Cyberscience 2.0 – Research in the Age of Digital Social Networks

Michael NENTWICH, Institute of Technology Assessment (ITA/OeAW) and
René KÖNIG, Institute of Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis (ITAS/KIT), 2012

At the start of the twenty-first century, the Internet was already perceived to have fundamentally changed the landscape for research. With its opportunities for digital networking, novel publication schemes, and new communication formats, the web was a game-changer for how research was done as well as what came after—the dissemination and discussion of results. Addressing the seismic shifts of the past ten years, Cyberscience 2.0 examines the consequences of the arrival of social media and the increasing dominance of big Internet players, such as Google, for science and research, particularly in the realms of organization and communication.

Series: Interaktiva – Schriftenreihe des Zentums für Medien und Interaktivität, Gießen, Vol.11
ISBN 978-3-593-39518-0
EAN 9783593395180
237 pages, 23 fig., partly coloured