The Web: Still Connecting Us in Surprising Ways

chudnov, daniel
June 2011
Computers in Libraries;Jun2011, Vol. 31 Issue 5, p28
Trade Publication
The article contends that the Web still links people in surprising ways. The author admits that it was a surprise how well people can use the Web to connect in times of crisis. Through the Web, he claims to have heard about the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, the death of singer Michael Jackson, the uprising in Egypt, and the earthquake in New Zealand. The author also finds it surprising how poorly some Web applications can make connections for people, how such links can entangle people in knots, and how difficult these knots can be disentangled.


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