Internet Babylon: Secrets, Scandals, and Shocks on the Information Superhighway

Greg Holden

  • 出版商: Apress
  • 出版日期: 2004-03-12
  • 售價: $1,143
  • 貴賓價: 9.5$1,086
  • 語言: 英文
  • 頁數: 352
  • 裝訂: Paperback
  • ISBN: 1590592999
  • ISBN-13: 9781590592991

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Description:

This book looks at the Internet from a sordid and entertaining perspective. The line between truth and fiction is blurred on the Net, just as it is in Hollywood, and so are the scandals involving well-known movie and TV personalities, politicians, and the Internet's own brand of celebrities. The battle between illusion and reality is every bit as intense on the Internet as on the celluloid screen. Going beyond sites that glorify the seamier side to life, Internet Babylon is a guide to the unique sites that appeal to selective sensibilities.

Internet Babylon gives you the ability to live vicariously through and be a participant in extraordinary, even strange, goings-on that you might never otherwise encounter in your day-to-day life. You’ll not only find entertaining and titillating stories that define the rough and wild side of a major force in society that’s still developing, but you’ll also discover the tools you need to be on top of breaking stories and find the news that’s not fit to print.

Table of Contents:

Chapter 1--Family Togetherness in Babylon
Chapter 2--Washed Up in Babylon
Chapter 3--The Babylon Enquirer (Hollywood people)
Chapter 4--Death in Babylon
Chapter 5--Internet as Heaven
Chapter 6--God in Babylon
Chapter 8--Spam and Other E-Mail Follies in Babylon
Chapter 9--Scum, Murder, and Violence in Babylon
Chapter 10--Fanatics in Babylon
Chapter 11--Flakes in Bablon
Chapter 12--Political Subversion in Babylon
Chapter 13--Scandals in Babylon
Chapter 14--Government Secrets in Babylon
Chapter 15--Tongue Lashings in Babylon
Chapter 16--Silliness in Babylon
Chapter 17--Gossip in Babylon
Chapter 18--Internet Legends, Myths, and Come-Ons in Babylon
Chapter 19--Dressing Up Your Home Page—and Yourself
Chapter 20--eCommerce Comedies in Babylon
Chapter 21--But Is It Art?