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Jeff Jarvis blogs about media, news, technology, and business at Buzzmachine.com. He is associate professor and director of the Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism at the City University of New York's Graduate School of Journalism, and lives in the New York area.

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"Jarvis makes a powerful case for re-framing the way we think about privacy, and for better appreciating the benefits of "publicness" in the information age."-Adam Thierer, Forbes.com "How do we define what is public and what is private? What are the benefits and dangers of living a life in which everything is shared? Jarvis explores these questions and more in his immensely readable, chatty style... No one knows what's going to happen next. But people like Jarvis are having fun making sense of these confusing early years."-Niall Firth, New Scientist "It's important and will become more so, and I'm very glad Jeff has written his valuable book."-Stephen Baker, author of The Numerati "The author of What Would Google Do? returns with another thoughtful look at the Internet age. A welcome and well-reasoned counterpoint to the arguments that social-networking sites and the easy availability of personal information online are undermining our society and putting our safety at risk... A must-read for anyone interested in the issue of connectivity versus privacy."-David Pitt, Booklist "Jarvis offers a persuasive and personal look at why sharing things publicly on the Web should become the norm... Jarvis works methodically in Public Parts to unravel long-held beliefs about why openness online is dangerous... Jarvis' message of openness will be provocative to many, but what he explores is only the beginning of a revolution that will continue to change how we use the Web-and how the Web uses us."-Mark W. Smith, Detroit Free Press "This is a superior work. Not only is it well researched and elegantly argued but he makes some original observations about how digital technology is changing the nature of human self-expression."-John Gapper, The Financial Times "A refreshing take on a topic often covered by people who feel that the Internet...threatens to imperil our children and undermine our society."-Jessi Hempel, Forbes.com

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