Web as History

Web as History❰PDF❯ ✅ Web as History Author Niels Brügger – Oaklandjobs.co.uk The World Wide Web has now been in use for than years From early browsers to today s principal source of information, entertainment and much else, the Web is an integral part of our daily lives, to t The World Wide Web has now been in use for thanyears From early Web as eBook ¹ browsers to today s principal source of information, entertainment and much else, the Web is an integral part of our daily lives, to the extent that some people believe if it s not online, it doesn t exist While this statement is not entirely true, it is becoming increasingly accurate, and reflects the Web s role as an indispensable treasure trove It is curious, therefore, that historians and social scientists have thus far made little use of the Web to investigate historical patterns of culture and society, despite making good use of letters, novels, newspapers, radio and television programmes, and other pre digital artefactsThis volume argues that now is the time to question what we have learnt from the Web so far Thechapters explore this topic from a number of interdisciplinary angles through histories of national web spaces and case studies of different government and media domains as well as an introduction that provides an overview of this exciting new area of research.