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The Resource Reading the comments : likers, haters, and manipulators at the bottom of the Web, Joseph M. Reagle, Jr

Reading the comments : likers, haters, and manipulators at the bottom of the Web, Joseph M. Reagle, Jr

Label
Reading the comments : likers, haters, and manipulators at the bottom of the Web
Title
Reading the comments
Title remainder
likers, haters, and manipulators at the bottom of the Web
Statement of responsibility
Joseph M. Reagle, Jr
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Online comment can be informative or misleading, entertaining or maddening. Haters and manipulators often seem to monopolize the conversation. Some comments are off-topic, or even topic-less. In this book, Joseph Reagle urges us to read the comments. Conversations "on the bottom half of the Internet," he argues, can tell us much about human nature and social behavior. Reagle visits communities of Amazon reviewers, fan fiction authors, online learners, scammers, freethinkers, and mean kids. He shows how comment can inform us (through reviews), improve us (through feedback), manipulate us (through fakery), alienate us (through hate), shape us (through social comparison), and perplex us. He finds pre-Internet historical antecedents of online comment in Michelin stars, professional criticism, and the wisdom of crowds. He discusses the techniques of online fakery (distinguishing makers, fakers, and takers), describes the emotional work of receiving and giving feedback, and examines the culture of trolls and haters, bullying, and misogyny. He considers the way comment--a nonstop stream of social quantification and ranking--affects our self-esteem and well-being. And he examines how comment is puzzling--short and asynchronous, these messages can be slap-dash, confusing, amusing, revealing, and weird, shedding context in their passage through the Internet, prompting readers to comment in turn, "WTF?!?"--Publisher's description
Tone
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10484039
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Reagle, Joseph Michael
Dewey number
302.23/12
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Online chat groups
  • Electronic discussion groups
  • Blogs
  • Internet
  • Social Media
  • Kommentar
  • Online-Community
  • Chatten
  • Computerunterstützte Kommunikation
  • Internet
  • Soziologie
  • Chatt
  • Elektroniska diskussionsgrupper
  • Bloggar
  • Internet
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
likers, haters, and manipulators at the bottom of the Web
Label
Reading the comments : likers, haters, and manipulators at the bottom of the Web, Joseph M. Reagle, Jr
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-221) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
1. Comment: the bottom half of the web -- 2. Informed: "I don't know, I gotta get the best one" -- 3. Manipulated: "Which ice cube is the best?" -- 4. Improved: "Be more constructive with your feedback, please" -- 5. Alienated: You fail it! Your skill is not enough! -- 6. Shaped: "Aw shit, I have to update my Twitter" -- 7. Bemused: "WTF!" -- 8. Conclusion: "Commenterrible"?
Control code
ocn891941812
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 228 pages
Isbn
9780262028936
Lccn
2014034220
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40025023735
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)891941812
Label
Reading the comments : likers, haters, and manipulators at the bottom of the Web, Joseph M. Reagle, Jr
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-221) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
1. Comment: the bottom half of the web -- 2. Informed: "I don't know, I gotta get the best one" -- 3. Manipulated: "Which ice cube is the best?" -- 4. Improved: "Be more constructive with your feedback, please" -- 5. Alienated: You fail it! Your skill is not enough! -- 6. Shaped: "Aw shit, I have to update my Twitter" -- 7. Bemused: "WTF!" -- 8. Conclusion: "Commenterrible"?
Control code
ocn891941812
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 228 pages
Isbn
9780262028936
Lccn
2014034220
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40025023735
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)891941812

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