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Internet Babylon : secrets, scandals, and shocks on the information superhighway / Greg Holden.

Title
Internet Babylon : secrets, scandals, and shocks on the information superhighway / Greg Holden.
Author
Holden, Greg
Publication
Berkeley, CA : Apress, c2004.

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Description
xiii, 472 p. : ill.; 24 cm.
Subject
Internet > Anecdotes
Genre/Form
Anecdotes
Note
  • Includes index.
Processing Action (note)
  • committed to retain
Contents
Part 1 The Rich and (In)Famous 1 -- Chapter 1 Family Values in Babylon 3 -- Family Togetherness, Internet-Style 4 -- Giving Family Members a Voice 13 -- Long-Lost Family Members Get IDed Online 19 -- Home Sweet Home Page 24 -- Point, Click, Order a Child 27 -- Family Stress, Internet-Style 30 -- The Internet Saved My Mind 31 -- Chapter 2 Washed Up in Babylon 35 -- From the Small Screen to the Small Monitor 35 -- From the Public Eye to Public Service 49 -- She Will Survive, in Bigger Form 52 -- What Do You Do After You've Changed the World? 53 -- Chapter 3 The Babylon Enquirer 55 -- Titillating Television Tidbits 55 -- Scandalized Sports Stars 59 -- Tarnishes on the Silver Screen 65 -- Making Waves on the Airwaves 69 -- Sex and Porn and Rock 'n' Roll 71 -- Celebrity Garbage Picking 74 -- Part 2 The Afterlife 77 -- Chapter 4 Unsolved Mysteries in Babylon 79 -- To Catch a Criminal 79 -- Who Was Deep Throat? 84 -- Strange Events 85 -- Mysterious Deaths 90 -- Chapter 5 Death in Babylon 95 -- Documenting the Dead 96 -- Preserving the Dead 102 -- Remembering the Dead 105 -- Embracing Death 110 -- Laughing at Death 115 -- Chapter 6 God in Babylon 119 -- Gods, Saints, Sisters, and Singers 119 -- Places and Ways of E-Worship 129 -- Beliefs That Inspire Disbelief 138 -- Part 3 Bad Boys and Naughty Girls 145 -- Chapter 7 Hackers and Other Internet Heroes 147 -- The White Hats and the "Hacker Ethic" 148 -- Notorious Hacker Exploits 154 -- Now They're on Our Side ... Aren't They? 161 -- Of Cyberpunks and Cyberhavens 164 -- Chapter 8 Spam and Other E-Mail Follies in Babylon 169 -- ... But First, a Word About the "Other" Spam 170 -- Kings and Queens of Spam 172 -- The Best and Worst E-Mail Pitches 176 -- Great Spam E-Mail Hoaxes 183 -- Turning Spam into Art 185 -- Other E-Mail (Mis)Adventures 188 -- Chapter 9 Low-Down, Dirty Scum in Babylon 193 -- Cold-Blooded Killers 193 -- Hate Groups and Terrorists 200 -- Forbidden Images 205 -- Perverts and Child Molesters 209 -- Chapter 10 Flakes and Fanatics in Babylon 213 -- Part 4 Big Brother Is Watching 229 -- Chapter 11 Political Intrigue in Babylon 231 -- Canny Candidates 231 -- Looking for a Few Good Spies 238 -- Wartime Observers 239 -- Politicians, Bores, and Hypocrites 244 -- Chapter 12 Scandals in Babylon 253 -- The "Zippergate" Scandal That Broke Online 253 -- Other Political Scandals 259 -- Chapter 13 Government Secrets in Babylon 269 -- Health and Safety, or the Lack of It 269 -- CIA: Coverage on the Internet Abounds 275 -- Not-So-Secret Government Activities 277 -- Eavesdropping on the President 281 -- Part 5 Did You Hear the One About ...? 285 -- Chapter 14 Tongue Lashings in Babylon 287 -- The Complaint Department: Anger and Protest 287 -- Killed by Corporations 293 -- Just Plain Hate 297 -- Chapter 15 Silliness, Fun, and Games in Babylon 307 -- Of Animals and Computer Keyboards 307 -- Fun with the Nine-to-Five Grind 312 -- The Online Silliness Hall of Fame 313 -- Toilet Humor 324 -- The Search for the End of the Internet 329 -- Simply Pointless Activity 331 -- Chapter 16 Gossip in Babylon 335 -- Love and Sex 335 -- Inside Information 339 -- Politics and Terrorism 344 -- Business and Workplace Rumors 346 -- Chapter 17 Internet Legends, Myths, and Symbols 351 -- Unlikely Heroes 352 -- Foundations of the Internet 361 -- Images Worth a Thousand Data Bits 365 -- Chapter 18 Dressing Up Your Home Page -- and Yourself 375 -- Making a Name-and a Life-for Yourself Online 375 -- Gender Benders and Dresser-Uppers 387 -- Kinky Communities 393 -- Home Page Wreckers 396 -- Part 6 Big (and Not So Big) Business 401 -- Chapter 19 E-Commerce Comedies in Babylon 403 -- Dot-Com Disasters 403 -- eBay Disasters 411 -- Weird and Wacky E-Commerce Hall of Fame 413 -- Laughing All the Way to the Bank 424 -- Chapter 20 But Is It Art? 427 -- Celebs Can't Stop Creating 427 -- Art for Computers 432 -- Projects for Those with Time on Their Hands 436 -- View Digital Displays, If You Dare 441.
ISBN
1590592999 :
Owning Institutions
Harvard Library