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The Transformation of the Web: How Emerging Communities Shape the Information we Consume

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The Transformation of the Web: How Emerging Communities Shape the Information we Consume
: To date, one of the main aims of the World Wide Web has been to provide users with information. In addition to private homepages, large professional information providers, including news services, companies, and other organisations have set up web-sites. With the development and advance of recent technologies such as wikis, blogs, podcasting and file sharing this model is challenged and community-driven services are gaining influence rapidly. These new paradigms obliterate the clear distinction between information providers and consumers. The lines between producers and consumers are blurred even more by services such as Wikipedia, where every reader can become an author, instantly. This paper presents an overview of a broad selection of current technologies and services: blogs, wikis including Wikipedia and Wikinews, social networks such as Friendster and Orkut as well as related social services like del.icio.us, file sharing tools such as Flickr, and podcasting. These services enab...
Josef Kolbitsch, Hermann A. Maurer
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Type Journal
Year 2006
Where JUCS
Authors Josef Kolbitsch, Hermann A. Maurer
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