Information revolution
The term information revolution (sometimes called also the "informational revolution") describes current economic, social and technological trends beyond the Industrial Revolution.Many competing terms...
E-democracy
E-democracy (a combination of the words electronic and democracy), or internet democracy, incorporates 21st-century information and communications technology to promote democracy. That means a form of...
Anonymous (group)
Anonymous (used as a mass noun) is a loosely associated international network of activist and hacktivist entities. A website nominally associated with the group describes it as "an internet gathering"...
Digital citizen
A digital citizen refers to a person utilizing/using information technology (IT) in order to engage in society, politics, and government participation. K. Mossberger, et al. define digital citizens as...
Relational capital
Relational capital is one of the three primary components of intellectual capital, and is the value inherent in a company's relationships with its customers, vendors, and other important constituencie...
Information society
An information society is a society where the creation, distribution, use, integration and manipulation of information is a significant economic, political, and cultural activity. The aim of the infor...
Operation Tunisia
Operation Tunisia refers to the actions by internet group Anonymous during the Tunisian revolution.
In their traditional manner; Anonymous launched a series of DDoS attacks against government webs...
United Nations Information and Communication Technologies Task Force
The United Nations Information and Communication Technologies Task Force (UN ICT TF) was a multi-stakeholder initiative associated with the United Nations which is "intended to lend a truly global dim...
Electronic voting
Electronic voting (also known as e-voting) is voting using electronic systems to aid casting and counting votes.Electronic voting technology can include punched cards, optical scan voting systems and ...
Jan van Dijk
Jan A.G.M. van Dijk is a professor of sociology and communication science at the University of Twente, The Netherlands. He teaches and investigates the sociology of the information society and the soc...
Netizen
The term Netizen is a portmanteau of the English words Internet and citizen. It is defined as an entity or person actively involved in online communities and a user of the Internet, especially an avi...
Center for History and New Media
The Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media (CHNM) at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia was established by Roy Rosenzweig in 1994 to research and use digital media and information t...
Social information processing
Social information processing is "an activity through which collective human actions organize knowledge." It is the creation and processing of information by a group of people. As an academic field So...
Electracy
Electracy is a theory by Gregory Ulmer that describes the kind of skills and facility necessary to exploit the full communicative potential of new electronic media such as multimedia, hypermedia, soci...
Community informatics
Community informatics (CI), also known as community networking, electronic community networking, community-based technologies, community technology or grassroots computing refers to an emerging field ...
Knowledge society
A knowledge society generates, processes, shares and makes available to all members of the society knowledge that may be used to improve the human condition. A knowledge society differs from an infor...
Domestication theory
Domestication theory is an approach in science and technology studies and media studies that describes the processes by which innovations, especially new technology is 'tamed' or appropriated by its u...
World Summit on the Information Society
The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) was a pair of United Nations-sponsored conferences about information, communication and, in broad terms, the information society that took place in 2...
MIT Center for Collective Intelligence
The MIT Center for Collective Intelligence (CCI) is a research center at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, headed by Professor Thomas W. Malone, that focuses on the study of collective intell...
Evgeny Morozov
Evgeny Morozov (Russian: Евгений Морозов, Belarusian: Яўгені Марозаў) is a writer and researcher of Belarusian origin who studies political and social implications of technology. He is currently a...
Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media
The Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media (CHNM) at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia was established by Roy Rosenzweig in 1994 to research and use digital media and information t...
Digital Writing and Research Lab
The Digital Writing and Research Lab (DWRL) is a research lab at The University of Texas at Austin, USA, dedicated to the identification and promotion of twenty-first-century literacies. These literac...
Internet culture
Cyberculture or computer culture is the culture that has emerged, or is emerging, from the use of computer networks for communication, entertainment, and business. Internet culture is also the study o...
Chilling effect
In a legal context, a chilling effect is the inhibition or discouragement of the legitimate exercise of natural and legal rights by the threat of legal sanction. The right that is most often described...
Netizen Sentiment Index
Netizen Sentiment Index (abbreviated: NSI, Chinese:網絡民情指數) is a reflective index in tracking sentiments of netizens through their activities of engagement on the on-line platform, especially in consum...
Consent of the Networked
Consent of the Networked: The Worldwide Struggle for Internet Freedom is a book written by Rebecca MacKinnon and released in 2012. It discusses internet censorship and the ways in which companies whic...