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"An essential book for thought-provoking summer reading. In The Internet of Elsewhere, technology journalist Cyrus Farivar explores the role of the internet as a social, political and economic catalyst through compelling case studies from four unexpected countries: Iran, Estonia, South Korea, and Senegal."
(The Atlantic 2011-05-01)

"Cyrus Farivar's skill as a perceptive analyst and captivating storyteller let us see the future of a connected world through his seasoned eyes."
(Ethan Zuckerman Berkman Center for Internet and Society, Harvard University 2010-01-01)

"Cyrus Farivar, a great friend of Estonia, has chronicled my country's recent and unprecedented technological history with this exceptional book. He understands not only what Estonia can teach the rest of the world but, moreover, he makes the insightful case for the necessity of modern global citizens to understand crucial Internet issues."
(The Honorable President Toomas Hendrik Ilves Estonia 2010-01-01)

"The Internet of Elsewhere presents four stories of the Internet that diverge from the stories people are used to reading. Rather than looking at the development of the Internet in the wealthier Western countries, Farivar looks at four countries that do not immediately spring to mind when one thinks about the Internet: South Korea, Senegal, Estonia, and Iran. An interesting work that breaks the history of the Internet out of the history of Silicon Valley. Highly recommended."
(Choice 2011-10-01)

"There's nothing like a good shot of clear-eyed, upbeat globalism to shatter the dreary national myopia and restore our sense of wonder about what really is an amazing contemporary world. Cyrus Farivar's new book provides just such an injection of multicultural journalisitic insight."
(Paul Di Filippo Barnes & Noble Review 2011-07-11)

"Cyrus Farivar has written a brilliant first book. He has the thoughtful pen of a novelist, the observational zeal of an investigative journalist, and the insight of an experienced technologist."
(Karim Sadjadpour Carnegie Endowment for International Peace 2010-01-01)

About the Author

Cyrus Farivar is the host of Spectrum, Deutsche Welle English's internationally syndicated science and technology radio program. As a freelance technology journalist, he also regularly reports for National Public Radio, The World (WGBH/PRI/BBC), and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

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  • Hardcover: 296 pages
  • Publisher: Rutgers University Press (June 8, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0813549620
  • ISBN-13: 978-0813549620
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,556,490 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Cyrus [suh-ROOS] is the Senior Business Editor at Ars Technica, and is also an author and radio producer. His book, The Internet of Elsewhere - about the history and effects of the Internet on different countries around the world, including Senegal, Iran, Estonia and South Korea - was published by Rutgers University Press in April 2011. He previously was the Sci-Tech Editor, and host of "Spectrum" at Deutsche Welle English, Germany's international broadcaster. He has also reported for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, National Public Radio, Public Radio International, The Economist, Wired, The New York Times and many others. He's also survived three VfDs on Wikipedia. However, on a 4th VfD attempt in February 2007, he was, in fact, deleted. He's still waiting for someone to add him back.

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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Chris Grundemann on February 27, 2012
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Interesting look into the history of the Internet around the world. You can tell that Cyrus Farivar is a journalist and parts of the book were not the easiest to read, but once I got into it I really did enjoy the book. Great to get some global perspective and find some universal truths regarding the development of the Internet and it's impacts on society (and vice verse).
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