Jeff Jarvis has written a rhetorically tight, logically sound, and presentably quotable speech on the importance of publicness in modernity. I say speech specifically as the presentation is more persuasive than scholarly and argument is more woven than partitioned. The debate style was very continental, constantly invoking previous scholars work but without the analytically rigorous support that I would have liked. Large numbers are presented as facts provided by Internet notables rather than as the result of studies and I would have trouble trying to use the content here for more than just dinner party conversation.
Finally, the content is very now-focused. This book is neither timeless nor kind to those who've not paid attention to recent news. A better title may have been "Privacy in the Second Decade of the 21st Century".
Jeff Jarvis is an advocate for publicness. In this work he does a great job of discussing the ideas of publicness and privateness. Jarvis has convinced me to be more public in my classroom.
Easy to listen, well written, and very frank.
How something you thought was uniquely embarrassing turns out to be common. We are all humans with issues. When the author finds out there are a lot of people with his issue.
The author talks about his experience in a very honest way.
It's all in your mind
When you are the only one you know with an issue that you think is embarassing you may be hesitant to tell everyone. The Internet is liberating, because out of millions of people you'll find out there are others, many others, just like you, so what are you afraid of?
An interesting argument against privacy and about the benefits of openness, shown as the other side of the debate about being online.
the author triggered a new way of thinking about what is public and private
there are many, during blogging you should not delete but crossed out
that I wondering about whether or not, I should be open about my genes
before reading this book I did not really know what transparency look like in daily practice
read the book and make new friends
As an English teacher who spends a lot of time looking at changes in information flows and changing social and/or cultural values as a result of new media, this was a particularly interesting and sometimes thought-provoking read.
What I enjoy the most is the way Jeff Jarvis challenges readers to think twice about assumptions they make with regard to old-world concepts such as privacy. Forcing you to consider just one side of the discussion. The one usually put forward by a generation whose basic truths are to some extent being turned on their head.
Jarvis' openness in discussing his own mistaken insights in the past is refreshing, and allows us to get used what it is he's talking about. And for anyone who enjoys this book, the next logical step might be start following his blog.
It ranks pretty high.
What would google do? is the first book from the author.
It's important to look at the positives and negatives of publicness and privacy in the digital age.
I love how this book made me think about how i perceive Public on the Internet.
Publicness is not evil. No one is out to get you, and being more public can actually have more benefit than harm if done with just a little thought.
Tell us about yourself!
This book is a pleasure to listen to and I especially enjoyed it since I am a fan of his on twit.tv. I am on my second listen since the first listen was so good. He is articulate, knowledgeable, compassionate, and courageous.
If you want a motivational story, tech testament, and a richness of experiences I would recommend this book. We need more people in the world like Jeff Jarvis.