Networks, the Internet, and Cloud Computing

Internet

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.

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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. 

Privacy and Consumers

There are a number of privacy issues related to how online companies collect, store, use and share personally identifiable information; and how consumers are informed about what is done with their information online.

Search Engines, Advertising, and Auctions

Search engines – such as Google, Yahoo, Bing, and a variety of other smaller search engines – help users find what they are looking for online by finding web pages that match user-entered keywords. Search engines are free to users, but typically earn revenue through paid advertising.

TAP Blog

Jonathan Zittrain Discusses His Thoughts on How Tech Can Be Governed

Harvard law professor and cyberlaw expert Jonathan Zittrain discusses the challenges of governing artificial intelligence technology during a Berkman Klein Center luncheon talk.

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Top Research Websites, Search Engines, and a Research Choice Menu for K-12 Students

"Television didn’t transform education. Neither will the internet. But it will be another tool for teachers to use in their effort to reach students in the classroom." — John Palfrey, Head of School, Phillips Academy

John Palfrey
Tech & Learning
July 17, 2019

Featured Article

Internet Architecture and Innovation

This book analyzes the architecture of the internet, how it fosters innovation, and what that suggests for the future.

By: Barbara van Schewick