Hacking Happiness: Why Your Personal Data Counts and How Tracking it Can Change the World

Ebook Details

Authors

John Havens

Year 2014
Pages 304
Publisher TarcherPerigee
Language en
ISBN 9780399165313
File Size 2.15 MB
File Format EPUB
Download Counter 1,094
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Ebook Description

In Hacking Happiness, futurist and contributing Mashable writer John C. Havens introduces you to your “quantified self”—your digital identity represented by gigabytes of data produced from tracking your activities on your smartphone and computer. Harvested by megacorporations such as Google, Facebook, and Amazon, Havens argues that companies gather this data because of its immense economic value, encouraging a culture of “sharing” as they hoard the information based on our lives for private monetary gain.