?  What do you do if you're out in space and really have to use the bathroom? ...just a few of life's more pertinent questions that Karturian hopes to answer on his journey.  Hilarious, surreal, unpredictable, fun, and strangely moving at times, this social satire is The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy meets Kilgore Trout and Venus on the Half-Shell. Planet Lazy throws modern-day issues and news topics into a comedic food processor and spits them out into a scrumptious sci-fi pate. The topics include eating disorders, low birthrate, cell cryopreservation, patriarchal and matriarchal societies, intercultural relationships, global warming, unethical technological and medical advancements, volunteering in impoverished nations, free-range farming, the robot apocalypse, lazy entrepreneurship, and everyone's obsession with cats! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ryan Davis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/111909/bk_acx0_111909_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Mismatch: How Our Stone Age Brain Deceives Us E...
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Our brains evolved to solve the survival problems of our Stone Age ancestors, so when faced with modern-day situations that are less extreme, they often encounter a mismatch. Our primitive brains put us on the wrong foot by responding to stimuli that - in prehistoric times - would have prompted behaviour that was beneficial. If you've ever felt an anxious fight-or-flight response to a presenting at a board meeting, equivalent to facing imminent death by sabre-toothed tiger, then you have experienced a mismatch. Mismatch is about the clash between our biology and our culture. It is about the dramatic contrast between the first few million years of human history - when humans lived as hunters and gatherers in small-scale societies - and the past 12,000 years following the agricultural revolution which have led us to comfortable lives in a very different social structure. Has this rapid transition been good for us? How do we, using our primitive minds, try to survive in a modern information society that radically changes every 10 years or so? Ronald Giphart and Mark van Vugt show that humans have changed their environment so drastically that the chances for mismatch have significantly increased, and these conflicts can have profound consequences. Reviewed through mismatch glasses, social, societal, and technological trends can be better understood, ranging from the popularity of Facebook and Internet porn to the desire for cosmetic surgery to our attitudes towards refugees. Mismatches can also affect our physical and psychological well-being, in terms of our attitudes to happiness, physical exercise, choosing good leaders, or finding ways to feel better at home or work. Finally, Mismatch gives us an insight into politics and policy which could enable governments, institutions and businesses to create an environment better suited to human nature, its potential and its constraints. This audiobook is about converting mismatches int 1. Language: English. Narrator: Roger Davis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/twuk/001479/bk_twuk_001479_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Representation of the AKP Ideology within Child...
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In today's world pronouncements of the death of television are very common. As people are tweeting, watching video online or updating their Facebook status and so on. Nevertheless, television has not gone anywhere and continues to play a crucial part in the media landscape in most societies. It continues to be a big part of children's learning, realising and discovering processes. But the crucial question is what it is teaching? Assuming television to be one of the biggest sources of teaching does not mean that every single thing that it conveys to people has a positive content. The messages that television is passing on may be either good or bad for children. I therefore strongly believe that analyzing the content of the cartoons' texts and seeing how much children notice the given messages from those texts is very significant for the future vision of children and for the country.

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Stand: 27.02.2020
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Social Media
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There has been a long debate over the role of social media in Arab spring. Many of the analysts call it a fad that will fade down with the passage of time while others call it a medium that can revolutionize societies and its system. Therefore, the researcher aimed to study the role of social media in Egypt uprising till the downfall of Hosni Mubarak regime by directly contacting the internet users in Egypt. The study has three broad premises, to examine the effectiveness of social media as a medium in galvanizing people and bringing change at a massive level, to verify the media reports and analyze the impact of social media on individuals and lastly, to compare its role with that of traditional media and assess which social medium among Facebook, twitter and YouTube helped the most during the uprising. If you re still bewildered regarding the role of social media, in quest of a complete timeline with facts and keen to have an insight about the perspective of Egyptians, this book is a must-read. Meet the real drivers of the uprising!

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Stand: 27.02.2020
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The Responsibilities of Online Service Providers
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This volume focuses on the responsibilities of online service providers (OSPs) in contemporary societies. It examines the complexity and global dimensions of the rapidly evolving and serious challenges posed by the exponential development of Internet services and resources. It looks at the major actors - such as Facebook, Google, Twitter, and Yahoo! - and their significant influence on the informational environment and users' interactions within it, as well as the responsibilities and liabilities such influence entails. It discusses the position of OSPs as information gatekeepers and how they have gone from offering connecting and information-sharing services to paying members to providing open, free infrastructure and applications that facilitate digital expression and the communication of information. The book seeks consensus on the principles that should shape OSPs' responsibilities and practices, taking into account business ethics and policies. Finally, it discusses the rights of users and international regulations that are in place or currently lacking.

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The Responsibilities of Online Service Providers
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This volume focuses on the responsibilities of online service providers (OSPs) in contemporary societies. It examines the complexity and global dimensions of the rapidly evolving and serious challenges posed by the exponential development of Internet services and resources. It looks at the major actors - such as Facebook, Google, Twitter, and Yahoo! - and their significant influence on the informational environment and users' interactions within it, as well as the responsibilities and liabilities such influence entails. It discusses the position of OSPs as information gatekeepers and how they have gone from offering connecting and information-sharing services to paying members to providing open, free infrastructure and applications that facilitate digital expression and the communication of information. The book seeks consensus on the principles that should shape OSPs' responsibilities and practices, taking into account business ethics and policies. Finally, it discusses the rights of users and international regulations that are in place or currently lacking.

Anbieter: Dodax
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Industrial Revolution 4.0, Tech Giants, and Dig...
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Industry 4.0 explores the emergence of disruptive digital technologies such as robotics, blockchain, nanotechnology and 3D printing and their impact on human lives and jobs in globalized 21st century societies. Incorporating a cutting edge area studies perspective, it considers the challenges and long term implications of the rise of 'Tech Giants' such as Alibaba, Google and Baidu through the lens of past industrial revolutions, looking back at the transformative technologies and industrial developments - the steam engine, electrification, telegraph, mass production, and the rise of digital technology - upon which the modern world was built. It investigates the mirror profiles of the world's largest tech companies in the US and China (Baidu and Google, Alibaba and Amazon, Wechat and Facebook) and provides a unique comparison of Tech Giants with 19th century colonial empires and monopolistic trading companies in terms of political-economic dominance. A key tool for instructors and students focused on courses on Technological History, Digital Technology and Cultures, New Media, Digital Ethics and China studies, this book provides practical guidance on how readers can equip themselves to face key workplace and societal challenges in a virtually interconnected world shaped by Tech Giant monopoly.

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