For anyone who has ever felt bewildered, dismayed, or even infuriated by the Internet, this helpful book clearly explains computer communications and how to become literate in cyberspace. With lively stories and interesting case histories, Laura Gurak shows how to sort fact from fiction, detect hoaxes, identify advertising masquerading as product information, protect privacy, and contend with other critical issues related to the new language of the Internet."Shooting her laserbeam intelligence at historical aspects of this relatively new rhetorical space, Laura J. Gurak sizzles here with deep insight and a vision of the cyberfuture. A must read. Soon to become a classic."-Kathleen Ethel Welch, author of Electric Rhetoric; "In this engaging book, social critic Laura Gurak looks past the boxes and wires of the Internet to explore the human side of the digital revolution."-Kathleen Tyner, author of Teaching and Learning in the Age of Information
Author Biography: Laura J. Gurak is professor of rhetoric and technical communication at the University of Minnesota, where she also directs the Internet Studies Center. She is the author of several books including Persuasion and Privacy in Cyberspace, published by Yale University Press.
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Laura Gurak here captures the critical issues of cyberliteracy.