A critical exploration of the structures and power relations at the heart of our social media landscape. A much needed student textbook from a major name in the field, readers will never look at social media the same way again.
Across the planet, humans spend more of their free time watching video than doing anything else. But increasingly it's not TV they're watching, but online video. In this book, YouTube's Chief Business Officer gets to the heart of this creative revolution through behind-the-scenes stories of its biggest stars.
A straightforward approach, by a major name in the field, to blending theory and practice into a cohesive software design strategy. This book paints a pragmatic picture of software engineering that few of the "specialized" books approach: how the theory behind good software engineering blends with the demands of the on-the-job practitioner.
Always wondered about the best exercises to improve hand-eye co-ordination? Struggling to find a one-handed gaming snack that won't get your console greasy? This book is full of funny fitness and lifestyle tips as well as advice to improve your gaming experience.
Shows the contemporary use of enterprise-wide business systems. This text focuses on teaching the managers the potential effect on business of the various IT technologies such as the Internet, Intranets, and Extranets for enterprise collaboration, and how IT contributes to competitive advantage, problem solving, and decision-making.
This guide offers the essentials on connecting a computer to the Internet, choosing an Internet service provider and doing popular Internet activities including browsing the Web, sending and reading e-mail, and chatting online with other Internet users.
For all that's been written about the Four over the last two decades, no one has captured their power and staggering success as insightfully as Scott Galloway. How did the Four infiltrate our lives so completely that they're almost impossible to avoid (or boycott)?
Unleash the power of Python for your data analysis projects with For Dummies! Python is the preferred programming language for data scientists and combines the best features of Matlab, Mathematica, and R into libraries specific to data analysis and visualization.
For one or two-semester, undergraduate or graduate-level courses in Artificial Intelligence.
The long-anticipated revision of this best-selling text offers the most comprehensive, up-to-date introduction to the theory and practice of artificial intelligence.
Free as in Freedom interweaves biographical snapshots of GNU project founder Richard Stallman with the political, social and economic history of the free software movement. It examines Stallman's unique personality and how that personality has been at turns a driving force and a drawback in terms of the movement's overall success.
Forming groups is easier than it's ever been: unpaid volunteers build Wikipedia together in their spare time, and one man with a laptop can raise an army to help recover a stolen phone. This book explores how the unifying power of the internet is changing the character of human society.
This bestselling dictionary has been fully revised, making it the most up-to-date and authoritative reference of its kind. Providing comprehensive coverage of computer applications in industry, school, work, education, and the home, it is the ideal reference for students, professionals, and anyone who uses computers.
Computers form a vital part of most people's lives. But what is the nature of the computer? How does it work? What will the next generations of computers look like? Darrel Ince looks at the basic concepts behind all computers; the range of their uses, the effects of computers in the workplace, and novel forms such as quantum computers.
This text provides readers with everything they need to know to get the most out of Microsoft Windows 7: including mastering, customising and administering Windows 7; using features like Windows Aero; and sharing files and media on a HomeGroup or network.
Explains that, rather than a systemic collapse, the Internet era represents a fundamental change in the methods we have for understanding the world around us. This title argues that our notions of expertise - what it is, how it works, and how it is cultivated - are out of date, rooted in our pre-networked culture and assumptions.
Presents information in forensic computing and IT security. This volume offers practical insight to security and its importance in design, implementation, and the maintenance of systems. It provides guidance on creating systems that allow data to be gathered for future investigation of an event.
This work contains experiments and examples from everyday life as well as computer systems, such as memory tests. It provides a list of electronic resources at the end of each chapter, and covers essential elements of a standard HCI course, including artificial intelligence and psychology.
Intended for the "non-techy" business manager who is thinking about creating a business website, this book explains the ways in which small businesses can benefit from a website, and shows how to build a website to achieve those benefits. It offers advice on system set-up, design, content, e-commerce and site administration.
Illustrates the benefits of a user-centered approach to the design of software, computer systems and web sites, and provides a discussion of developing interaction design from user requirements, and user interface evaluation. This work covers the design of graphical user interfaces, web sites and interfaces for embedded systems.
Using the latest research in neurobiology, cognitive science, and learning theory, 'Head First Design Patterns' loads patterns into your brain in a way that sticks. In a way that makes you better at solving software design problems, and better at speaking the language of patterns with others on your team.
This book explains what consultants and IT Services firms do. By using plain language and drawing comparisons from everyday life and other industries, the book makes complex concepts accessible to the general reader.