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Author Vaidhyanathan, Siva.

Title The Googlization of everything : (and why we should worry) / Siva Vaidhyanathan
Published Berkeley : University of California Press, [2011]
©2011

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Description xiv, 265 pages ; 24 cm
regular print
Contents Introduction: the gospel of Google -- "Render unto Caesar": how Google came to rule the web -- Google's ways and means: faith in aptitude and technology -- The Googlization of us: universal surveillance and infrastructural imperialism -- The Googlization of the world: prospects for a global public sphere -- The Googlization of knowledge: the future of books -- The Googlization of memory: information overload, filters and the fracturing of knowledge -- Conclusion: the human knowledge project
Summary In the beginning, the World Wide Web was exciting and open to the point of anarchy, a vast and intimidating repository of unindexed confusion. Into this creative chaos came Google with its dazzling mission: "To organize the world's information and make it universally accessible", and its much quoted motto, "Don't be Evil." In this book, the author examines the ways we have used and embraced Google, and the growing resistance to its expansion across the globe. He exposes the dark side of our Google fantasies, raising red flags about issues of intellectual property and the much touted Google Book Search. He assesses Google's global impact, particularly in China, and explains the insidious effect of Googlization on the way we think. Finally, he proposes the construction of an Internet ecosystem designed to benefit the whole world and keep one brilliant and powerful company from falling into the "evil" it pledged to avoid
Analysis Information industry
Internet
Overseas item
Search engines
Social impact
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-255) and index
Subject Google (Firm)
Internet industry -- Social aspects.
Internet industry.
Internet -- Social aspects.
Author Vaidhyanathan, Siva.
LC no. 2010027772
ISBN 0520258827
0520272897
0520948696
9780520258822
9780520272897
9780520948693