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Where Culture and Non-Fiction Come Together.


Terms of Service, by Jacob Silverman

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram—social networking has grown into a staple of modern society and its impact on our lives is greater than we realize. Terms of Service crystallizes this moment in technology and contemplates its implications: the identity-validating pleasures and perils of online visibility; the view of daily life through the lens of what is share-worthy; and the surveillance utilized by social media platforms to mine our personal data for advertising revenue, an invasion of our lives that is as pervasive as government spying. Jacob Silverman debuts with a deep and disquieting plunge into digital culture with ideas about needed policy changes and warnings of the future continued citizen inaction could create.