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Author Niedzviecki, Hal, 1971-

Title The peep diaries : how we're learning to love watching ourselves and our neighbors / Hal Niedzviecki.

Imprint San Francisco, CA : City Lights Books, c2009.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    302.24 NIE    Available
Description 296 p. ; 22 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 279-285) and index.
Contents Introducing peep culture -- Becoming a peep (product) person -- Faking the real : everyday secrets and the rise of peep TV -- Breaking the seal : gossip, grooming and the (secret) allure of peep -- Watching the detectives watching the neighbors in the golden age of surveillance -- Escape from the castle : privacy in the age of peep -- Future peep : why no one came to my party and other semi-transparent conclusions.
Summary We have entered the age of "peep culture": a tell-all, show-all, know-all digital phenomenon that is dramatically altering notions of privacy, individuality, security, and even humanity. Peep culture is reality TV, YouTube, MySpace, Facebook, Twitter, over-the-counter spy gear, blogs, chat rooms, amateur porn, surveillance technology, and more. Core values and rights we once took for granted are rapidly being renegotiated, often without our even noticing.--From publisher description.
Subject Social interaction.
Technology -- Social aspects.
Self-disclosure -- Social aspects.
Reality television programs.
Genre/Form Reality memoirs.
ISBN 9780872864993

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