Search engine society

TitleSearch engine society
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsHalavais, ACM
Series TitleDigital media and society series; Variation: Digital media and society series.
PublisherMalden, MA
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number9780745642147
Accession Number236321882
KeywordsGesellschaft. , information , Informationsgesellschaft. , Informationstechnik. , Kultursoziologie. , Moteurs , Soziologie. , Suchmaschine , Suchmaschine. , Technologie , Web
AbstractSearch engines have become a key part of our everyday lives, and this book seeks to look at how these technologies exist in a larger political, cultural, and economic environment, and how these outside influences affect how search engines are designed and used in a daily context. The author explores how search engines have changed how work, research and we address the world, as well as the extent to which political control of search engines, or the political influence of search engines, affect how they are used, misused, and regulated. The book also looks at how search engines have shapes our global information environment, and what they future might possibly bring.
NotesPolityill. ; 22 cm.Introduction -- 1: Engines -- 2: Searching -- 3: Attention -- 4: Knowledge and democracy -- 5: Censorship -- 6: Privacy -- 7: Social search -- 8: Future finding -- Notes -- Glossary -- Bibliography -- Index.Publisher descriptionhttp://www.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0910/2009277722-d.htmlTable of contents onlyhttp://www.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0910/2009277722-t.htmlIncludes bibliographical references (p. 200-225) and index.National bibliography no: GBA9C1874 Other format available: Online version:; Halavais, Alexander M. Campbell.; Search engine society.; Cambridge ; Malden, MA : Polity, 2009; Online version:; Halavais, Alexander M. Campbell.; Search engine society.; Cambridge ; Malden, MA : Polity, 2009Alexander Halavais. More Records: Show record informationInternet resource (url)Book; Internet Resource Date of Entry: 20090407
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