Networks, the Internet, and Cloud Computing


Different business models have evolved for providing information on the Internet, including search engines, which make money from advertising; subscription web sites; and free web sites which drive off-line sales. Scholars examine the evolution of this marketplace and its implications for content providers and businesses.

Fact Sheets

Social Networking

Social networking websites are places on the Internet where people can connect with those who share their interests. Additionally, they can function as economic “platforms” that serve different groups of many users, including consumers, advertisers, game developers, and others. 

TAP Blog

What Does the Facebook Experiment Teach Us?

danah boyd, Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research, examines the dominant reactions to Facebook’s mood manipulation experiment.

danah boyd


At Times, Netflix Movies Make Up a Third of Traffic

"We don't say the electricity companies should be charging the air conditioning producers for the fact that they create all this demand for electricity." — Barbara van Schewick, Professor, Stanford University

Barbara van Schewick
National Public Radio’s Marketplace
May 15, 2014