The Internet and Workplace Transformation

The Internet and Workplace Transformation

Author: Murugan Anandarajan

Publisher: M.E. Sharpe

ISBN: 9780765621566

Category: Business

Page: 304

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The technologies of the Internet have exerted an enormous influence on the way we live and work. This book presents research on the transformation of the workplace by the use of these information technologies. It focuses on the deleterious transformations, emergence of virtual teams, and the ways the troubling transformations can be redeemed.

Solving the Internet Jurisdiction Puzzle

Solving the Internet Jurisdiction Puzzle

Author: Dan Jerker B. Svantesson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192515193

Category: Law

Page: 256

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Internet jurisdiction has emerged as one of the greatest and most urgent challenges online; affecting areas as diverse as e-commerce, data privacy, law enforcement, content take-downs, cloud computing, e-health, cyber security, intellectual property, freedom of speech, and cyberwar. In this innovative book, Professor Svantesson presents a vision for a new approach to Internet jurisdiction based on an extensive period of research dedicated to the topic. The book demonstrates that our current paradigm remains attached to territorial thinking that is out of sync with our modern world, especially, but not only, online. Having made the claim that our adherence to the territoriality principle is based more on habit rather than on any clear and universally accepted legal principles, Professor Svantesson advances a new jurisprudential framework for how we approach jurisdiction - a framework that unites private, and public, international law. He also proposes several other reform initiatives aimed at equipping us to solve the Internet jurisdiction puzzle. In addition, the book provides a history of Internet jurisdiction, and challenges our traditional categorisation of different types of jurisdiction. It places Internet jurisdiction in a broader context and outlines methods for how to properly understand and work with rules of Internet jurisdiction. While Solving the Internet Jurisdiction Puzzle paints a clear picture of the concerns involved and the problems that needs to be overcome, this book is distinctly aimed at finding practical solutions anchored in a solid theoretical framework. Professor Svantesson argues that many of the Internet jurisdiction problems we face are due to a sleepwalking-like acceptance of orthodox thinking. Solving the Internet Jurisdiction Puzzle acts as a wake-up call to this issue.

Art Information and the Internet

Art Information and the Internet

Author: Lois Swan Jones

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135933456

Category: Reference

Page: 294

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In the first book of its kind, art information expert Lois Swan Jones discusses how to locate visual and textual information on the Internet and how to evaluate and supplement that information with material from other formats--print sources, CD-ROMS, documentary videos, and microfiche sets--to produce excellent research results. The book is divided into three sections: Basic Information Formats; Types of Websites and How to Find Them; and How to Use Web Information. Jones discusses the strengths and limitations of Websites; scholarly and basic information resources are noted; and search strategies for finding pertinent Websites are included. Art Information and the Internet also discusses research methodology for studying art-historical styles, artists working in various media, individual works of art, and non-Western cultures--as well as art education, writing about art, problems of copyright, and issues concerning the buying and selling of art. This title will be periodically updated.

Ethnography for the Internet

Ethnography for the Internet

Author: Christine Hine

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000189667

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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The internet has become embedded into our daily lives, no longer an esoteric phenomenon, but instead an unremarkable way of carrying out our interactions with one another. Online and offline are interwoven in everyday experience. Using the internet has become accepted as a way of being present in the world, rather than a means of accessing some discrete virtual domain. Ethnographers of these contemporary Internet-infused societies consequently find themselves facing serious methodological dilemmas: where should they go, what should they do there and how can they acquire robust knowledge about what people do in, through and with the internet? This book presents an overview of the challenges faced by ethnographers who wish to understand activities that involve the internet. Suitable for both new and experienced ethnographers, it explores both methodological principles and practical strategies for coming to terms with the definition of field sites, the connections between online and offline and the changing nature of embodied experience. Examples are drawn from a wide range of settings, including ethnographies of scientific institutions, television, social media and locally based gift-giving networks.

The Internet is Not the Answer

The Internet is Not the Answer

Author: Andrew Keen

Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781782393429

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 300

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In this sharp and witty book, long-time Silicon Valley observer and author Andrew Keen argues that, on balance, the Internet has had a disastrous impact on all our lives. By tracing the history of the Internet, from its founding in the 1960s to the creation of the World Wide Web in 1989, through the waves of start-ups and the rise of the big data companies to the increasing attempts to monetize almost every human activity, Keen shows how the Web has had a deeply negative effect on our culture, economy and society. Informed by Keen's own research and interviews, as well as the work of other writers, reporters and academics, The Internet is Not the Answer is an urgent investigation into the tech world - from the threat to privacy posed by social media and online surveillance by government agencies, to the impact of the Internet on unemployment and economic inequality. Keen concludes by outlining the changes that he believes must be made, before it's too late. If we do nothing, he warns, this new technology and the companies that control it will continue to impoverish us all.

How the Internet Changed the World

How the Internet Changed the World

Author: Kaitlyn Duling

Publisher: Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 9781502641113

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 66

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It may be difficult to imagine a world before the internet, especially in our increasingly connected and data-driven society. This book takes readers on a trip back in time, into the earliest days of computer technology, when the internet wasn't much more than a curious idea that evolved from ARPANET. This book explores challenges faced in the internet's early years, the invention of the World Wide Web by computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee, impacts both positive and negative on society, and the internet's effect on humanity today. Through colorful pictures, graphs, and real-world examples and stories, this book traces the timeline of the internet from its first conception to the present, where it pervades our everyday lives.

