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.” (Josef Kolbitsch and Hermann Maurer – Journal of Universal Computer Science 12.2)

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