Algorithms of the Intelligent Web / Haralambos Marmanis, Dmitry Babenko, Manning, 2009
The algorithms behind Netflix’s recommendations, Google’s PageRank, and matching for social networks. This book is a blend of theory and practice. It is well written, 325 pages.
Information Literacy meets Library 2.0 / edited by Peter Godwin, Facet Publishing, 2008
Here is an interesting discussion of how libraries need to change to meet the challenge of digital content and the semantic web. It is well written and concise at 175 pages, hardcover.
The Accidental Billionaires : the Founding of Facebook, a tale of sex, money, genius and betrayal / Ben Mezrich, Doubleday, c2009
Light reading. 250 pages, hardcover.
The Wikipedia Revolution : how a bunch of nobodies created the world’s greatest encyclopedia / Andrew Lih, Hyperion, 2009
Here is the Wikipedia story. 200 pages, hardcover. The companion web site is here.
Lost in Cyburbia : how life on the net has created a life of its own / James Harkin, Knopf, 2009
A book about social networking. 250 pages, hardcover.
The Twitter Book / by Tim O’Reilly, O’Reilly, 2009
The publisher wrote a book himself! It is a cute little handbook on how to use and enjoy Twitter.
Here comes everybody : the power of organizing without organizations / Clay Shirky, Penguin Press, 2008.
If you want to understand Social, this book is key. It makes big steps towards explaining Wikipedia’s success. It has lucid insights into how Social is fundamentally changing humanity.
Information Please – Culture and Politics in the Age of Digital Machines, Mark Poster, Duke University Press, 2006
Hardcover, 300 pages.