Understanding the Web describes the growth and development of the World Wide Web as a communications medium since its inception. Students and teachers will find groundbreaking information in this book. General readers who are interested in the changes being engendered in society and in daily life by the Internet will find the book both readable and enlightening.
The contributors focus, within their areas of expertise, on how the social, political, and economic aspects of the World Wide Web will impact individuals, groups, nations, and the world. To date, no other book has examined the Web's powerful influences or its effects on society.