Web Search

Multidisciplinary Perspectives

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ISBN: 978-3-540-75828-0 (Print) 978-3-540-75829-7 (Online)

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xi

  2. Introduction

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      Pages 3-8

      Introduction

  3. Social, Cultural, and Philosophical Perspectives

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      Pages 11-34

      Through the Google Goggles: Sociopolitical Bias in Search Engine Design

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      Pages 35-50

      Reconsidering the Rhizome: A Textual Analysis of Web Search Engines as Gatekeepers of the Internet

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      Pages 51-65

      Exploring Gendered Notions: Gender, Job Hunting and Web Searches

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      Pages 67-76

      Searching Ethics: The Role of Search Engines in the Construction and Distribution of Knowledge

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      Pages 77-99

      The Gaze of the Perfect Search Engine: Google as an Infrastructure of Dataveillance

  4. Political, Legal, and Economic Perspectives

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      Pages 103-120

      Search Engine Liability for Copyright Infringement

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      Pages 121-133

      Search Engine Bias and the Demise of Search Engine Utopianism

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      Pages 135-149

      The Democratizing Effects of Search Engine Use: On Chance Exposures and Organizational Hubs

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      Pages 151-175

      ‘Googling’ Terrorists: Are Northern Irish Terrorists Visible on Internet Search Engines?

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      Pages 177-206

      The History of the Internet Search Engine: Navigational Media and the Traffic Commodity

  5. Information Behavior Perspectives

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      Pages 209-234

      Toward a Web Search Information Behavior Model

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      Pages 235-254

      Web Searching for Health: Theoretical Foundations and Connections to Health Related Outcomes

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      Pages 255-275

      Search Engines and Expertise about Global Issues: Well-defined Landscape or Undomesticated Wilderness?

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      Pages 277-307

      Conceptual Models for Search Engines

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      Pages 309-340

      Web Searching: A Quality Measurement Perspective

  6. Conclusion

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      Pages 343-347

      Conclusions and Further Research

  7. Back Matter

    Pages 349-351