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Web observatories: Gathering data for internet governance

Web observatories: Gathering data for internet governance
Web observatories: Gathering data for internet governance
In this chapter we argue that, while it is important to address various Internet governance issues at the protocol level (or design level), it is also critical to understand the affordances of Internet use for the interactions among stakeholders. For that, effective, ethical, and secure methods of gathering and sharing data will be required. In this chapter, we consider the challenges to creating and disseminating such methods and describe an architecture for that purpose, which we call the Web Observatory. While the Web Observatory is situated in the web context, using web protocols to organize data, its value for Internet governance stems from the importance of the web as the gateway to the use of the Internet. The architecture is designed to meet a set of technical, social, and legal challenges that will stand in the way of any kind of evidence-based Internet governance.
Web Science, web observatories, Internet governance
123-144
MIT Press
Hall, Wendy
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Madaan, Aastha
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O'Hara, Kieron
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DeNardis, Laura
Cogburn, Derrick L.
Levinson, Nanette S.
Musiani, Francesca
Hall, Wendy
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Madaan, Aastha
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O'Hara, Kieron
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DeNardis, Laura
Cogburn, Derrick L.
Levinson, Nanette S.
Musiani, Francesca

Hall, Wendy, Madaan, Aastha and O'Hara, Kieron (2020) Web observatories: Gathering data for internet governance. In, DeNardis, Laura, Cogburn, Derrick L., Levinson, Nanette S. and Musiani, Francesca (eds.) Researching Internet Governance: Methods, Frameworks, Futures. (Information Policy Series, , (doi:10.7551/mitpress/12400.003.0007)) Cambridge,MA. MIT Press, pp. 123-144. (doi:10.7551/mitpress/12400.003.0007).

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In this chapter we argue that, while it is important to address various Internet governance issues at the protocol level (or design level), it is also critical to understand the affordances of Internet use for the interactions among stakeholders. For that, effective, ethical, and secure methods of gathering and sharing data will be required. In this chapter, we consider the challenges to creating and disseminating such methods and describe an architecture for that purpose, which we call the Web Observatory. While the Web Observatory is situated in the web context, using web protocols to organize data, its value for Internet governance stems from the importance of the web as the gateway to the use of the Internet. The architecture is designed to meet a set of technical, social, and legal challenges that will stand in the way of any kind of evidence-based Internet governance.

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e-pub ahead of print date: 27 September 2020
Published date: 2020
Keywords: Web Science, web observatories, Internet governance

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Local EPrints ID: 444308
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/444308
PURE UUID: ccc04a5b-0d16-4346-a606-58766e46745b
ORCID for Wendy Hall: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-4327-7811
ORCID for Kieron O'Hara: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-9051-4456

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