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.

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Rushdie Runs Afoul of Web’s Real-Name Police

Chris Hoofnagle
Source: The New York Times
November 14, 2011

Report Finds Internet Anti-Trackers Insufficient

Lorrie Faith Cranor
Source: 90.5 Essential Public Radio (Pittsburgh)
November 8, 2011

Regulators Say Social Network Violated Child Privacy Law

danah boyd
Source: Herald-Tribune (Sarasota, FL)
November 8, 2011

Face-ID Tools Pose New Risk

Alessandro Acquisti
Source: Wall Street Journal
August 1, 2011

Protect Your Privacy Online

Alessandro Acquisti
Source: Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine
June 1, 2011
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Is Digital Media Pulling Us Apart?

Stanford economist Matthew Gentzkow presents his findings that deactivating Facebook leaves people less informed but happier.

Matthew Gentzkow

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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. 

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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