Halavais: Search Engine Society

November 30, 2008

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Search Engine Society is the name of Alex Halavais‘ forthcoming book, due to be published by Polity in October 2008, as part of the Digital Media and Society series. Halavais is assistant professor of interactive communications at Quinnipiac University (USA), a ’social architect’, and blogs about politics, culture, teaching and research at a thaumaturgical compendium. With his book, Halavais aims to unpack the black box of the search engine, in order to counter a host of assumptions underlying both technological developments and the way we use search engines to make sense of the networked world.

Alex is wise and funny, and has a dog named finnegan and a baby name Jasper, which is what my brother used to call me. So buy the book.

One Response to “Halavais: Search Engine Society”

  1. That’s it, you’re on the list to blurb my next book. If I read that on the back dust-jacket of a book, I would have a hard time not buying it.