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Title Facebook and philosophy : what's on your mind? / edited by D.E. Wittkower.
Imprint Chicago : Open Court, [2010]

Series Popular culture and philosophy ; v. 50
Popular culture and philosophy ; v. 50.
Subject Facebook (Electronic resource)
Online social networks.
Internet -- Social aspects.
Alt Name Wittkower, D. E., 1977-
Description 1 online resource (xxxvii, 285 pages) : illustrations.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents A reply to facebook critics / D.E. Wittkower -- Who uses facebook and why? / Homero Gil de Zúñiga and Sebastián Valenzuela -- The privacy virus / James Grimmelmann -- It's like talking to a wall / Graham Meikle -- Ian became a fan of Marshal McLuhan on facebook and suggested you become a fan too / Ian Bogost -- With friends like these, who needs enemies? / Elizabeth Losh -- Profile picture, right here, right now / Jeremy Sarachan -- You can't front on facebook / Mimi Marinucci -- Why I am not a friend / Mariam Thalos -- Playing around with identity / Tamara Wandel and Anthony Beavers -- Spectacle 2.0? / Rune Vejby and D.E. Wittkower -- Why can't we be virtual friends? / Craig Condella -- The friendship that makes no demands / Matthew Tedesco -- Care ethics, friendship, and facebook / Maurice Hamington -- What are friends for? / Chris Bloor -- Dear facebook / Adam Briggle -- Gossip and the evolution of facebook / Margaret A. Cuonzo -- Facebook as an excess of seeing / M. Deanya Lattimore -- Do status updates have any value? / Abrol Fairweather and Jodi Halpern -- Gatekeeper, moderator, synthesizer / Michael V. Butera -- Facebook, surveillance, and power / Waddick Doyle and Matthew Fraser -- Wall to wall or face to face / Asaf Bar-Tura -- Facebook as playground and factory / Trebor Scholz -- The proles and cons of facebook / Richard Morgan and John Clulow -- Faking it on facebook / Sara Louise Muhr and Michael Pedersen.
Summary This volume is an entertaining, multi-faceted exploration of what Facebook means for us and for our relationships. Facebook is a social networking service and website that launched in 2004. Users may create a personal profile, add other users as friends, and exchange messages, including automatic notifications when they update their profile. Additionally, users may join common interest user groups, organized by workplace, school or college, or other characteristics. With discussions ranging from the nature of friendship and its relationship to "friending," to the (debatable) efficacy of "online activism," this book is a systematic attempt to understand Facebook, also offering perspectives on Twitter and Web 2.0.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780812697209 (electronic bk.)
0812697200 (electronic bk.)
9780812696752 (trade paper ; alk. paper)
0812696751 (trade paper ; alk. paper)
ISBN/ISSN 9786612877377
OCLC # 693762020
Additional Format Print version: Facebook and philosophy. Chicago : Open Court, ©2010 9780812696752 (DLC) 2010024152 (OCoLC)460054495