Lurking: How a Person Became a User

Joanne McNeil (2020) [Amazon]

Joanne McNeil (JOMC) originally wrote today’s email for her excellent newsletter All My Stars. We liked it so much that we asked if she would mind us running it here. Joanne’s got a fascinating-sounding book coming out next year called Lurking: How a Person Became a User. From the promotional site: “she charts what it is that brought people online and what keeps us here even as the social equations of digital life—what we’re made to trade, knowingly or otherwise, for the benefits of the internet—have shifted radically beneath us.” You can (and should) pre-order at Amazon.

(NRB - 06/10/2019)