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The Economics of Internet Connectivity

Shawn M. Powers and Michael Jablonski

in The Real Cyber War: The Political Economy of Internet Freedom

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039126
eISBN:
9780252097102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039126.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This chapter examines the link between information commodification and structuration by focusing on the economics of internet connectivity and the fight over which international institutions are ... More


Working for Free: Hidden Social and Political Economies of the Internet in the Middle East

Jon W. Anderson

in Digital Middle East: State and Society in the Information Age

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780190859329
eISBN:
9780190942977
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190859329.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

While freedom dividends from spreading the Internet specifically and information technologies more generally across the Arab Middle East have proven problematic, hopes for economic dividends endure ... More


Google, Information, and Power

Shawn M. Powers and Michael Jablonski

in The Real Cyber War: The Political Economy of Internet Freedom

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039126
eISBN:
9780252097102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039126.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This chapter examines Google's aims to dominate the global market for information services and data. Drawing from the suggestion that “information is the new oil of the Internet and the currency of ... More


The Drive to Personalize

Tanya Kant

in Making it Personal: Algorithmic Personalization, Identity, and Everyday Life

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780190905088
eISBN:
9780190905125
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190905088.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

How did the ubiquitous tracking and commodification of web user interactions come to dominate as the primary form of revenue generation on the internet? Why is it that the once “free” and “public” ... More


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