The Internet Power and Society

The Internet  Power and Society
Author: Marcus Leaning
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 194
Release: 2009-08-30
ISBN: 1780631685
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Internet Power and Society Book Excerpt:

An exciting challenge to how the internet and ICT have been understood in academia and popular culture and shows how important ‘cultural’ assumptions are in how we understand technology. The Internet, Power and Society argues that the way in which we view technology such as the internet owes much to older, historic views of the media and to ‘issues’ in contemporary society. Such perspectives are deeply rooted in a Western view of technology and the book concludes by offering a radically new perspective as to how the internet can change a society that is truly global in its application. An original approach to ICT and the Internet that challenges the orthodoxy Very topical subject matter - the book addresses many of the issues regarded of key import in high level political discussions (such as the World Summit on the Information Society); the current understanding of ICT and how to move beyond this interpretation An approach that moves the debate forward and offers a truly global way of understanding the Internet and ICT

The Internet Society in China

The Internet Society in China
Author: Shaojie Liu,Jianmin Wang
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2019-08-01
ISBN: 9811382379
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Internet Society in China Book Excerpt:

This book provides a cutting edge analysis of the rapid rise of China’s network society and reviews recent key developments within China’s internet economy, notably the concepts of “Lucky Money” and E-Business on Wechat, and Crowd-Funding Platforms. It focuses on drawing out the sociological impact of these economic developments, examining among others the bearing of the decentralization of e-business in rural areas. It offers a vital sociological perspective on the development of China’s internet society and how it affects social and professional relations, examining the shift from the traditional Red Envelope Giving Culture to Digital Red Envelope, micro charity 2.0 as well as the Rise of Internet Crowd Funding in China. Combining an up to date analysis of the current state of play of China’s internet society with expertise in the rapidly changing landscape of China’s social media, this book provides key insights into how technology impacts on the communication and movement of population in China, in both social and economic spheres.

Structural Change and Evolution of China s Internet Society

Structural Change and Evolution of China   s Internet Society
Author: Liu Shaojie
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 273
Release: 2022-11-28
ISBN: 1000800830
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Structural Change and Evolution of China s Internet Society Book Excerpt:

This title investigates China’s network society, both its online cyber society and offline real world society, by analyzing the trends and social foundations of society as network and the social challenges it poses, as well as structural changes in social space and social interaction. The first part of the book examines how network society in China forms and develops, analyzing the challenges and structural changes it poses. The author studies network power and uncertainties that lies in the supply, flow, and reception of a massive amount of information, revealing how this influences the government's administrative power as well as governance measures to stabilize social cohesion. The second part first discusses the social restructuring and characteristics of network social space in China. Based on case studies of several momentous social events, the spatial change characterized by an integration of absence and presence space and its influence on social interaction and experience is elucidated, including active absence interaction, mediated experience, spatial representation, and social identities of network aggregation. The book will be a crucial reference for scholars and students studying sociology, network sociology, and contemporary Chinese society.

The Network Society

The Network Society
Author: Jan van Dijk
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 385
Release: 2020-09-30
ISBN: 1529736323
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Network Society Book Excerpt:

The Network Society; the essential guide to the past, current consequences and future of digital communication, remaining an accessible, comprehensive, must-read introduction to how new media function in contemporary society.

Society and the Internet

Society and the Internet
Author: Mark Graham,William H. Dutton
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 417
Release: 2014
ISBN: 0199661995
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Society and the Internet Book Excerpt:

By bringing together leading research that addresses some of the most significant cultural, economic, and political roles of the Internet, introduces students to a core set of readings that address this question in specific social and institutional contexts.

Cyberpower

Cyberpower
Author: Tim Jordan
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 265
Release: 2002-09-11
ISBN: 1134697317
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cyberpower Book Excerpt:

This is the first complete introduction to and analysis of the politics of the internet. Key concepts included are: power and cyberspace; the virtual individual; society in cyberspace, and imagination and the internet.

