Digital Cosmopolitans: Why We Think the Internet Connects Us, Why It Doesn't, and How to Rewire It


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W. W. Norton & Company
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5.51 X 8.53 X 0.79 inches | 0.01 pounds

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About the Author

Ethan Zuckerman is the founder of the Institute for Digital Public Infrastructure at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and associate professor of public policy, information, and communication. From 2011-20, he led the Center for Civic Media at the MIT Media Lab. He is cofounder with Rebecca MacKinnon of the international blogging community Global Voices.


[A] patient, thoughtful rebuttal to the widespread embrace of the Internet as a facilitator of global understanding.--Astra Taylor
Ethan Zuckerman is a true cosmopolitan, a citizen of the universe. . . . He describes how our new communications tools allow us to take part in a truly global conversation and why almost none of us actually take advantage of that opportunity.--Clay Shirky, author of Cognitive Surplus and Here Comes Everybody
Zuckerman takes us on a journey that explores how even in our hyper-modern, overconnected, crazy-fast world, we need to take extra steps to make sure we're exploring people, places, and stories around us.--Cyrus Farivar
Starred review. Fascinating and powerful. . . . Zuckerman's imaginative and inventive reflections offer a resourceful guide to living a connected life with intention and insight.
No one is in a better position than MIT and Harvard's Ethan Zuckerman to confront the Internet's failure to connect us across cultures. . . . An essential and urgent read.--David Weinberger, author of Too Big to Know
Ethan Zuckerman is the real deal, a thinker and activist brilliantly connected to what's really happening on the Internet on a genuinely global basis.--Craig Newmark, founder, craigslist and craigconnects