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Author Okin, J. R.

Title The information revolution : the not-for-dummies guide to the history, technology, and use of the World Wide Web / J.R. Okin.

Imprint Winter Harbor, Me. : Ironbound Press, 2005.


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 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  004.678 Ok3i 2005    ---  Available
Edition 1st Ironbound Press ed.
Description xvi, 350 p. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 335-336) and index.
Contents The pre-Web Internet and information management. Waiting for the Web's arrival ; The history of hypertext ; Information management and the Internet. -- The Web is born. A working definition of the Web ; Tim Berners-Lee and a short history of the Web ; Web history details ; The Web is formed ; The Web is discovered ; The Web spins threads of control. -- The mechanics of the Web. The building blocks of the Web ; The applications of the Web. -- The information Web. Finding information ; Storing and representing information ; Automating the discovery and protection of information. -- The multimedia Web. Publications ; Audio ; Video ; Multimedia built for the Web: Applets, Flash, and 3D. -- The business Web. Web business successes ; Web business failures ; Businesses that build and support the Web. -- The people Web. There is no place like home: Web home pages ; In search of publicity: public people on the Web ; In search of work: job hunting ; In search of love: Web dating ; In search of family: Web genealogy ; The quest for self expression: blogs and blogging. -- The shadow Web. Web banners: advertisements that track our movements ; Web logs: files that record our movements ; Web bugs: code that captures our actions ; Affiliate management: organizations that live off our movements ; Data mining: operations that turn our data into gold. -- The semantic Web. Representing information: metadata, RDF, and XML ; Discovering information: navigating the semantic Web ; Trusting information: the Web of trust ; The big (semantic Web) picture. -- Appendix A: Milestones, netiquette, and jargon. World Wide Web milestones ; Netiquette ; Common Internet jargon.
Subject Internet.
Internet -- History.
Internet -- Social aspects.
World Wide Web.
ISBN 0976385740 (cloth)
0976385732 (pbk)
Standard No. YDXCP 2265470

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