Internet and Advertisement

TitleInternet and Advertisement
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsMoustafa, K
JournalScience & Engineering Ethics
Date Published2016
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number13533452
Keywordsadvertising , DEHUMANIZATION , Electronic , Internet , Keyboards , Misleading , Online , professional , SOCIAL
AbstractThe Internet has revolutionized the way knowledge is currently produced, stored and disseminated. A few finger clicks on a keyboard can save time and many hours of search in libraries or shopping in stores. Online trademarks with an (e-) prefix such as e-library, e-business, e-health etc., are increasingly part of our daily professional vocabularies. However, the Internet has also produced multiple negative side effects, ranging from an unhealthy dependency to a dehumanization of human relationships. Fraudulent, unethical and scam practices are also flourishing through for example misleading online advertising methods. Some social and professional networks gather users' profiles for selling and advertising purposes, sometimes by making it technically difficult to unsubscribe. Here, I discuss some of these unethical aspects and propose some potential solutions to reduce them. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]Copyright of Science & Engineering Ethics is the property of Springer Science & Business Media B.V. and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This abstract may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full abstract. (Copyright applies to all Abstracts.)
NotesMoustafa, Khaled 1; Email Address:; Affiliation: 1: Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers, Paris France; Source Info: Feb2016, Vol. 22 Issue 1, p293; Subject Term: INTERNET; Subject Term: ADVERTISING; Subject Term: KEYBOARDS (Electronics); Subject Term: ONLINE shopping; Subject Term: ELECTRONIC commerce; Subject Term: DEHUMANIZATION; Author-Supplied Keyword: Advertising ethics; Author-Supplied Keyword: Internet misuse; Author-Supplied Keyword: Misleading advertisement; Author-Supplied Keyword: Misleading advertising; Author-Supplied Keyword: Online advertising; Author-Supplied Keyword: Professional network; Author-Supplied Keyword: Social network; NAICS/Industry Codes: 541890 Other Services Related to Advertising; NAICS/Industry Codes: 541850 Outdoor Advertising; NAICS/Industry Codes: 517110 Wired Telecommunications Carriers; NAICS/Industry Codes: 519130 Internet Publishing and Broadcasting and Web Search Portals; NAICS/Industry Codes: 334118 Computer Terminal and Other Computer Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing; NAICS/Industry Codes: 334110 Computer and peripheral equipment manufacturing; NAICS/Industry Codes: 454113 Mail-Order Houses; NAICS/Industry Codes: 454110 Electronic shopping and mail-order houses; NAICS/Industry Codes: 454111 Electronic Shopping; Number of Pages: 4p; Document Type: Article