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            Facebook: The Inside Story

            Facebook: The Inside Story (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Levy, Steven

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            In his sophomore year of college, Mark Zuckerberg created a simple website to serve as a campus social network. But the site caught on like wildfire, and soon students nationwide were on Facebook. Today, Facebook is nearly unrecognizable from Zuckerberg's first, modest iteration.... It has grown into a tech giant, the largest social media platform and one of the most gargantuan companies in the world with over 2.23 billion global users. Love it or hate it, there is no denying the power and omnipresence of Facebook in daily life. And in light of growing scandals surrounding election-influencing 'fake news' accounts, the mining of its users' personal data, and growing discontent with the actions of its founder and CEO, never has the company been more central to the international conversation.
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            ISBN 9780241297940
            Released NZ 3 Mar 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            No Filter: The inside story of how Instagram transformed business, celebrity and our culture

            No Filter: The inside story of how Instagram transformed business, celebrity and our culture (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Frier, Sarah

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            The extraordinary inside story of how Instagram took over the world In April 2012, Facebook spent $715 million buying out a photo app that was less than two years old. Everyone in Silicon Valley thought it was crazy.

            ISBN 9781847942531
            Released NZ 15 Apr 2020
            Publisher Cornerstone
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Sunny Days: The Children's Television Revolution That Changed America
             

            Sunny Days: The Children's Television Revolution That Changed America (Hardback)

            By Kamp, David

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            From bestselling writer David Kamp, the engrossing, behind-the-scenes story of the cultural heroes who created the beloved children's TV programs Sesame Street, The Electric Company, Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, Free to Be...You and Me, and Schoolhouse Rock!--which collectively t...ransformed American childhood for the better, teaching kids about diversity, the ABCs, and feminism through a fun, funky 1970s lens. In 1970, on a soundstage on Manhattan's Upper West Side, a group of men, women, and Muppets of various ages and colors worked doggedly to finish the first season of a children's TV program that was not yet assured a second season: Sesame Street. They were conducting an experiment to see if television could be used to better prepare disadvantaged preschoolers for kindergarten. What they didn't know then was that they were starting a cultural revolution that would affect all American kids. In Sunny Days, bestselling author David Kamp captures the unique political and social moment that gave us not only Sesame Street, but also Fred Rogers's gentle yet brave Mister Rogers' Neighborhood; Marlo Thomas's unabashed gender-politics primer Free to Be...You and Me; Schoolhouse Rock!, an infectious series of educational shorts dreamed up by Madison Avenue admen; and more, including The Electric Company, ZOOM, and Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids. It was a unique time when an uncommon number of media professionals and thought leaders leveraged their influence to help children learn--and, just as notably, a time of unprecedented buy-in from American parents. Kamp conducted rigorous research and interviewed such Sesame Street figures as Joan Ganz Cooney, Lloyd Morrisett, Sonia Manzano, Emilio Delgado, Loretta Long, Bob McGrath, and Frank Oz, along with Free to Be's Marlo Thomas and The Electric Company's Rita Moreno--and in Sunny Days, he explains how these and other like-minded individuals found their way into children's television not for fame or money, but to make a differenc
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            ISBN 9781501137808
            Released NZ 12 May 2020
            Publisher Simon & Schuster
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            Best Actress: The History of Oscar (R)-Winning Women
             

            Best Actress: The History of Oscar (R)-Winning Women (Hardback)

            By Tapert, Stephen; Foreword by Gay, Roxane

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            Ingrid Bergman. Audrey Hepburn. Elizabeth Taylor. Jane Fonda. Meryl Streep. The list of women who have won the coveted and legendary Academy Award for Best Actress is long and varied. Through this illustrious roster we can trace the history of women in Hollywood, from the rise of... Mary Pickford in the early 20th century to the #MeToo and Time's Up movements of today, which have galvanized women across the world to speak out for equal pay, respect, power, and opportunity. This lavishly illustrated coffee table book offers a vital examination of the first 75 women to have won the Best Actress Oscar over the span of 90 years. From inaugural recipient Janet Gaynor to Frances McDormand's 2018 acceptance speech that assertively brought women to the forefront, Best Actress: The History of Oscar-Winning Women serves to promote a new appreciation for the cinematic roles these women won for, as well as the real-life roles many of them played - and still play - in advancing women's rights and equality. Stories range from Bette Davis' groundbreaking battle against the studio system; to the cutting-edge wardrobes of Katharine Hepburn, Diane Keaton and Cher; to the historical significance of Halle Berry's victory; to the awareness raised around sexual violence by the performances of Jodie Foster, Brie Larson, and others. Showcasing a dazzling collection of 200 photographs, many of which have never before been seen or published, Best Actress honors the legacies of these revered and extraordinary women while scrutinizing the roadblocks that they continue to overcome.
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            ISBN 9781978808058
            Released NZ 30 Oct 2019
            Publisher Rutgers University Press
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            Antisocial Media: How Facebook Disconnects Us and Undermines Democracy
             