Internet and Society in Latin America and the Caribbean

Internet and Society in Latin America and the Caribbean
Author: International Development Research Centre (Canada)
Publsiher: IDRC
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2004
ISBN: 1552500179
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Internet and Society in Latin America and the Caribbean Book Excerpt:

This book presents pioneering research that is designed to show, from a qualitative and ethnographic perspective, how new information and communication technologies, as applied to the school system and to local governance initiatives, merely reproduce traditional pedagogical approaches and the dominant forms by which power is exercised at the local level. The studies thus constitute points of departure for further thinking about the need to promote an Internet culture based on the social application of a OC right to communication and cultureOCO and an OC Internet right, OCO that will permit the establishment of true citizen participation and free access to knowledge, with due regard to personal and individual rights such as those of privacy and intimacy."

The Internet Power and Society

The Internet  Power and Society
Author: Marcus Leaning
Publsiher: Chandos Publishing
Total Pages: 193
Release: 2009
ISBN: 9781843344520
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Internet Power and Society Book Excerpt:

This book offers a fresh interpretation of the Internet and Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and challenges the ways in which the Internet and ICT have been understood in academia and popular culture. The author, Marcus Leaning, explains that our views of technology are based in older, historic views of traditional media, as well as in contemporary issues in Western society and his book offers a groundbreaking new perspective on the Internet's global effects.

Electronic Participation

Electronic Participation
Author: Efthimios Tambouris,Ann Macintosh,Hans de Bruijn
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 325
Release: 2011-08-19
ISBN: 3642233325
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Electronic Participation Book Excerpt:

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Third International Conference on Electronic Participation, ePart 2011, held in Delft, The Netherlands, in August/September 2011. The 26 revised full papers were carefully reviewed and selected from numerous submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on appreciation of social media; visualizing arguments; understanding eParticipation; eParticipation initiatiaves and country studies; participation and eServices; and innovative technologies.

Digital Leisure the Internet and Popular Culture

Digital Leisure  the Internet and Popular Culture
Author: Karl Spracklen
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2015-05-28
ISBN: 1137405880
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Digital Leisure the Internet and Popular Culture Book Excerpt:

Spracklen explores the impact of the internet on leisure and leisure studies, examining the ways in which digital leisure spaces and activities have become part of everyday leisure. Covering a range of issues from social media and file-sharing to romance on the Internet, this book presents new theoretical directions for digital leisure.

Technology and Public Management

Technology and Public Management
Author: Alan R. Shark
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 426
Release: 2015-02-11
ISBN: 1317527763
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Technology and Public Management Book Excerpt:

At last, here is a textbook that covers the field of technology and public management in an informative and engaging style. Ever since the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration required greater infusion of technology into the curriculum, faculty and administrators have struggled with finding the right course materials designed specifically for the public administration environment. Technology is no longer the sole domain of an information technology office, as it has evolved into a growing set of complex tools that influence every area of government. To be effective, every public manager needs to be actively engaged in technology decisions. This textbook is designed for students of public administration at every level who need to know and understand how technology can be applied in today’s public management workplace. The book explores the latest trends in public management, policy, and technology and focuses on best practices on governance issues. Finally, this book provides real-life examples about the need for policies and procedures to safeguard our technology infrastructure while providing greater openness, participation, and transparency. Technology and Public Management covers: How information system design relates to democratic theory How and where public policy and technology intersect Skills and tools that are useful in information management, information technology, and systems dedicated for the effective flow of information within organizations Understanding the role of e-government, m-government, and social media in today's society and in public organizations Possibilities and challenges associated with technology applications within public organizations How technology can be managed, through various governance models The latest technology trends and their potential impact on public administration.

Internet Society

Internet Society
Author: Maria Bakardjieva
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 234
Release: 2005-05-20
ISBN: 0761943382
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Internet Society Book Excerpt:

Internet Society investigates Internet use and its implications for society through insights into the daily experiences of ordinary users. Drawing on an original study of non-professional, 'ordinary' users at home, this book examines how people interpret, domesticate, and creatively appropriate the Internet by integrating it into the projects and activities of their everyday lives.

