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1st Edition


ISBN 9780415352277
Published April 12, 2006 by Routledge
240 Pages

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Book Description

From music to gaming, information gathering to eLearning; eCommerce to eGovernment, Lorenzo Cantoni and Stefano Tardini's absorbing introduction considers the internet as a communication technology; the opportunities it affords us, the limitations it imposes and the functions it allows.

Internet explores:

  • the political economy of the internet
  • hypertext
  • computer mediated communication
  • websites as communication
  • conceptualizing users of the internet
  • internet communities and practices.

Perfect for students studying this modern phenomenon, and a veritable e-feast for all cyber junkies.


Table of Contents

1. The Political Economy of the Internet  2. Computer Mediated Communication: Features and Technologies  3. Hypertext  4. Websites as Communication  5. Conceptualising Users of the Internet: Traces and Search Engines  6. Internet: Communities and Practices

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