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Dot-coms: On top of the world for a while

G. Anandalingam and Henry C. Lucas

in Beware the Winner's Curse: Victories that Can Sink You and Your Company

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195177404
eISBN:
9780199789559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177404.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

Many dot.com companies, declared to be the winners in the new economy, were expected to change completely the paradigm of doing business and drive down the market shares of traditional “bricks and ... More


The Internet: Still Wide Open and Competitive?

Eli M. Noam

in Media Ownership and Concentration in America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195188523
eISBN:
9780199852574
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195188523.003.0012
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology

Although the three major subsectors of the information sector—mass media, telecommunications, and information technology—developed at different times and paces, technological and regulatory ... More


Transparency and Digital Government

Helen Margetts

in Transparency: The Key to Better Governance?

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263839
eISBN:
9780191734915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263839.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Digital government refers to the use by government of information and communication technology, including the Internet, both internally and to interact with citizens, businesses, and other ... More


Searching for Physical and Digital Media: The Evolution of Platforms for Finding Books

Michael R. Baye, Babur De los Santos, and Matthijs R. Wildenbeest

in Economic Analysis of the Digital Economy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226206844
eISBN:
9780226206981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226206981.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter provides a data-driven overview of the different online platforms that consumers use to search for books and for booksellers, and documents how the use of these platforms is shifting ... More


The Future of Closed Captioning

Sean Zdenek

in Reading Sounds: Closed-Captioned Media and Popular Culture

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226312644
eISBN:
9780226312811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226312811.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter looks to the future of closed captioning by discussing three areas in terms of universal design: video search, search engine optimization, and findability; pedagogy, interactive ... More


Who Owns the World's Media?: Media Concentration and Ownership around the World

Eli M. Noam and The International Media Concentration Collaboration

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780199987238
eISBN:
9780190210182
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199987238.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics, Economic Sociology

Media concentration has been an issue around the world. To some observers the power of large corporations has never been higher. To others, the Internet has brought openness and diversity. What ... More


Human Information Retrieval

Julian Warner

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013444
eISBN:
9780262259262
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013444.001.0001
Subject:
Information Science, Information Science

Information retrieval in the age of Internet search engines has become part of ordinary discourse and everyday practice: “Google” is a verb in common usage. Thus far, more attention has been given to ... More


Internet Epistemology

Chun Wei Choo

in The Inquiring Organization: How Organizations Acquire Knowledge and Seek Information

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780199782031
eISBN:
9780190459598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199782031.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter reviews the small body of research that examines the epistemic consequences of using Internet-based sources such as search engines, online encyclopedias such as Wikipedia; blogs; social ... More


Questions of Public Health

Elad Yom-Tov

in Crowdsourced Health: How What You Do on the Internet Will Improve Medicine

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262034500
eISBN:
9780262334808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034500.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Epidemiological research is the cornerstone of public health. Frequently, it begins with a hypothesis, for which data is then collected and the hypothesis is proved or disproved. This chapter ... More


The Relevance of Algorithms

Tarleton Gillespie

in Media Technologies: Essays on Communication, Materiality, and Society

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780262525374
eISBN:
9780262319461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262525374.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

Algorithms (particularly those embedded in search engines, social media platforms, recommendation systems, and information databases) play an increasingly important role in selecting what information ... More


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