Rewire

Digital Cosmopolitans in the Age of Connection

by Ethan Zuckerman

Rewire

Hardcover, 312 pages, W W Norton & Co Inc, List Price: $26.95 | purchase

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Discusses the challenges that still need to be met to achieve a truly online global experience, including needed advances in language translation and cross-cultural inspiration which will lead to increased connectivity between people.

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Ethan Zuckerman's book Rewire is about both urban space and cyberspace.

It's an impassioned call to what he calls a "digital cosmopolitanism," in which we all encounter and pay attention to things beyond our own circles and areas of interest online. While the Internet and social media offer more opportunities than ever to be connected, he says, in reality, the websites we peruse and the people in our networks mostly reflect our own interests and values. Instead, Zuckerman

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