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Being Virtual Who You Really Are Online

ISBN-10: 0470723629

ISBN-13: 9780470723623

Edition: 2008

Authors: Davey Winder

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Being Virtual provides an exploration of identity in the 21st Century through the online world. Davey Winder looks at virtual friends and real danger in the chat rooms and social spaces of the Web; swapping an average life for something more exciting within the immersive 3D environments of Second Life; dealing with the consequences of being a victim of identity theft; struggling to cope with multiple virtual personality disorder. All of this is seen through the eyes of real people, some loving it, some running into problems. Davey draws from real world media reports and personal interviews, following the impact of virtual identity issues as they apply to different people from different backgrounds, classes and generations.
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Book details

List price: $26.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/5/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 6.00" wide x 7.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.056
Language: English

Preface: New Beginnings
Identity Crisis
Online Tribes
Growing UP Online
Enabling Technologies
With This Click, I Thee Wed
Gender Bending
Age Matters
Being There
Virtual Worlds, Real Lives
Social Networks and Second Lives
Game Over
Addicted to Murder
Rape of an Avatar
The Taboo Busters
Age Play
Logging Off
The Google Effect
Oh My God, They Stole Kenny!
So Who Are We Online?
The Collaborative You
Index