The Resource Net smart : how to thrive online, Howard Rheingold ; drawings by Anthony Weeks

Net smart : how to thrive online, Howard Rheingold ; drawings by Anthony Weeks

Label
Net smart : how to thrive online
Title
Net smart
Title remainder
how to thrive online
Statement of responsibility
Howard Rheingold ; drawings by Anthony Weeks
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Like it or not, knowing how to make use of online tools without being overloaded with too much information is an essential ingredient to personal success in the twenty-first century. But how can we use digital media so that they make us empowered participants rather than passive receivers, grounded, well-rounded people rather than multitasking basket cases? In Net Smart, cyberculture expert Howard Rheingold shows us how to use social media intelligently, humanely, and, above all, mindfully. Mindful use of digital media means thinking about what we are doing, cultivating an ongoing inner inquiry into how we want to spend our time. Rheingold outlines five fundamental digital literacies, online skills that will help us do this: attention, participation, collaboration, critical consumption of information (or "crap detection"), and network smarts. He explains how attention works, and how we can use our attention to focus on the tiny relevant portion of the incoming tsunami of information. He describes the quality of participation that empowers the best of the bloggers, netizens, tweeters, and other online community participants; he examines how successful online collaborative enterprises contribute new knowledge to the world in new ways; and he teaches us a lesson on networks and network building. Rheingold points out that there is a bigger social issue at work in digital literacy, one that goes beyond personal empowerment. If we combine our individual efforts wisely, it could produce a more thoughtful society: countless small acts like publishing a Web page or sharing a link could add up to a public good that enriches everybody
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
302.23/1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HM851
LC item number
.R52 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Net smart : how to thrive online, Howard Rheingold ; drawings by Anthony Weeks
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Why you need digital know-how, why we all need it -- Attention! Why and how to control your mind's most powerful instrument -- Crap detection 101: how to find what you need to know, and how to decide if it's true -- Participation power -- Social-digital know-how: the arts and sciences of collective intelligence -- Social has a shape: why networks matter -- How (using) the Web (mindfully) can make you smarter
Control code
ocn780444621
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (322 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781280498992
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
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Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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.b34909977
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)780444621
  • jstor0262301490

Library Locations

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