The Internet and the Google Age: Prospects and Perils

The Internet and the Google Age: Prospects and Perils

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The book commemorates the 25th Anniversary of the Internet in March 2014 and celebrates the achievements and benefits while also pointing out the limitations and perils of the Internet. Edited by Dr Jonathan James of Edith Cowan University in Australia, the book identifies the broad characteristics of the Internet age, and includes several studies that outline the educational benefits of the Internet and social media platforms like Facebook which connect families in the diaspora. The Internet and the Google Age also looks at the place of faith and religion on the Internet. It describes how life in our digital world is both exciting and challenging. An excellent introduction to Internet Studies, the book predicts that life will become more and more digitalized and how the current demarcation between private and public spheres, home and office, human and non humans (robots) will become less and less apparent as the Internet becomes more interwoven into our lives.At Facebook, a#39;I just message someone on the right team and my research has an impact within weeks, if not daysa#39;a€ (cited in Albergotti, 2014, p. 25). Just like academic research, news on the Internet is made available almost instantaneously (MDIA1001 website, n.d.). ... This response is typical of how todaya#39;s generation get their news: a€œOn the day that King of Pop Michael Jackson died just over a year ago, anbsp;...

Title:The Internet and the Google Age: Prospects and Perils
Author: James, Jonathan D. - 2014-11-16

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