Public Parts : How Sharing in the Digital Age Improves the Way We Work and Live

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  • Copyright: 9/27/2011
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster

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A journalist and visionary internet optimist's compelling argument for increased openness online in the digital age.

Author Biography

Jeff Jarvis blogs about media, news, technology, and business at Buzzmachine.com. He is associate professor and director of the Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism at the City University of New York’s Graduate School of Journalism, and lives in the New York area.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Ages of Publicnessp. 1
The Prophet of Publicness: Mark Zuckerbergp. 15
Public Choicesp. 25
Private Germansp. 25
The German Paradoxp. 30
My Public Partsp. 33
My Private Partsp. 38
The Benefits of Publicnessp. 43
Publicnessp. 43
Builds Relationshipsp. 43
Disarms Strangersp. 46
Enables Collaborationp. 47
Unleashes the Wisdom (and Generosity) of the Crowdp. 49
Defuses the Myth of Perfectionp. 53
Neutralizes Stigmasp. 55
Grants Immortality... or at Least Creditp. 56
Organizes Usp. 58
Protects Usp. 60
A History of the Private and the Publicp. 63
Fiendish kodakersp. 63
Technology Fearsp. 66
The Making of the Modern Publicp. 69
The Public Spherep. 73
The Public Pressp. 79
Gutenberg's-and God's-Giftp. 79
The Making-and Unmaking-of Mass Mediap. 87
What Is Privacy?p. 93
How Do You Define Privacy?p. 93
How Do We Protect Privacy?p. 102
The Ethics of Privacy and Publicnessp. 110
How Public Are We?p. 115
We Have Met the Public, and They Are Usp. 115
How Public Is Too Public?p. 118
Oversharingp. 123
The Public Youp. 127
Identity and Reputationp. 127
Public Advicep. 131
The Sharing Industryp. 137
The Public Economyp. 137
Evan Williams: Blogger and Twitterp. 139
Dennis Crowley: Dodgeball and Foursquarep. 147
Philip Kaplan: Blippyp. 152
Josh Harris: We Live in Public and Wired Cityp. 157
The Radically Public Companyp. 163
Imaginep. 163
Open-and-Shut Case Studiesp. 166
By the Peoplep. 193
Killing Secrecyp. 193
Beyond Opennessp. 198
The New Worldp. 207
Who Will Protect Publicness?p. 207
Principles of Publicnessp. 215
Acknowledgmentsp. 219
Notesp. 221
Bibliographyp. 243
Indexp. 249
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