eReader: Net Locality

Aug 09, 2011

July/August 2011 Issue

Net Locality: Why Location Matters in a Networked World
Eric Gordon and Adriana de Souza e Silva
John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Paperback, Kindle
$34.95, $19.22

This is the first book to provide an introduction to the new theory of "net locality" and the profound effect on individuals and societies when everything is located or locatable.

Gordon and de Souza e Silva describe net locality as an emerging form of location awareness central to all aspects of digital media, from mobile phones to online maps to location-based social networks and games. They warn of the dangers that these technologies can present while outlining the opportunities and
the potential for pro-social developments.

Net Locality provides a theory of the web, not just mobile devices.