A primer on the leading-edge Internet application areas (streaming multimedia, collaborative tools, Web databases) and key information policy issues (privacy, censorship, information quality, and more), Internet Issues and Applications serves as an overview of the forces-economic, legal, social, and technological-that are shaping the future of the Internet. Internet Issues and Applications will be essential to anyone interested in the evolution of the Internet and its impact on society, but especially to educators developing Internet-related courses. Contents: Part I: INTERNET ISSUES -Introduction -Health of the Internet -Censorship and the First Amendment -Anonymity, Privacy, and Security -Information Quality -Internet Commerce: A Global Marketspace -Distance Education: A Killer App? Part II: EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES -Streaming Audio -Streaming Video
Bert J. Dempsey is Assistant Professor in the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Paul Jones is director of UNC's MetaLab, a collaboration of the University of North Carolina's School of Information and Library Science, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, and Academic Technology and Networking.
Part 1 List of Figures Part 2 List of Tables Part 3 Internet Issues Chapter 4 1. Introduction Chapter 5 2. Health of the Internet Chapter 6 3. Censorship and the First Amendment Chapter 7 4. Anonymity, Privacy, and Security Chapter 8 5. Information Quality Chapter 9 6. Internet Commerce: A Global Marketplace Chapter 10 7. Distance Education: A Killer App? Part 11 Emerging Technologies Chapter 12 8. Streaming Audio Chapter 13 9. Streaming Video Part 14 About the Contributors