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Networked: Carabella on the Run Paperback – September 1, 2010
From School Library Journal
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Top Customer Reviews
Exactly what is privacy?
Ever read the privacy/information sharing notices on the bottom of those user agreements?
Maybe you should.
Gerard Jones and Mark Badger examine the unlikely consequences of a seemingly random photo posted of the hair buns (from Star Wars) online. By the way, not only does Carabella have Carrie Fischer buns, but she is also blue. She is also cool, and claims to be raised by hippies. In the course of an English assignment, it becomes apparent that the commune she was raised in, is false. Her `buns' are alive, and during a date with Nick, she loses them, only to discover that the hair is part of his new shoe design that is raising eyebrows around the world. Carabella goes on the run to escape the Star Wars freaks after her, and the corporation trying to capitalize on the shoe technology.
Upon first glance, this is a book about technology. But on a deeper level, the shoes become analogies for social networks and once you realize that, this book takes on a deeper meaning. Back to my question.
What is privacy?
How do you escape detection by big brother?
Who do you trust?
Just like Synchronicity (the Police), Carabella discovers that her random action of tossing her hair has dire consequences. Loose lips used to sink ships, now loose hair threatens the world.
I highly recommend this book.