9781847882998

The Internet An Introduction to New Media

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  • ISBN13:

    9781847882998

  • ISBN10:

    1847882994

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-06-15
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

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Summary

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.

Author Biography

Lelia Green is Professor of Communications at Edith Cowan University, Australia, and author of Communication, Technology and Society.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Development of the Internet
Broadening the social context
Digital divides?
Harnessing the Internet?
Regulation and Jurisdiction
Information and Culture in the Public Sphere
Community
The Internet in Family Life
Conclusion
Annotated Guide to Further Reading
Questions and Exercises
Bibliography
Index
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