Issues in Information and Media Literacy

Issues in Information and Media Literacy
Author: Marcus Leaning
Publsiher: Informing Science
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2009-09
ISBN: 1932886117
Category: Information literacy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Issues in Information and Media Literacy Book Excerpt:

Economic Impact Of The Internet Plus Era A Case Study Of Shanghai

Economic Impact Of The Internet Plus Era  A Case Study Of Shanghai
Author: Youmei Li,Feng Yin,Yongyou Nie
Publsiher: World Scientific
Total Pages: 292
Release: 2019-01-23
ISBN: 9813274808
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Economic Impact Of The Internet Plus Era A Case Study Of Shanghai Book Excerpt:

With the advent of the Internet, and the resulting interconnection within a city and among cities, internet innovation has led to a number of important applications in economic and social fields, helping traditional industries upgrade and organizations gain new core competencies, thereby engendering new business models and new industries. This is what we refer to as the 'Internet Plus'. The 'Internet Plus' action plan was first introduced by Premier Li Keqiang in his Government Work Report at the Third Plenary Session of the 12th National People's Congress on March 5, 2015. This book expounds how 'Internet Plus' plan transforms and influences traditional economy, impacts technological and economic aspects of industries, extends its reach to people's daily lives and creates more profound social implications. In addition, the authors put forward constructive measures and suggestions for Shanghai to promote development of the 'Internet Plus' era and to enhance the city's economic impact and service level as a core city.

Society and the Internet

Society and the Internet
Author: Mark Graham
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2019-07-18
ISBN: 9780198843504
Category: Internet
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Society and the Internet Book Excerpt:

How is society being reshaped by the continued diffusion and increasing centrality of the Internet in everyday life and work? Society and the Internet provides key readings for students, scholars, and those interested in understanding the interactions of the Internet and society. This multidisciplinary collection of theoretically and empirically anchored chapters addresses the big questions about one of the most significant technological transformations of this century, through a diversity of data, methods, theories, and approaches. Drawing from a range of disciplinary perspectives, Internet research can address core questions about equality, voice, knowledge, participation, and power. By learning from the past and continuing to look toward the future, it can provide a better understanding of what the ever-changing configurations of technology and society mean, both for the everyday life of individuals and for the continued development of society at large. This second edition presents new and original contributions examining the escalating concerns around social media, disinformation, big data, and privacy. Following a foreword by Manual Castells, the editors introduce some of the key issues in Internet Studies. The chapters then offer the latest research in five focused sections: The Internet in Everyday Life; Digital Rights and Human Rights; Networked Ideas, Politics, and Governance; Networked Businesses, Industries, and Economics; and Technological and Regulatory Histories and Futures. This book will be a valuable resource not only for students and researchers, but for anyone seeking a critical examination of the economic, social, and political factors shaping the Internet and its impact on society.

Shaping the Network Society

Shaping the Network Society
Author: Douglas Schuler,Peter Day
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 452
Release: 2003-01-01
ISBN: 9780262264709
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shaping the Network Society Book Excerpt:

How computer professionals and communities can work together to shape sociotechnical systems that will meet society's challenges. Information and computer technologies are used every day by real people with real needs. The authors contributing to Shaping the Network Society describe how technology can be used effectively by communities, activists, and citizens to meet society's challenges. In their vision, computer professionals are concerned less with bits, bytes, and algorithms and more with productive partnerships that engage both researchers and community activists. These collaborations are producing important sociotechnical work that will affect the future of the network society. Traditionally, academic research on real-world users of technology has been neglected or even discouraged. The authors contributing to this book are working to fill this gap; their theoretical and practical discussions illustrate a new orientation—research that works with people in their natural social environments, uses common language rather than rarefied academic discourse, and takes a pragmatic perspective. The topics they consider are key to democratization and social change. They include human rights in the "global billboard society"; public computing in Toledo, Ohio; public digital culture in Amsterdam; "civil networking" in the former Yugoslavia; information technology and the international public sphere; "historical archaeologies" of community networks; "technobiographical" reflections on the future; libraries as information commons; and globalization and media democracy, as illustrated by Indymedia, a global collective of independent media organizations.

