LaGuardia Library Book of the Week: Net Smart: How to Thrive Online
Net Smart: How to Thrive Online by Howard Rheingold
"Prominent technology writer and critic Rheingold (Smart Mobs: The Next Social Revolution), who in 1993 coined the term "virtual community," here examines the impact of our increasingly Internet-centric society on the individual.
While books like Nicholas Carr's The Shallows and Jaron Lanier's You Are Not a Gadget warn of the Internet's negative long-term effects, Rheingold (though he agrees there are potential problems) argues that mindfulness--or users taking control over and applying critical thinking to how technology is used—can make our increasing use of digital media a positive change.
Hoover, Rachel. "Net Smart: How To Thrive Online." Library Journal 137.5 (2012): 130. Academic Search Complete. Web. 15 Apr. 2013.
- This book will be shelved in the at HM851 .R52 2012 with other books on sociology and social change once it is not a "new book."
- The Shallows is shelved at QP360 .C3667 2010 with books on neurophysiology and neuropsychology.
- You Are Not a Gadget is available from other CUNY libraries. Ask a librarian if you need help finding these or other books."