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From Randi Zuckerberg, social media and technology expert and former marketing executive at Facebook, comes a welcome, essential guide to understanding social media and technology and how they influence and inform our lives online and off.
Technology and social media have changed, enhanced, and complicated every facet of our lives—from how we interact with our friends to how we elect presidents, from how we manage our careers to how we support important causes, from how we find love to how we raise our children.
The technology revolution is not going away. We can't hide from it or pretend that it's not changing our lives in a thousand different ways. So how do we deal? In Dot Complicated, Randi Zuckerberg shows us. Through first hand accounts of her time at Facebook and beyond, where Zuckerberg witnessed this remarkable shift, she details the opportunities and obstacles, problems and solutions, to this new online reality. In the process, she establishes rules to bring some much-needed order and clarity to our connected, complicated, and constantly changing lives online. "The Internet, social networks, and smartphones," Zuckerberg writes, "have given us amazing new tools and ways of communicating, collaborating, and living with one another. We can use new technology to understand and solve some very old challenges that individuals and communities around the world have faced since long before Facebook, or anything like it, existed."
Invaluable, timely, and engaging, Dot Complicated reveals how to make it through your life online in one piece—from the etiquette of unfriending and the power of crowdsourcing to the perils of photo tags and the importance of teaching your kids how to be tech savvy.
Overall, I thought the book was insightful, funny and easy to read.
This book talks very candidly about something we all know and fear... we are too connected and our technology can become the controlling piece to our lives.
It's all about balance and the book is a first person account of how Randi Zuckerberg found that for herself.
With all of her family connections, I don't feel her dot life was very complicated compared to others starting out in this field. Read morePublished 1 month ago by carole barner
Randi Zuckerberg presents a compelling argument for getting offline, living our lives and giving the important people in our lives all of our attention. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Xkoqueen
was hoping for more insight on the develop aspect of facebook
why when I write a review it says I have to add more words. I don't want to! Read more
Wow. Yet another millennial ego trip with little of substance to it. Note to publishers: Please spare us any more of these.Published 9 months ago by Librarian
..then this is the book for you! Such a slow book because 2/3 of the book is all about her career-climbing. Read morePublished 9 months ago by j. wilson
The Emily Post of the Social Media World. What every Parent & Child and Teen, should know and discuss at the dinner table!
For those who don't have Facebook... Read more
Easy to read, and nice to get Randi's point of view directly from her. She's living a great life, but has worked hard and smart for it. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Linda L.
She tackled big, relevant topics with great personalization. I liked her encouragement to post and remain open, even with haters or attackers watching closely. Read morePublished 11 months ago by lovinglife