Tucson Festival of Books

Taylor Lorenz


Taylor Lorenz is a technology columnist for The Washington Post's business section covering online culture and the content creator industry. She was previously a technology reporter for The New York Times business section, The Atlantic and The Daily Beast. Her writing has appeared in New York Magazine, Rolling Stone, Outside magazine and more. She frequently appears on NBC, CNN, MSNBC, CBS and the BBC. She was a 2019 Knight Visiting Nieman Fellow at Harvard University and is a former affiliate at Harvard's Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society. Her book is "Extremely Online: The Untold Story of Fame, Influence, and Power of the Internet."

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Scheduled events:
Power and Pitfalls Of the Online World
We shop, explore, read the news, watch a video on our electronic gear. As soon as we do, algorithms start doing their job to influence where we go next, what we see and what we buy -- whether we want them to or not. At the same time, social platforms and their creative users have changed "our expectations of content, connection, purchasing and power." These authors have researched both sides of our online experience and will pull the pieces together.

Integrated Learning Center Room 150 (Seats 155, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 9, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Kyle Chayka, Taylor Lorenz
Moderator: Tom Çollins
Extremes Of Life Online
Covering technology for two of the country's largest newspapers, Taylor Lorenz and Jeff Horwitz have a lot to say about the past, present and future of the online world. They tackle opposite aspects in their books: Jeff details the "damaging and manipulative tactics of Facebook," while Taylor emphasizes the happier prosperity online has offered to everyday users with a creative streak.

Integrated Learning Center Room 150 (Seats 155, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 9, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Jeff Horwitz, Taylor Lorenz
Moderator: Danyelle Khmara

Book:
Extremely Online
The Untold Story of Fame, Influence, and Power on the Internet
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
Simon & Schuster
October 2023
ISBN 9781982146863
384 pages
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