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Author Cellan-Jones, Rory, author.

Title Always on : hope and fear in the social smartphone era / Rory Cellan-Jones.

Publication Info. London ; New York : Bloomsbury Continuum, 2021.


Location Call No. Status
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  303.4833 CELLAN-JONES    Check Shelf
Description 295 pages ; 25 cm
Contents Prologue -- Part I. Revolutionary times. 'We're going to make some history here today' -- The smartphone revolution -- Facepack: the rise of social media -- Raspberry Pi: can Britain build a computer? -- The end of the human race? -- Elon Musk and the triumph of tech -- Part II. Things fall apart. The woes of the web -- Always on -- Spinners, hacks and Hype -- Crypto craziness -- Part III. Tech in a global health crisis. The pandemic arrives -- The app that could tame COVID -- Fake news, 5G and the virus.
Summary The principal technology correspondent for the BBC recounts the history of the smartphone and discusses its impact on the way this powerful technology ushered in a revolution in the way people live and work, including its dark side.
Note Includes index.
Subject Smartphones -- Social aspects.
Social media.
Online social networks.
Mobile computing -- Social aspects.
Online social networks. (OCoLC)fst01741311
Social media. (OCoLC)fst01741098
Other Form: ebook version : 9781472981172
ISBN 9781472981196 (hardcover)
1472981197 (hardcover)
9781472992277 (paperback)
147299227X (paperback)
9781472981172 (ePub ebook)
9781472981189 (PDF ebook)
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