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Updating to Remain the Same - Habitual New Media

Author
Wendy Hui Kyong Chun
Publisher / Label
Mit Press
Country
USA
Language
English
Publication year
2016
Type of publication
Book
Number of pages
264
ISBN
9780262034494

Index

Contents

Preface: The Wonderful Creepiness of New Media ix
Acknowledgments xiii

Introduction: Habitual New Media, or Updating to Remain (Close to) the
Same 1
I nterlude: THEY→YOU 21

Part I: Imagined Networks, Glocal Connections 25

Always Searching, Never Finding 29
1 Habitual Connections, or Network Maps: Belatedly Too Early 39
Habit + Crisis = Update 63
2 Crisis, Crisis, Crisis, or The Temporality of Networks 69

Part II: Privately Public: The Internet's Perverse Subjects 93

The Friend of My Friend Is My Enemy (and Thus My Friend) 97
3 The Leakiness of Friends, or Think Different Like Me 103
I Never Remember; YOUs Never Forget 129
4 Inhabiting Writing: Against the Epistemology of Outing 135

Reality ≠ Truth 167
Conclusion: Found Habituation 171

Appendix: Selection of Comments Posted to Amanda Todd's Video
(September 12, 2013) 175
Notes 181
Bibliography 219
Index 237