The hyperlinked society : questioning connections in the digital age

"Links" are among the most basic--and most unexamined--eatures of online life. Bringing together a prominent array of thinkers from industry and the academy, The Hyperlinked Society addresses a provocative series of questions about the ways in which hyperlinks organize behavior online. How...

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Main Author: Turow, Joseph
Other Authors: Tsui, Lokman
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Ann Arbor University of Michigan Press ©2008, 2008
Series:The new media world
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Collection: JSTOR Open Access Books - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:"Links" are among the most basic--and most unexamined--eatures of online life. Bringing together a prominent array of thinkers from industry and the academy, The Hyperlinked Society addresses a provocative series of questions about the ways in which hyperlinks organize behavior online. How do media producers' considerations of links change the way they approach their work, and how do these considerations in turn affect the ways that audiences consume news and entertainment? What role do economic and political considerations play in information producers' creation of links? How do links shape the size and scope of the public sphere in the digital age? Are hyperlinks "bridging" mechanisms that encourage people to see beyond their personal beliefs to a broader and more diverse world? Or do they simply reinforce existing bonds by encouraging people to ignore social and political perspectives that conflict with their existing interests and beliefs? This pathbreaking collection of essays will be valuable to anyone interested in the now taken for granted connections that structure communication, commerce, and civic discourse in the world of digital media"--Publisher's description
Item Description:Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002
Physical Description:319 pages illustrations, maps
ISBN:9781282444652
0472050435
9780472050437
1282444654
0472070436
9780472070435