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TheWorld Wide Web has now been in use for more than 20 years. From early browsersto today’s principal source of information, entertainment and much else, theWeb is an integral part of our daily lives, to the extent that some peoplebelieve ‘if it’s not online, it doesn’t exist.’ While this statement is notentirely true, it is becoming increasingly accurate, and reflects theTheWorld Wide Web has now been in use for more than 20 years. From early browsersto today’s principal source of information, entertainment and much else, theWeb is an integral part of our daily lives, to the extent that some peoplebelieve ‘if it’s not online, it doesn’t exist.’ While this statement is notentirely true, it is becoming increasingly accurate, and reflects the Web’srole as an indispensable treasure trove. It is curious, therefore, thathistorians and social scientists have thus far made little use of the Web to investigatehistorical patterns of culture and society, despite making good use of letters,novels, newspapers, radio and television programmes, and other pre-digital artefacts.Thisvolume argues that now is the time to question what we have learnt from the Webso far. The 12 chapters explore this topic from a number of interdisciplinaryangles – through histories of national web spaces and case studies of differentgovernment and media domains – as well as an introduction that provides anoverview of this exciting new area of research....

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ISBN : 37797864
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Number of Pages : 296 Pages
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