Notes For The History Of Cyberspace

from the record-everything dept

There’s been a lot of discussion about the fleeting nature of websites, and how there isn’t necessarily much of an archive of what was on the web yesterday (though, Brewster Khale and the Wayback Machine are working on that issue). However, as this Newsweek article points out, there may be no other medium in history that is subject to so much scrutiny from researchers trying to record exactly how people are using it. The article focuses mainly on what the Pew Internet and American Life Project has been finding – and brings up some interesting points about how the internet has continued to grow as a social medium, while it’s struggled (in many ways) as a commercial one.

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