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Notable: Three new books on the Internet in our lives


Caught in the Web

Three new books look at some of the stranger sides of our absorption with the Internet.

Extreme Mean: Trolls, Bullies and Predators Online (Signal) by Paula Todd is an investigative journalist's look at the motives and methods behind such scourges as revenge-porn sites, cyberstalking, virtual bullying and more.

Jennifer, Gwyneth & Me: The Pursuit of Happiness, One Celebrity at a Time (Ballantine) by Rachel Bertsche is an entertaining memoir about a woman's attempt to model her life on those of stars — enabled, of course, by Internet access.

Virtual Unreality: Just Because the Internet Told You, How Do You Know It's True? (Viking) by Charles Seife is a science reporter's account of how to tell fact from fiction in a world of digital media, as well as how to avoid being a victim of scammers, corporate manipulation, government spying and biased reporting.

Colette Bancroft, Times book editor

Notable: Three new books on the Internet in our lives 06/17/14 [Last modified: Tuesday, June 17, 2014 7:09pm]
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