The Twittering Machine

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Product Details

Price
$26.95  $24.79
Publisher
Verso
Publish Date
Pages
256
Dimensions
5.7 X 8.3 X 0.9 inches | 0.75 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781788739283

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About the Author

Richard Seymour is a writer and broadcaster from Northern Ireland and the author of numerous books about politics including Against Austerity and Corbyn: The Strange Rebirth of Radical Politics. His writing appears in the The New York Times, the London Review of Books, the Guardian, Jacobin, Prospect, and other outlets.

Reviews

"What Susan Sontag did for photography, what Christopher Lasch did for the culture of narcissism, Richard Seymour has done for social media. I read it with a sense of recognition, and alarm."
--Adam Shatz, contributing editor at the London Review of Books

"One of our most astute political analysts."
--China MiƩville, author of October

"A bracing tour through the social and political context and impact of Twitter and Facebook, exploring Gamergate to Isis to Trump's Twitter presidency. He recounts horrifying miseries--suicides on YouTube, rapes on Periscope, streamed shootings on Facebook--created by people radicalised, or tormented by online peers, craving celebrity--all pushed to extremes by algorithms and monetised by tech companies."
--Emma Jacobs, Financial Times

"The book is a thrilling demonstration of what such resistance can look like, by one of the most clear-sighted and unyielding critics writing today. We should all read it."
--William Davies, Guardian

"Richard Seymour has a brilliant mind and a compelling style. Everything he writes is worth reading."
--Gary Younge, author of Another Day in the Death of America