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The Resource Move fast and break things : how Facebook, Google, and Amazon cornered culture and undermined democracy, Jonathan Taplin

Move fast and break things : how Facebook, Google, and Amazon cornered culture and undermined democracy, Jonathan Taplin

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Move fast and break things : how Facebook, Google, and Amazon cornered culture and undermined democracy
Title
Move fast and break things
Title remainder
how Facebook, Google, and Amazon cornered culture and undermined democracy
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan Taplin
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Jonathan Taplin tells the story of how a small group of libertarian entrepreneurs began in the 1990s to hijack the original decentralized vision of the Internet, in the process creating three monopoly firms -- Facebook, Amazon and Google -- that now determine the future of the music, film, television, publishing and news industries. Taplin offers a history of how online life began to be shaped around the values of the men who founded these companies, including Peter Thiel and Larry Page: tolerating piracy of books, music and film while at the same time promoting opaque business practices and subordinating privacy of individual users to create the surveillance marketing monoculture in which we now live. The enormous profits that have come with this concentration of power tell their own story. More creative content is being consumed that ever before, but less revenue is flowing to creators and owners of the content. Google, Facebook and Amazon now enjoy political power on par with Big Oil and Big Pharma, which in part explains how such a tremendous shift in revenues from artists to platforms could have been achieved and why it has gone unchallenged for so long. As Taplin observes, the fact that more and more Americans receive their news, music and other forms of entertainment from a small group of companies poses a real threat to democracy. Move Fast and Break Things offers a prescription for how artists can reclaim their audiences using knowledge of the past and a determination to work together. Using his own half century career as a music and film producer and early pioneer of streaming video online, Taplin offers new ways to think about the design of the World Wide Web and specifically the way we live with the firms that dominate it
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JAG
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Taplin, Jonathan T
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Google (Firm)
  • Facebook (Firm)
  • Amazon.com (Firm)
  • Internet
  • Information society
  • Electronic commerce
  • Music and the Internet
  • Art and the Internet
  • Literature and the Internet
  • Democracy
Label
Move fast and break things : how Facebook, Google, and Amazon cornered culture and undermined democracy, Jonathan Taplin
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The great disruption -- Levon's story -- Tech's counterculture roots -- The libertarian counterinsurgency -- Digital destruction -- Monopoly in the digital age -- Google's regulatory capture -- The social media revolution -- Pirates of the Internet -- Libertarians and the 1 percent -- What it means to be human -- The digital renaissance
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 308 pages
Isbn
9780316508278
Lccn
2016959692
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)981760522
  • (OCoLC)ocn981760522
  • 908003
Label
Move fast and break things : how Facebook, Google, and Amazon cornered culture and undermined democracy, Jonathan Taplin
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The great disruption -- Levon's story -- Tech's counterculture roots -- The libertarian counterinsurgency -- Digital destruction -- Monopoly in the digital age -- Google's regulatory capture -- The social media revolution -- Pirates of the Internet -- Libertarians and the 1 percent -- What it means to be human -- The digital renaissance
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 308 pages
Isbn
9780316508278
Lccn
2016959692
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)981760522
  • (OCoLC)ocn981760522
  • 908003

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