Tucson Festival of Books

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.

Kyle Chayka

Kyle Chayka is a staff writer at The New Yorker, where he writes a column on digital technology and the impact of the internet and social media on culture. His debut book, "The Longing for Less," an exploration of minimalism in life and art, was published in 2020....

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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....

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How Algorithms Flattened Culture
Kyle Chayka
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
January 2024
ISBN 9780385548281
304 pages
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Extremely Online
The Untold Story of Fame, Influence, and Power on the Internet
Taylor Lorenz
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
Simon & Schuster
October 2023
ISBN 9781982146863
384 pages
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