The Internet

An Introduction to New Media

Author: Lelia Green

Publisher: Berg

ISBN: 1847887686

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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Life without the internet, a very new technology, seems almost unimaginable for most people in western nations. Today the internet is intrinsic to media and communications, entertainment, politics, defence, business, banking, education and administrative systems as well as to social interaction. The Internet disentangles this extraordinarily complex information and communication technology from its place in our daily lives, allowing it to be examined anew. Technology has historically been shaped by governmental, military and commercial requirements, but the development of the internet is increasingly driven by its users. YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and many other emerging applications are shifting the way we express ourselves, communicate with our friends, and even engage with global politics. At the same time three-quarters of the world's population remain effectively excluded from the internet. Packed with case studies drawn from around the world, The Internet presents a clear and up-to-date introduction to the social, cultural, technological and political worlds this new media form is creating.

Critical Perspectives on the Internet

Author: Greg Elmer

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742511323

Category: Computers

Page: 217

View: 8304


This critical reader of essays places the boom and bust years of the Internet in a broad cultural context. Exploring the world of HTML, Web browsers, cookies, online Net guides, portals and ISPs, this text includes the history of the Internet, case studies and discussions of online community.

The Internet

A Historical Encyclopedia. Chronology

Author: Hilary and Moshovitis Poole (Christos)

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1851096590


Page: 217

View: 4758


The Internet: the flower of the 19th century. A startling characterization of the late 20th century's gift of high-tech for all. This volume contain a complete chronology of the internet.

The Internet

The Basics

Author: Jason Whittaker

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415257466

Category: Computers

Page: 228

View: 940


The Internet: The Basicsprovides a concise and clearly written introduction to the study of the internet. Covering its practical application as a tool for research, as well as issues for communicating and designing for the web, this book also questions the ways in which the internet has changed our cultures, societies and identities. The areas covered in this book include: * the history and development of the internet * how it works * how to use it for research and communication * advice on good design practice for the web * how regulation is changing to deal with the new media, as well as questions of ethics * how the internet is changing our social, political, psychological and economic relations with others. The Internet: The Basicsis a non-technical, comprehensive guide to the internet, covering all aspects of the medium and its cultural and practical effects that will be of interest to anyone thinking of studying the subject.

The Internet and Workplace Transformation

Author: Murugan Anandarajan,Thompson S. H. Teo,Claire A. Simmers

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317456149

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

View: 4627


The technologies of the Internet have exerted an enormous influence on the way we live and work. This volume in the "Advances in Management Information Systems" series presents cutting-edge research on the transformation of the workplace by the use of these information technologies. The book focuses first on the deleterious transformations (such as "cyberloafing"), then the promising ones (such as the emergence of virtual teams), and then the ways the troubling transformations can be redeemed for organizational benefit. The editors overlay IT topics with insights from organizational behavior, human resource management, organizational justice, and global culture.

Psychological Experiments on the Internet

Author: Michael H. Birnbaum

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0120999803

Category: Computers

Page: 317

View: 6837


Until recently, most psychological research was conducted using subject samples in close proximity to the investigators--namely university undergraduates. In recent years, however, it has become possible to test people from all over the world by placing experiments on the internet. The number of people using the internet for this purpose is likely to become the main venue for subject pools in coming years. As such, learning about experiments on the internet will be of vital interest to all research psychologists. Psychological Experiments on the Internet is divided into three sections. Section I discusses the history of web experimentation, as well as the advantages, disadvantages, and validity of web-based psychological research. Section II discusses examples of web-based experiments on individual differences and cross-cultural studies. Section III provides readers with the necessary information and techniques for utilizing the internet in their own research designs. * Innovative topic that will capture the imagination of many readers * Includes examples of actual web based experiments

The Internet

A Philosophical Inquiry

Author: Gordon Graham

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415197496

Category: Computers

Page: 179

View: 8667


The Internet: A Philosophical Inquiry offers the first concise and accessible exploration of the issues which arise as we enter further into the world of Cyberspace.

The Internet, Democracy and Democratization

Author: Peter Ferdinand

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136332529

Category: Political Science

Page: 200

View: 3818


The Internet is transforming relations between states and citizens. This study gives examples of how it is creating new political communities at various levels, both in democracies and authoritarian regimes. It is also used by marginalized anti-democratic groups such as neo-Nazis.

Inventing the Internet

Author: Janet Abbate

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262511155

Category: Computers

Page: 264

View: 3891


Abate sees the key to the internet's rapid and seemingly chaotic growth as the result of a decentralized, user-driven environment. She traces the development of networked resources from Cold War think tanks and the ARPANET to the present successful free-form applications.

Academy & the Internet

Author: Helen Fay Nissenbaum,Monroe Edwin Price

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9780820462035

Category: Social Science

Page: 357

View: 6046


This book explores the impact of the Internet on scholarly research across and beyond the social sciences. The contributors - leading figures in a broad spectrum of disciplines - explain how their fields of inquiry are being redefined, and what issues of social change are salient as new information technologies increasingly become the subject of scholarly analysis. They have rendered a conceptual photograph of how their disciplines are coping with the impact of information technology by covering policy approaches, empirical research, and theoretical questions. "Academy & the Internet" highlights significant zones of inquiry and provides a critical perspective on the direction each discipline is traveling.