Net Locality: Why Location Matters in a Networked World

Adriana Araujo de Souza e Silva, Eric Gordon

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    Provides an introduction to the new theory of Net Locality and the profound effect on individuals and societies when everything is located or locatable.

    Describes net locality as an emerging form of location awareness central to all aspects of digital media, from mobile phones, to Google Maps, to location-based social networks and games, such as Foursquare and facebook.
    Warns of the threats these technologies, such as data surveillance, present to our sense of privacy, while also outlining the opportunities for pro-social developments.
    Provides a theory of the web in the context of the history of emerging technologies, from GeoCities to GPS, Wi-Fi, Wiki Me, and Google Android.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationBoston, USA
    PublisherBlackwell Publishing
    Number of pages200
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4051-8060-3
    Publication statusPublished - Apr 2011


    • Net Locality
    • Location Awareness
    • Digital Media
    • Data Surveillance
    • Emerging Technologies


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