This is to remind you that the DC/SLA book club will be meeting on Wednesday, October 29th to discuss The Future of Reputation: Gossip, Rumor and Privacy on the Internet, by Daniel Solove.
Wednesday, October 29th, at 6:30
17th Street Café
Street, on 17th
between P and Q
Near the Dupont Circle Metro Station
About the Book: Daniel Solove, an international authority on information
privacy law and a professor of law at George Washington University, offers a
fascinating account of how the Internet is transforming gossip, the way we
shame others, and our ability to protect our own reputations. Focusing on
blogs, Internet communities, cyber mobs, and other current trends, he shows
that, ironically, the unconstrained flow of information on the Internet may
impede opportunities for self-development and freedom.
"An entire generation is growing up in a very different world, one where people will accumulate detailed records beginning with childhood that will stay with them for life wherever they go. . . . The Internet is bringing back the scarlet letter in digital form-an indelible record of people's past misdeeds."
How to Get It: The book is, of course, available on Amazon, and is now available in paperback!
The full text of the book is also available on line for free: http://docs.law.gwu.edu/facweb/dsolove/Future-of-Reputation/text.htm.
This site also includes additional information, discussion questions, and reviews, and is well worth a visit, as is Concurring Opinions, the blog he
co-authors with several other legal scholars at http://www.concurringopinions.com/, and Professor Solove's own GW web page, http://docs.law.gwu.edu/facweb/dsolove/
I look forward to seeing you all! Please RSVP to let me know if you are planning to come.
DC SLA Book Club Chair
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