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Author Miller, Richard E. (Richard Earl), 1961- author.

Title On the end of privacy : dissolving boundaries in a screen-centric world / Richard E. Miller
Published Pittsburgh, Pa : University of Pittsburgh Press, [2019]


Description 1 online resource
Series Composition, literacy, and culture
Pittsburgh series in composition, literacy, and culture.
Contents On chance, distraction, and the prepared mind -- On the persistence of the digital past -- On willful ignorance -- On the private pleasures of looking -- On getting caught in the act -- On the mundanity of cruelty -- On virtual communities and embodied realities -- On viewing parties -- On suicide -- On bullies, bullying, and fault-finding -- On guilt -- On meaningfulness -- Coda: On already out-of-date updates -- Biography by chapter -- Index
Summary In preparation for this book, and to better understand our screen-based, digital world, Miller only accessed information online for seven years. On the End of Privacy explores how literacy is transformed by online technology that lets us instantly publish anything that we can see or hear. Miller examines the 2010 suicide of Tyler Clementi, a young college student who jumped off the George Washington Bridge after he discovered that his roommate spied on him via webcam. With access to the text messages, tweets, and chatroom posts of those directly involved in this tragedy, Miller asks: why did no one intervene to stop the spying? Searching for an answer to that question leads Miller to online porn sites, the invention of Facebook, the court-martial of Chelsea Manning, the contents of Hillary Clinton's email server, Anthony Weiner's sexted images, Chatroulette, and more as he maps out the changing norms governing privacy in the digital age
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, March 1, 2019)
Subject Clementi, Tyler
Information society -- United States
Information technology -- Social aspects -- United States
Information society
Information technology -- Social aspects
United States
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780822986515