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The Ever Evolving Web: the Power of Networks

The Ever Evolving Web: the Power of Networks
The Ever Evolving Web: the Power of Networks
In this paper we consider the Web as a network of networks and reflect on its evolution, firstly by analyzing the reasons why it became the first truly ubiquitous hypertext system against all competitors and secondly by looking at how it has evolved from a network of linked documents to a system that facilitates social networking on a scale previously unimaginable and how it will evolve in the future as a network of linked data and beyond. The study of the Web—its evolution and its impact on society, on business and on government—is referred to as Web Science. We consider some of the major challenges of Web Science and discuss possible Web worlds of the future.
1932-8036
651-664
Hall, Wendy
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Hall, Wendy
11f7f8db-854c-4481-b1ae-721a51d8790c

Hall, Wendy (2011) The Ever Evolving Web: the Power of Networks. International Journal of Communication, 5, 651-664.

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In this paper we consider the Web as a network of networks and reflect on its evolution, firstly by analyzing the reasons why it became the first truly ubiquitous hypertext system against all competitors and secondly by looking at how it has evolved from a network of linked documents to a system that facilitates social networking on a scale previously unimaginable and how it will evolve in the future as a network of linked data and beyond. The study of the Web—its evolution and its impact on society, on business and on government—is referred to as Web Science. We consider some of the major challenges of Web Science and discuss possible Web worlds of the future.

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Published date: 2011
Organisations: Electronics & Computer Science

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Local EPrints ID: 272374
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/272374
ISSN: 1932-8036
PURE UUID: d96c314f-5c4e-4c2a-8324-0d620db44495
ORCID for Wendy Hall: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-4327-7811

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Date deposited: 31 May 2011 12:49
Last modified: 15 Sep 2021 01:34

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