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Perspectives in Digital Literacy

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In theory, ... absolutely everything was available to him, but that only meant that it was more or less impossible to find whatever it was you were looking for, which is the purpose of computers.

-Terry Pratchett, The Last Continent.

Contents[edit | edit source]

I. Introduction for Contributors

II. Introduction for Readers: What is Digital Literacy?

III. The Internet and the World-Wide Web: History, Evolution, and Values

IV. Digital Literacy Topics

"Misuse of Smartphones: A Device Meant for Connection Slowly Isolating Society"
Algorithms, Artificial Intelligence, and Machine Learning
"The Beauty Algorithm: The New Tool of Manipulation"
Cybercrime and Cybersecurity
Digital Divide
Digital Labor
"Waiting for 'The Great Awakening': QAnon as the Mother of All Conspiracy Theories"
"The Fake News Effect: The Impact of COVID-19 on 5G"
Filter Bubbles
Humane Tech Design
Net Neutrality
"More Than a Number: China’s Social Crediting System Comes with Inherent Bias"
Open Culture
Social Media
"Digital Cult: Is Online Dating Making You Socially Awkward?"

V. Contributors