Web History

Web History

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This is the first edited volume to put the emerging field of web history on the agenda of internet research. Sixteen original chapters investigate how the use of the web has developed in the realm of web culture at large, as well as how the organization of web industries and old media institutions on the web have changed. A number of fundamental theoretical and methodological questions related to doing web history are also examined. The collection aims to explore some of the possible ways of approaching the web of the past, based on the assumption that the past is not only important for historical purposes, but because it must be taken into consideration in order to fully understand the web of the present and the web of the future. The book includes a foreword by Charles Ess and contributions from Kirsten Foot, Steven Schneider, Alexander Halavais, Ken Hillis, and more.As the first 14 HotWired sponsors were secured, the work of designing several of the first commercial websites went to Organic Online, a young aquot;web service provideraquot; ... the Organic team launched five aquot;homepagesaquot; on a single day in October 1994 for Volvo, Club Med, ATaamp;T, MCI and ... with messages about their firma#39;s legal services for the aquot;green card lottery, aquot; they were bombarded with messages fromanbsp;...

Title:Web History
Author: Niels Brügger
Publisher:Peter Lang - 2010

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