            Antisocial Media: How Facebook Disconnects Us and Undermines Democracy (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Vaidhyanathan, Siva

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            • Pub Date
              15 Jun 20

            If you wanted to build a machine that would distribute propaganda to millions of people, distract them from important issues, energize hatred and bigotry, erode social trust, undermine respectable journalism, foster doubts about science, and engage in massive surveillance all at ...once, you would make something a lot like Facebook. Of course, none of that was part of the plan. In this fully updated paperback edition of Antisocial Media, Siva Vaidhyanathan explains how Facebook devolved from an innocent social site hacked together by Harvard students into a force that, while it may make personal life just a little more pleasurable, makes democracy a lot more challenging. It's an account of the hubris of good intentions, a missionary spirit, and an ideology that sees computer code as the universal solvent for all human problems. And it's an indictment of how social media has fostered the deterioration of democratic culture around the world, from facilitating Russian meddling in support of Trump's election to the exploitation of the platform by murderous authoritarians in Burma and the Philippines. Both authoritative and trenchant, Antisocial Media shows how Facebook's mission went so wrong.
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            ISBN 9780190056544
            Released NZ 15 Jun 2020
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
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            True or False: A CIA Analyst's Guide to Spotting Fake News
             

            True or False: A CIA Analyst's Guide to Spotting Fake News (Hardback)

            By Otis, Cindy L.

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            A YA Nonfiction book about the history of Fake News and tips for how to spot it --

            ISBN 9781250239495
            Released NZ 27 Aug 2020
            Publisher St Martin's Press
            Interest Age 13+ years
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            Making Radio: A Practical Guide to Working in Radio in the Digital Age
             

            Making Radio: A Practical Guide to Working in Radio in the Digital Age (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 3rd edition)

            By Ahern, Steve

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            ISBN 9781742372075
            Published NZ 1 Mar 2011
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            My Life and Other Stuff That Went Wrong
              

            My Life and Other Stuff That Went Wrong (Paperback)

            By Bancks, Tristan; Illustrated by Gordon, Gus

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            For fans of My Life & Other Stuff I Made Up, more Tom Weekly stories--still truly hilarious, and truly grossWhat if you've read My Life and Other Stuff I Made Up and you need more? What if you want to read about Tom's dog, Bando, smashing a precious vase into a million pieces, or... about Nan's doomed bid to climb Mt. Everest? What if you need to help Tom save his pet rat, Rarnald, from certain destruction, or you want to see Tom's weird body part in his playground freak show? Well, you're in luck. Prepare to cringe.
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            ISBN 9780857980373
            Published NZ 1 Apr 2014
            Publisher Random House
            Interest Age Children
            Series Hoover Institution Press Publication (Hardcover)
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            Delivering Impact with Digital Resources: Planning your strategy in the attention economy
             

            Delivering Impact with Digital Resources: Planning your strategy in the attention economy (Paperback)

            By Tanner, Simon

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            This book investigates how digital values affect our lives provides practical guidance for delivering and sustaining value and impact from digital content.

            ISBN 9781783302512
            Released NZ 28 Feb 2018
            Publisher Facet Publishing
            Interest Age General Audience
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            How to Read a Film: Movies, Media, and Beyond
              

            How to Read a Film: Movies, Media, and Beyond (Paperback, 30th Revised edition)

            By Monaco, James

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            Since its original publication in 1977, this hugely popular book has become the definitive source on film and media. Now, Monaco offers a special anniversary edition of his classic work, featuring a new preface and several new sections.

            ISBN 9780195321050
            Released NZ 12 May 2009
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
            Interest Age 14+ years
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