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Web Science Big Wins: Information Big Bang & Fundamental Constants

Web Science Big Wins: Information Big Bang & Fundamental Constants
Web Science Big Wins: Information Big Bang & Fundamental Constants
We take for granted a Web that provides free and unrestricted information exchange, but the Web is under pressure to change in order to respond to issues of security, commerce, criminality, privacy. Web Science needs to explain how the Web impacts society and predict the outcomes of proposed changes to Web infrastructure on business and society. Using the analogy of the Big Bang, this presentation describes how the Web spread the conditions of its initial creation throughout the whole of society as it underwent an initial inflationary phase. Consequently, the assumption of the open exchange of information (found in an academic physics research laboratory) is now being imposed on the rest of society. Do open access, open data, the Scientific and Creative commons offer a beneficial opportunity, or a dangerous cul-de-sac?
open access, web science, #RSwebsci
Carr, Les
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Carr, Les
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Carr, Les (2010) Web Science Big Wins: Information Big Bang & Fundamental Constants. At Satellite Meeting of the Royal Society Discussion Meeting ‘Web Science: A New Frontier’ Satellite Meeting of the Royal Society Discussion Meeting ‘Web Science: A New Frontier’, United Kingdom. (In Press)

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Abstract

We take for granted a Web that provides free and unrestricted information exchange, but the Web is under pressure to change in order to respond to issues of security, commerce, criminality, privacy. Web Science needs to explain how the Web impacts society and predict the outcomes of proposed changes to Web infrastructure on business and society. Using the analogy of the Big Bang, this presentation describes how the Web spread the conditions of its initial creation throughout the whole of society as it underwent an initial inflationary phase. Consequently, the assumption of the open exchange of information (found in an academic physics research laboratory) is now being imposed on the rest of society. Do open access, open data, the Scientific and Creative commons offer a beneficial opportunity, or a dangerous cul-de-sac?

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Accepted/In Press date: September 2010
Additional Information: Event Dates: 29/30th September 2010
Venue - Dates: Satellite Meeting of the Royal Society Discussion Meeting ‘Web Science: A New Frontier’, United Kingdom, 2010-09-30
Keywords: open access, web science, #RSwebsci
Organisations: Web & Internet Science

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Local EPrints ID: 271605
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/271605
PURE UUID: d697a172-e243-4c4e-843a-93d40511a428
ORCID for Les Carr: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-2113-9680

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Date deposited: 29 Sep 2010 08:43
Last modified: 06 Jun 2018 13:19

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