Internet and Society

Internet and Society
Author: Christian Fuchs
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 406
Release: 2007-12-12
ISBN: 1135898820
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Internet and Society Book Excerpt:

In this exceptional study, Christian Fuchs discusses how the internet has transformed the lives of human beings and social relationships in contemporary society. By outlining a social theory of the internet and the information society, he demonstrates how the ecological, economic, political, and cultural systems of contemporary society have been transformed by new ICTs. Fuchs highlights how new forms of cooperation and competition are advanced and supported by the internet in subsystems of society and also discusses opportunities and risks of the information society.

Journal of the Physical Society of Japan

Journal of the Physical Society of Japan
Author: Nihon Butsuri Gakkai
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1028
Release: 2007
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Physics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Journal of the Physical Society of Japan Book Excerpt:

The Influence of Modern Electronic Media on the Usage of the English Language

The Influence of Modern Electronic Media on the Usage of the English Language
Author: Miriam B.
Publsiher: GRIN Verlag
Total Pages: 15
Release: 2019-05-28
ISBN: 3668949344
Category: Literary Collections
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Influence of Modern Electronic Media on the Usage of the English Language Book Excerpt:

Seminar paper from the year 2019 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Linguistics, grade: 2,3, University of Potsdam, language: English, abstract: Are modern electronic media, such as blogs, changing our language usage, especially of the English language? And if so, how and to what extent do they do this? This paper will answer these questions. Electronic media, including the devices that were brought along, did become a changing power of society. While dealing with this changing power more closely, it becomes conspicuous that the Internet functions as a significant force. More precisely, it appears as an engine that keeps electronic media development going. Furthermore, the Internet stands for another massive influence concerning any human being on earth that is in favor of being connected to others: Language. To make it more specific there is talk of language change. When the Internet’s power is evaluated from a superficial perspective the thoughts that the Internet creates new words, makes prevailing words disappear, uses abbreviations instead and spreads the results on weblogs or other social media sites, comes to mind easily. However, the Internet brought various changes. One of its obvious ones is the way people talk to each other due to modern technology; looking on a phone screen has replaced looking into other people’s eyes. Besides, the society is not forced to leave their safe homes anymore because anything that might be needed is available on the Internet, ready to be clicked on. It seems like this medium has made life easier but what is also mandatory to take into consideration are all the negative side effects that electronic media brought along: The loss of punctuation and spelling skills due to texting and the need of including as much information as possible in as little text as possible or the standardization of using abbreviations.

Misunderstanding the Internet

Misunderstanding the Internet
Author: James Curran,Natalie Fenton,Des Freedman
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 234
Release: 2016-02-05
ISBN: 1317443519
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Misunderstanding the Internet Book Excerpt:

The growth of the internet has been spectacular. There are now more than 3 billion internet users across the globe, some 40 per cent of the world’s population. The internet’s meteoric rise is a phenomenon of enormous significance for the economic, political and social life of contemporary societies. However, much popular and academic writing about the internet continues to take a celebratory view, assuming that the internet’s potential will be realised in essentially positive and transformative ways. This was especially true in the euphoric moment of the mid-1990s, when many commentators wrote about the internet with awe and wonderment. While this moment may be over, its underlying technocentrism – the belief that technology determines outcomes – lingers on and, with it, a failure to understand the internet in its social, economic and political contexts. Misunderstanding the Internet is a short introduction, encompassing the history, sociology, politics and economics of the internet and its impact on society. This expanded and updated second edition is a polemical, sociologically and historically informed guide to the key claims that have been made about the online world. It aims to challenge both popular myths and existing academic orthodoxies that surround the internet.