This innovative title looks at the history of the Web from its early roots in the research projects of the US government to the interactive online world we know and use today. Fully illustrated with i..
For more than thirty years Nicholas Lee worked as a cameraman on 60 Minutes, Australia's most-respected and most-watched current affairs program, alongside Ray Martin, George Negus, Ian Leslie, Richar..
ALL YOUR FRIENDS LIKE THIS is all about the great media power shift from traditional media to readers: what we 'share' drives and creates the news. How do you get your news? Chances are, if you're an..
Attention merchant: an industrial-scale harvester of human attention. A firm whose business model is the mass capture of attention for resale to advertisers. In nearly every moment of our waking lives..
At the age of 82, as Breaking News begins, Rupert Murdoch is divorcing his third wife Wendi Deng and gearing up for the toughest challenge of his life: to hand his empire on to his children. But some ..
Not so long ago the internet was a new and alien concept. Today, the world would collapse without it. Today, cryptocurrency is a new and little-used concept. Tomorrow, will the world collapse without ..
Beyond the familiar online world that most of us inhabit lies a vast network of sites, communities and cultures where freedom is pushed to its limits. A world that is as creative and complex as it is ..
The online world most of us inhabit represents only a small fraction of the internet. Beyond Google and commercial web browsers lies a parallel universe, a 'deep web' twenty-five times larger than the..
Lay-offs. Online convergence. A mass of content and noise. Citizen journalists, clickbait and PR. Digital platforms. Political influence. Mainstream media. Funding. Regulations...There are many factor..
Tucked between Tibet and India in the Himalayas, the kingdom of Bhutan is one of the most isolated and beautiful countries in the world. In The Dragon's Voice Australian journalist Bunty Avieson provi..
Soon enough, nobody will remember life before the Internet. What does this unavoidable fact mean? Those of us who have lived both with and without the crowded connectivity of online life have a rare o..
What is the true human cost of the war in Afghanistan? What are the real effects of the austerity measure? And how did the London riots spread so quickly? "Facts are Sacred", the "Guardian's" award-wi..
An award-winning reporter exposes falsehood, distortion and propaganda in the global media. WARNING! Are newspapers seriously damaging your insight? Does what you read every day contain lies, PR, prop..
In The Glass Cage, leading commentator on technology and culture Nicholas Carr exposes our profound dependence on digital automation to make our most important decisions and the radical effects this i..
In The Glass Cage, Pulitzer Prize nominee and bestselling author Nicholas Carr shows how the most important decisions of our lives are now being made by machines and the radical effect this is having ..
In our current screen-saturated culture, we take in more information through visual means than at any point in history. The computers and smart phones that constantly flood us with images do more than..
Award-winning journalist Nick Davies spent more than six years uncovering the truth about the crimes at the News of the World. Hack Attack is the definitive, inside story of the whole scandal. This b..
Here is the ultimate book on the worldwide movement of hackers, pranksters, and activists that operates under the non-name Anonymous, by the writer the "Huffington Post "says "knows all of Anonymous' ..
How does anonymity enable free speech - and how is it a threat? 'I think anonymity on the internet has to go away,' famously said by Randi Zuckerburg (sister of Mark), has become the policy for some, ..
What's the point of knowing anything when facts are so easy to look up? Just reach for your computer, tablet or mobile and ask the sky. We're living in the golden age of rational ignorance where more ..
Welcome to Human 3.0. Life for early humans wasn't easy. They may have been able to walk on two feet and create tools 4 million years ago, but they couldn't remember or communicate. Fortunately, peopl..
INTERCEPT is the previously untold - and previously highly classified - story of the melding of technology and espionage. Gordon Corera's compelling narrative, rich with historical details and charact..
"In this sharp and witty book, long-time Silicon Valley observer and author Andrew Keen argues that, on balance, the Internet has had a disastrous impact on all our lives. By tracing the history of th..
An incisive, hard-hitting and utterly compelling expose of media, powerful mates and multimillion-dollar deals, Killing Fairfax tells the inside story of the decline of hallowed media company Fairfax,..
Just as Susan Sontag did for photography and Marshall McLuhan did for television, Virginia Heffernan (called one of the best living writers of English prose ) reveals the logic and aesthetics behind t..
As editor-in-chief of The Australian Chris Mitchell ran the largest stable of journalists with the largest editorial budget in the country for over a dozen years. In this humorous and revealing book h..
Every reporter knows the first rule of journalism: never betray your source. But what if your source turns out to be unworthy of your silence? What if it's your source who betrays you? The Messenger i..
Thanks to recent advances in technology, prediction models for individual behaviour grow more sophisticated by the day. Whether you'll marry, commit a crime or fall victim to one or contract a disease..
Alain de Botton explores our relationship with 'the news' in this book full of his trademark wit and wisdom. Following on from his bestselling Religion for Atheists, Alain de Botton turns now to look ..
A fearless, passionate veteran reporter of conflicts from around the world, Sunday Times journalist Marie Colvin was killed in February 2012, covering the uprising in Syria from the besieged city of H..
Preeminent author and researcher Sherry Turkle has been studying digital culture for over thirty years. Long an enthusiast for its possibilities, here she investigates a troubling consequence: that we..
In 2012, Jon Ronson's online identity was stolen. Jon publicly confronted the imposters, a trio of academics who had created a Jon Ronson Twitter bot obsessed by unlikely food combinations and weird s..
From the Sunday Times top ten bestselling author of The Psychopath Test, a captivating and brilliant exploration of one of our world's most underappreciated forces: shame. 'It's about the terror, isn..
Spinfluence will appeal to crooked politicians, media manipulators and corporate big-wigs alike, in fact anyone interested in how to exploit people for profit or power. Covering fun techniques and ta..
There is a story that no one in the media seems to be willing to tell. It is one in which many journalists have a vested interest: the death of newspapers, traditionally the form known to break the bi..
Our gadgets are getting smarter. Technology can log what we buy, customize what we consume and enable us to save and share every aspect of our existence. In the future, we're told, it will even make p..
Racked by public distrust, cowed by government surveillance and powerful corporations, the mainstream media is in crisis. Newspapers which flourished for centuries and TV networks that once ruled the ..
Our memory gives the human species a unique evolutionary advantage. Our stories, ideas, and innovations--in a word, our "culture"--can be recorded and passed on to future generations. Our enduring cul..