Net locality : why location matters in a networked world / Eric Gordon and Adriana de Souza e Silva.Material type: TextPublication details: Chichester, West Sussex, U.K. ; Malden, Mass. : Wiley-Blackwell, 2011. Description: 1 online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781444340648; 1444340646Subject(s): Digital communications | Integrated services digital networks | Wireless communication systems | World Wide Web | Internet -- Technological innovations | Digital communications -- Social aspects | COMPUTERS -- Networking -- Intranets & Extranets | COMPUTERS -- Web -- General | Digital communications | Digital communications -- Social aspects | Integrated services digital networks | Internet -- Technological innovations | Wireless communication systems | World Wide Web | Sociale media | Internet | Sociale aspectenGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Net localityDDC classification: 004.67/8 LOC classification: TK5103.75 | .G675 2011ebOther classification: 05.38 Online resources: Wiley Online Library
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Includes bibliographical references.
Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Dedication; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Net Locality; Organizing the Web; Location Awareness; Reading the Book; References; Chapter 1: Maps; Mapping Social Information; GIS: Converging Maps and Computers; Web GIS; Net Locality; Is the World Too Much With Us?; References; Chapter 2: Mobile Annotations; Locating Devices; Attaching Information to Location; Tracing and Mapping Locations; Mobile Annotation; Location Awareness Goes Mainstream; Location is Everywhere; References; Chapter 3: Social Networks and Games; Digital Connection in Physical Spaces.
The first book to provide an introduction to the new theory of Net Locality and the profound effect on individuals and societies when everything is located or locatable. Describes net locality as an emerging form of location awareness central to all aspects of digital media, from mobile phones, to Google Maps, to location-based social networks and games, such as Foursquare and facebook. Warns of the threats these technologies, such as data surveillance, present to our sense of privacy, while also outlining the opportunities for pro-social developments.<li.