Friday, May 30, 2014

Nicole Hennig, from her newsletter Mobile Apps News, May 29, 2014, says:
If you haven’t had a chance to read
this new book yet, I recommend it.

It’s Complicated: the Social Lives of Networked Teens by danah boyd.

It’s an interesting read, especially if you care about the ability of teenagers to become thoughtful, engaged citizens of cyberspace.

To make it easier to spread the word, she has posted a free PDF version of the book, which you can download here:
http://www.danah.org/books/ItsComplicated.pdf

All the buying options are listed on this page:
http://www.danah.org/itscomplicated/

Chapters in the book, published by Yale University, include:
identity
why do teens seem strange online?
privacy
why do youth share so publicly?
addiction
what makes teens obsessed with social media?
danger
are sexual predators lurking everywhere?
bullying
is social media amplifying meanness and cruelty?
inequality
can social media resolve social divisions?
literacy
are today’s youth digital natives?
...and
searching for a public of their own


Nicole's new book is Best Apps for Academics - the ebook she co-authored with Pam Nicholas of MIT. She also says, "Please share this newsletter with your friends who might be interested. They can sign up here:
http://nicolehennig.com/mobile-apps-news/

Follow @nic221 I tweet about libraries, mobile web, apps, ebooks, and emerging technologies."

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