The Internet Trap

by Mike Hunter

The Internet has revolutionized our lives, but at what cost? In The Internet Trap, Ashesh Mukherjee uses the latest research in consumer psychology to highlight five hidden costs of living online: too many temptations, too much information, too much customization, too many comparisons and too little privacy. The book uses everyday examples to explain these costs, including how surfing the Internet anonymously can encourage bad behavior, using social media can make us envious and unhappy, and doing online research can devalue the product finally chosen. The book also provides actionable solutions to minimize these costs. For example, the book reveals how deciding not to choose is as important as deciding what to choose. The Internet Trap provides a new perspective on the dark side of the Internet, and gives readers the tools to become smarter users of the Internet.

The Internet Trap: Five Costs of Living Online
Ashesh Mukherjee
Publisher: Rotman-UTP Publishing
Available: 12/15/2017
208 pages
$32.95

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