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(re) configuring the web user in the digital economy

Tinati, Ramine, Pope, Catherine, Halford, Susan and Carr, Leslie (2010) (re) configuring the web user in the digital economy At Digital Futures 2010: Digital Economy All Hands Meeting, United Kingdom. 11 - 12 Oct 2010.

Record type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)


The role of ‘the user’ is critical to the development of Web Science, a discipline that seeks to promote a multi-disciplinary understanding of the Web with regards to its evolution and its future. In this paper, we address the formulation of ‘the user’ has in computer science and social science. Our aim is to explore how we might bring these different perspectives closer together to enhance our understanding of users, and hence to improve our ability to innovate new kinds of Web environment and, ultimately, a Web-enhanced society. At one level we can see the Web as simply a computer system ‘writ large’ such that an improved understanding of the user would be beneficial to technologists and sociologists alike. However, we suggest that the scale, scope and impact of the Web mean that we need to consider a new approach to understanding its users and usage.

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Published date: 11 October 2010
Additional Information: Event Dates: 11-12 October 2010
Venue - Dates: Digital Futures 2010: Digital Economy All Hands Meeting, United Kingdom, 2010-10-11 - 2010-10-12
Keywords: web science, co-constitution, Socio-Technical perspectives, design, Human Factors
Organisations: Web & Internet Science, Electronics & Computer Science


Local EPrints ID: 271622
PURE UUID: af15b3f9-ec7a-4496-9251-c71197e5118c
ORCID for Catherine Pope: ORCID iD
ORCID for Leslie Carr: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 11 Oct 2010 10:29
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 06:40

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Author: Ramine Tinati
Author: Catherine Pope ORCID iD
Author: Susan Halford
Author: Leslie Carr ORCID iD

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