Digital Cosmopolitans: Why We Think the Internet Connects Us, Why It Doesn't, and How to Rewire It

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“One of our most important books on globalization.” ―Steve O’Keefe, New York Journal of Books

The enormous scope of the Internet can lead us to assume that as the online community grows, our world grows smaller and more cosmopolitan. In Digital Cosmopolitans, Ethan Zuckerman explains why the technological ability to communicate with someone does not guarantee human interaction or the healthy exchange of information and ideas. Combining the latest psychological and sociological research with current trends both online and off, Digital Cosmopolitans highlights the challenges we face and the headway being made in creating a world that is truly connected.

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Ethan Zuckerman is the director of the MIT Center for Civic Media. A media scholar, Internet activist, and blogger, he lives in Lanesboro, Massachusetts.

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“Zuckerman takes us on a journey that explores how even in our hyper-modern, overconnected, crazy-fast world, we need to take extra steps to make sure we’re exploring people, places, and stories around us.”
- Cyrus Farivar, Ars Technica

“[A] patient, thoughtful rebuttal to the widespread embrace of the Internet as a facilitator of global understanding.”
- Astra Taylor, Bookforum

“Starred review. Fascinating and powerful. . . . Zuckerman’s imaginative and inventive reflections offer a resourceful guide to living a connected life with intention and insight.”
- Publishers Weekly

“Ethan Zuckerman is a true cosmopolitan, a citizen of the universe. . . . He describes how our new communications tools allow us to take part in a truly global conversation and why almost none of us actually take advantage of that opportunity.”
- Clay Shirky, author of Cognitive Surplus and Here Comes Everybody

“A rich tapestry of stories, data, and theories . . . challenges many of our core assumptions about globalization and connectedness and how the Internet affects us. It is a book well worth reading.”
- Yochai Benkler, author of The Penguin and the Leviathan and The Wealth of Networks

“No one is in a better position than MIT and Harvard’s Ethan Zuckerman to confront the Internet’s failure to connect us across cultures. . . .  An essential and urgent read.”
- David Weinberger, author of Too Big to Know

“Ethan Zuckerman is the real deal, a thinker and activist brilliantly connected to what’s really happening on the Internet on a genuinely global basis.”
- Craig Newmark, founder, craigslist and craigconnects

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