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1st Edition

The Cyberspace Handbook

ISBN 9780415168366
Published January 3, 2004 by Routledge
336 Pages - 37 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

The Cyberspace Handbook is a comprehensive guide to all aspects of new media, information technologies and the internet. It gives an overview of the economic, political, social and cultural contexts of cyberspace, and provides practical advice on using new technologies for research, communication and publication.

 The Cyberspace Handbook includes:

*a glossary of over eighty key terms
*a list of over ninety web resources for news and entertainment, new media and web development, education and reference, and internet and web information
* specialist chapters on web design and journalism and writing on the web
*Over thirty illustrations of internet material and software applications.

Jason Whittaker explores how cyberspace has been constructed, how it is used and extends into areas as different as providing us immediate news or immersive games and virtual technologies for areas such as copyright and cybercrime, as well as key skills in employing the internet for research or writing and designing for the Web.

Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors  Preface  Acknowledgements  List of Tables and Illustrations
Part 1: Introduction and Contexts  Cyberspace, Digital Media and the Internet  2. Mapping Cyberspace  3. ICT, Telecommunications and Cyberspace  Part 2: Using Cyberspace  4. Using the Internet  5. Cyberspace Technologies  6. Webcasting and Digital Broadcasting  7. Games and Entertainment  Part 3: Reading/Writing Cyberspace  8. Sources, Resources and Research  9. Online News and Journalism  10. E-Zines  11. Online Writing  12. Web Design Part IV: Regulations, Institutions and Ethics  13. Regulation and Cybercrime  14. Cyberspace and the Public Sphere  15. Ethics in Cyberspace  Glossary  Web Resources  Bibliography  Index

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'The Cyberspace Handbook is that rare animal, an easy to read book about some complex technologies and ideas ... It's a great start point for anyone who wants to cut through the hype and actually start living and working in cyberspace' - First Monday Journal