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I got bored with this book and gave up after a few chapters.
It has good objectives, the overall thrust is fine, but in the end it goes round and round in circles.
I was looking forward to reading this book, sold as a study into the "evils" of the internet but after about 50 pages I had to stop as I was absolutely bored out of my brain! Read morePublished 17 months ago by Mr. George Johnson
Morozov gives an excellent and thoughtful critique of much of the mainstream thinking around the internet and it's relationship to societal change. Read morePublished 20 months ago by E Lanscombe
Dunks a much needed, well-reasoned, and well-researched bucket of cold-water over "Internet-centrists" and "cyber-utopians" (cyber-utopianism is a "naïve belief in the emancipatory... Read morePublished on 14 Dec. 2012 by Abhinav Agarwal
Teenagers have grown up with the internet and all the ways we access it, including the now almost ubiquitous smartphones. Read morePublished on 27 May 2012 by David B
The basic premise is that the Internet does not on it's own bring democracy and that current claims are overblown. Read morePublished on 22 April 2012 by R. Oliver
A cogent and interestingly argued book from someone who knows what he's talking about and who is well aware of the potentially greater benefits of the internet to dictatorships and... Read morePublished on 16 Mar. 2012 by chinhealer