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

Author
Okin, J. R. [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Εdition
1st Ironbound Press ed.
Published/​Created
Winter Harbor, Me. : Ironbound Press, 2005.
Description
xvi, 350 p. ; 24 cm.

Details

Subject(s)
Bibliographic references
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.
ISBN
  • 0976385740 (cloth)
  • 9780976385745 (cloth)
  • 0976385732 (pbk.)
  • 9780976385738 (pbk.)
LCCN
2005925936
OCLC
62615650
RCP
N - O