I like my horizons expansive and my details thorough. I enjoy reading about self-improvement, psychology, behavior change, technology, sociology, sci-fi, fantasy, history, cognitive science and other emerging sciences. I have a technology and business background and I'm an active gamer on most platforms available.
I highly recommend this book to everyone. The information shared by Jeff in this book is applicable to everyone on the planet. I feel this book describes the shifting paradigm that is beneath our feed. Many existing institutions are being forced to cope with the way society is changing because of our hyper-connected-ness. The internet not only allows us to share and interact with one another, but it opens new opportunities for us to improve our world and our society.
In addition to the great information in this book, I learned about many great websites that I was unfamiliar with. I started using or visiting some of the sites on a regular basis.
It gave me, relatively new and relatively weary of sharing in public forums like face-book and twitter an insight into what the benefits of such sharing could mean on a global level. It changed the way I look at global internet sharing of data, stories, information and to what degree I think I need to
Most compelling was the way the argument for more openness was presented.
Openness can make the world a better place
I loved listening to it and am thinking of listening to it again, something I don't often do with an audio book.
Jeff Jarvis has written a provocative book that will force us to have a serious conversation about the trade-offs between enhanced privacy rights and
There are some terrific ideas in here worth considering. I don't know if I agree with all of them, but that's often the sign of a good book.
Yes. The author does an excellent job leading the reader through a variety of detailed examples on how the 'publicness' of the internet positively affects society. Jarvis additionally goes into great detail in outlining what appropriate protection of privacy should entail in his view. The detail he provides may provide people who dismiss or fear facebook, twitter or blogs a new perspective on why these tools are so important.
Jarvis' stories about sharing his prostate cancer diagnosis on his blog and all the support and helpful feedback he got from his readers and friends.
No. I like to listen to a chapter at a time.
I have followed Jarvis in the blogosphere for a few years now, he is an incredible writer, his thoughts in the world and how to improve things always gets my gears going. I greatly enjoyed What Would Google Do? And I highly recommend this book
Very extensive thoughts on the current industry and analyzation of the past
Took what he learned with past books/performances and all improvements are brought to the table with this book
How trying to learn from past mistakes is lost on the new frontier
Jeff Jarvis provides some real insight into how the digital age has had an impact on our lives thus far. However, he really gets you thinking about the future. The digital age is too new to know what the impact will be in 50 to 100 years. Public Parts provides some interesting food for thought on the historical perspective of disruptive communication technologies from the past and parallels these with what we might anticipate in a digital future.
Jeff is an interesting guy. I follow him across various media sources and always find his views to be well thought out and compelling, even when I disagree. His book is a view of his thoughts, his views and frankly his world.
Public parts is an excellent counter-argument to the strong privacy advocates surrounding the internet, social networks, facial recognition, and other challenges within today's society. Jarvis presents his points of view in well written, non-emotional (often found in privacy articles) and factual manors, both challenging as well as complementing privacy concerns. He takes the perspectives from many cultures, looking at their history & diving into why different countries are pro or against various elements of the digital age.
As we're constantly bombarded with the negatives of these technologies, Javris' Public Parts is a recommended read to help broaden our understandings & talking points.
PC MD of NC
I think Public Parts is a great read...
The author Jeff Jarvis is a great researcher and he translates the data he finds into a great read. Vast change like that caused by the internet is difficult to put your head around. Jeff has the skill to make this a little easier.
Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell
The Passion in his voice are he reads his text.
The Freedom and Responsibility the 'internet