Using Alfred Hitchcock's iconic film Vertigo as a metaphor for the fabric of lies we are being sold, Keen demonstrates the chilling triumph of the digital inspection house in our daily lives. The tragic paradox of life in the social media age, Keen says, is the incompatibility between our internet longings for community and friendship and our equally powerful desire for online individual freedom. By exposing the shallow core of social networks and our increasing captivity to Big Data, Andrew Keen shows us that the more electronically connected we become, the lonelier and less powerful we become too. Digital Vertigo offers a compelling answer to the pervasive digital utilitarianism of our age.
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By Semiosis on 18-06-2012
After this you will stop posting on social media
I am working with social media - and this book has changed my mind about a lot of things. Andrew Keen has a compelling argument why social media is changing society and humanity - and how the extreme transparency is contradictory to what we really need. Privacy is the right to be left alone, we just forgot it along the way.
After Digital Vertigo I am starting to enjoy my privacy.
Great narration by the author
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By Maverick Reviewer on 05-11-2015
Not the most coherent
Overall the book was good but it seemed to ramble some in the later chapters and I struggled to keep up with what the author was trying to get across.