About Jill Walker Rettberg

I teach Digital Culture at the University of Bergen, and am the author of books on digital self-representation, blogging, and gaming.

Public Notes

Recent Activity

  • Jill shared from Data, A Love Story: How I Cracked the Online Dating Code to Meet My Match by Amy Webb
    Note: Reading a strangely fascinating book about how a woman with many failed dates decides to gather data about how to create the perfect online dating persona - here are words most used by women who contacted her ten fake "dream men".
  • Jill shared from Reamde: A Novel by Neal Stephenson
    This was part of Corporation 9592’s strategy; they had hired psychologists, invested millions in a project to sabotage movies—yes, the entire medium of cinema—to get their customers/players/addicts into a state of mind where they simply could not focus on a two-hour-long chunk of filmed entertainment without alarm bells going off in their medullas telling them that they needed to log on to T’Rain and see what they were missing.
    Note: I'm enjoying reading Neal Stephenson's REAMDE, a thriller about a MMOG, gangsters, terrorists and hackers, and have no trouble shutting out the Internet for my kindle app - until I read this and realized I could share it directly to Facebook. Do you think there ARE psychologists researching this kind of stuff?
(Bergen, Norway)
Jill Walker Rettberg
Web Page: http://jilltxt.net