Examines the development and amazing growth of online social networking. Briefly explains the basic technology, and examines how it has affected politics, activism, charity, business, advertising, and science. Explores the emerging problems of identity theft, privacy issues, sexual predators, cyber-bullying, and fraud; and provides an overview of future trends and related technological advancements.
"Like all volumes in Lucent?s Technology 360 series, the content appeals to tech-y students with crisp, colorful graphics and pithy writing, but it is also an approachable beginning text for less technologically-savvy readers. An important update for collections as online networking and related topics are ripe for social issues research assignments. Recommended for school libraries."
--Reference Unbound, October, 2010
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