Keen on Jeff Jarvis

As the author of popular BuzzMachineblog and the 2009 hit What Would Google Do, CUNY Assistant Professor Jeff Jarvis has established himself as one of the liveliest and most incorrigibly optimistic new media pundits. If anything, Jarvis’ incorrigible optimism has grown since his book about Google.

Having lived through a prostate cancer scare, which he blogged about in intimate detail, he is now writing a new book a defense of publicness, entitled Public Parts which will be published next year. As Jarvis told me when we talked about the past, the present and the future of media last week, Public Parts will argue that our current obsession with defending privacy is counterproductive, both to us as individuals and as a society.....