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The Digital Divide - Writings for and Against Facebook, Youtube, Texting, and the Age of Social Networking

Mark Bauerlein

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Twitter, Facebook, e-publishing, blogs, distance-learning and other social media raise some of the most divisive cultural questions of our time. Some see the technological breakthroughs we live with as hopeful and democratic new steps in education, information gathering, and human progress. But others are deeply concerned by the eroding of civility online, declining reading habits, withering attention spans, and the treacherous effects of 24/7 peer pressure on our young. With The Dumbest Generation, Mark Bauerlein emerged as the foremost voice against the development of an overwhelming digital social culture. But The Digital Divide doesn't take sides. Framing the discussion so that leading voices from across the spectrum, supporters and detractors alike, have the opportunity to weigh in on the profound issues raised by the new media-from questions of reading skills and attention span, to cyber-bullying and the digital playground-Bauerlein's new book takes the debate to a higher ground. The book includes essays by Steven Johnson, Nicholas Carr, Don Tapscott, Douglas Rushkoff, Maggie Jackson, Clay Shirky, Todd Gitlin, and many more. Though these pieces have been previously published, the organization of The Digital Divide gives them freshness and new relevancy, making them part of a single document listeners can use to truly get a handle on online privacy, the perils of a plugged-in childhood, and other technology-related hot topics. Rather than dividing the book into "pro" and "con" sections, the essays are arranged by subject-"The Brain, the Senses," "Learning in and out of the Classroom," "Social and Personal Life," "The Millennials," "The Fate of Culture," and "The Human (and Political) Impact." Bauerlein incorporates a short headnote and a capsule bio about each contributor, as well as relevant contextual information about the source of the selection. Bauerlein also provides a new introduction that traces the development of the debate, from the initial Digital Age zeal, to a wave of skepticism, and to a th

Language:

English

Narrators:

Xe Sands, Peter Berkrot

Length:

10h 34m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

17:54


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

18:39


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

19:47


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

14:53


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

06:06


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

11:37


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

13:11


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

18:41


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

27:59


Part 1, Chapter 9
Part 1, Chapter 9

42:23


Part 2, Chapter 10
Part 2, Chapter 10

20:40


Part 2, Chapter 11
Part 2, Chapter 11

07:09


Part 2, Chapter 12
Part 2, Chapter 12

23:14


Part 2, Chapter 13
Part 2, Chapter 13

04:45


Part 2, Chapter 14
Part 2, Chapter 14

54:48


Part 2, Chapter 15
Part 2, Chapter 15

10:58


Part 2, Chapter 16
Part 2, Chapter 16

10:54


Part 2, Chapter 17
Part 2, Chapter 17

33:49


Part 2, Chapter 18
Part 2, Chapter 18

30:13


Part 3, Chapter 19
Part 3, Chapter 19

16:23


Part 3, Chapter 20
Part 3, Chapter 20

27:13


Part 3, Chapter 21
Part 3, Chapter 21

23:59


Part 3, Chapter 22
Part 3, Chapter 22

16:14


Part 3, Chapter 23
Part 3, Chapter 23

41:49


Part 3, Chapter 24
Part 3, Chapter 24

40:37


Part 3, Chapter 25
Part 3, Chapter 25

21:21


Part 3, Chapter 26
Part 3, Chapter 26

24:35


Part 3, Chapter 27
Part 3, Chapter 27

33:55


Part 3, Chapter 28
Part 3, Chapter 28

00:24