The SAGE Encyclopedia of the Internet, 1st Edition

  • Barney Warf University of Kansas
  • Published By: SAGE
  • ISBN-10: 1473960355
  • ISBN-13: 9781473960350
  • DDC: 004.678
  • 120 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released February 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018

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The Internet needs no introduction, and its significance today can hardly be exaggerated. Today, more people are more connected technologically to one another than at any other time in human existence. For a large share of the world’s people, the Internet, text messaging, and various other forms of digital social media such as Facebook have become thoroughly woven into the routines and rhythms of daily life. The Internet has transformed how we seek information, communicate, entertain ourselves, find partners, and, increasingly, it shapes our notions of identity and community.

This book addresses the many related topics pertaining to cyberspace, email, the World Wide Web, and social media. Entries will range from popular topics such as Alibaba and YouTube to important current controversies such as Net neutrality and cyberterrorism. The goal of the encyclopedia is to provide the most comprehensive collection of authoritative entries on the Internet available, written in a style accessible to academic and non-academic audiences alike.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Other Frontmatter.
List of Entries.
Reader’s Guide.
About the Editor.
1: Adware.
2: Agriculture and the Internet.
3: AI Safety.
4: Algorithmic Selection on the Internet.
5: Alibaba.
6: Amazon.
7: Anonymous.
8: Arpanet.
9: Augmented Reality.
10: Back Offices, Call Centers, and the Internet.
11: Baidu.
12: Biometrics.
13: Bitcoin.
14: Bitnet.
15: Blind People and the Internet.
16: Blockchain.
17: Blogs.
18: Botnet.
19: Broadband Internet.
20: Broadband Internet Affordability.
22: Chat Rooms.
23: Child Pornography and the Internet.
24: Children, Adolescents, and the Internet.
25: Citizen Science.
26: Clicktivism.
27: Cloud Computing.
28: Cookies.
29: Crowdfunding.
30: Crowdsourcing.
31: Cryptocurrencies.
32: Cyberbullying.
33: Cybercafés.
34: Cybercrime.
35: Cyberespionage.
36: Cyberinfrastructure.
37: Cyberoptimism and Cyberpessimism.
38: Cybersecurity.
39: Cyberspace.
40: Cybersquatting.
41: Cyberstalking.
42: Cyberterrorism.
43: Cyberwarfare.
44: Cyberwellness.
45: Cyclades.
46: Dark Web.
47: Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace.
48: Deep Packet Inspection.
49: Deep Web.
50: Diasporas and the Internet.
51: Digital Divides, Disability and.
52: Digital Divides, Ethnicity and.
53: Digital Divides, Gender and.
54: Digital Divides, Geography of.
55: Digital Divides, Global.
56: Digital Divides, Language and.
57: Digital Earth.
58: Digital Humanities.
59: Digital Natives.
60: Digital Steganography.
61: Digital Watermarking.
62: Distributed Denial-of-Service Attack.
63: Domain Name.
64: Domain Name System.
65: Doxing.
66: eBay.
67: e-Commerce: Business-to-Business.
68: e-Commerce: Business-to-Consumer.
69: e-Commerce: Business-to-Government.
70: Economic Development and the Internet.
71: Education and the Internet: Colleges and Universities.
72: Education and the Internet: Elementary and Secondary Schools.
73: e-Government.
74: e-Health.
75: Elderly People and the Internet.
76: Elections and the Internet.
77: Electronic Frontier Foundation.
78: Electronic Literature.
79: Electronic Mailing Lists.
80: Electronic Signatures.
81: Email.
82: Emojis and Emoticons.
83: Energy Use and the Internet.
84: e-Tailing.
85: Ethernet.
86: Ethnographic Research and the Internet.