The Internet of Women

The Internet of Women

Author: Nada Anid

Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 9788793609914

Category: Education

Page: 368

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Female scientists, technologists, engineers, and mathematicians worldwide are making historic contributions to their fields. The modern workforce is closer to gender-equal than it has ever been, and many efforts are in place to support further progress. The Internet of Women provides an exciting look at personal narratives and case studies of female leaders and cultural shifts around the globe that illustrate this promising trend. From the United Nations' emphasis on girls and technology education in the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) to the increased female labor force in Zambia, a policy change that was inspired by the MDGs (UN Millennial Development Goals), The Internet of Women captures stunning examples of progress from around the world and men working hand in hand with women advocating for cultural change. Scholars and practitioners lament the lack of women leading and working in leading organizations in the technology industry. Gender equality and female participation in the tech field is critical to both developing and developed economies; nevertheless, this gap remains a global phenomenon. The lack of female leadership is particularly extreme at the highest echelons of leading technology organizations. Few publicly traded tech companies have female CEOs - in fact, most nations have zero female leadership in the tech industry. This gap indicates a slow pace of progress for gender equality in tech employment. Women's pay still lags nearly a decade behind, according to the World Economic Forum, meaning that women's on average pay today is the equivalent to that of similarly qualified and similarly employed men in 2006. Without significant progress, the current rate of change will not lead to parity for 118 years, according to the World Economic Forum (WEF). However there's significant work being done to shift this tide. Take for instance Michelle Lee, the first female Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), reflects on her childhood Girl Scout badge in sewing and cooking and how that memory inspired her to create an IP badge that exposes young women to the process of invention. Social entrepreneur, investor, and Malala Fund co-founder Shiza Shahid shares her efforts beginning from mentoring young women in Pakistan to her current work directing more investment to women innovators around the globe. And Elizabeth Isele, a senior fellow in Social Innovation at Babson College, shares her research on women and ageism saying we need to retire the word retirement. The book is divided into six parts, each with unique areas of focus: * Millennials Leading: Exploring Challenges and Opportunities Facing the Next Generation of Women in Technology * Men and Women Empowering One Another * Bold Leadership: Women Changing the Culture of Investment and Entrepreneurship * Educating for the 21st Century * Breaking the Glass Ceiling: A Generation of Women Forging into Technology Leadership * Emerging Fields of Technology The Internet of Women gathers examples about the increasingly inclusive and progressive gender culture in technology from over 30 countries. Stories range from an entrepreneur in Dubai partnering with private and public sector entities to accelerate blockchain technology to a young British woman moving to Silicon Valley to launch an artificial intelligence platform and incubator. The book is intended for corporations, academic institutions, the private sector, government agencies, gender experts, and the general public, and its key benefit is to let the reader understand a path towards implementing diversity overall globally. It also showcases the strategies, tools, and tactical execution on how to create cultural change in all parts of the world.

Higher Education in the Internet Age

Higher Education in the Internet Age

Author: Patricia Senn Breivik

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0275981940

Category: Education

Page: 352

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In this age of information literacy this vital work documents how libraries have become crucial to the success of both students and the institutions they attend.

The Internet and Social Change

The Internet and Social Change

Author: Carla G. Surratt

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786450893

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

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Starting with only four hosts in 1969, the Internet consisted of more than 56 million hosts by the end of 1999. In 1993, the World Wide Web was only 130 sites strong; six years later it boasted more than seven million sites. Despite this explosive growth of the Internet and computer technology, little is known about the social implications of computer mediated communications. In this work, the author uses social science theory to evaluate the social transformations taking place today. She asks whether human beings use the Internet to change basic social institutions, and if so, whether these changes are a matter of degree only or represent an overthrow of previous modes of organizing. The work examines the rise of the Internet as the logical extension of the Industrial Revolution and urbanization consistent with the basic tenets of modernity, and offers a new conceptual framework through which to understand the Internet.

Akamai State of the Internet / Connectivity Report

Akamai State of the Internet / Connectivity Report

Author: Akamai Technologies

Publisher: Gatekeeper Press

ISBN: 9781619846272

Category: Computers


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Akamai’s globally distributed Intelligent Platform™ allows us to gather massive amounts of data on many metrics including Internet connection speeds, network connectivity/availability issues, and IPv6 adoption progress as well as traffic patterns across leading web properties and digital media providers. Each quarter, Akamai publishes the State of the Internet Report based on this data. This quarter’s report includes data gathered from across the Akamai Intelligent Platform™ during the first quarter of 2016, covering Internet connection speeds and broadband adoption metrics across both fixed and mobile networks as well as trends seen in this data over time. In addition, the report includes insight into the state of IPv4 exhaustion and IPv6 adoption, Internet events and disruptions that occurred during the quarter, mobile browser usage trends, and observations from Akamai partner Ericsson regarding data and voice traffic growth on mobile networks. Data on attack traffic seen across the Akamai platform and insights into high-profile security vulnerabilities and attacks are now published in a separate State of the Internet/Security Report. The quarterly security report provides timely information about the origins, tactics, types, and targets of cyberattacks, including quarter-over-quarter and year-over-year attack traffic trends as well as case studies highlighting emerging cybersecurity issues. The State of the Internet/Security Report can be found at