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Within the developed world, much of society experiences political, economic, and cultural life through a set of communication technologies barely older than many citizens. Society Online: The Internet in Context examines how new media technologies have not simply diffused across society, but how they have rapidly and deeply become embedded in our organizations and institutions. Society Online is not exclusively devoted to a particular technology, or specifically the Internet, but to a range of technologies and technological possibilities labeled "new media." Rather than trying to cover every possible topic relating to new communication technologies, this unique text is organized by how these new technologies mediate the community, political, economic, personal, and global spheres of our social lives. Editors Philip N. Howard and Steve Jones explore ...

Crisis Communication and New Media: The Web after September 11
Crisis communication and new media: The web after september 11
Steven M.Schneider, State University of New York Institute of Technology
Kirsten A.Foot, University of Washington

The terrorist attacks in the United States on September 11, 2001, stimulated intense and widespread reactions by many around the world. Both the online and offline press carried stories about Web activity during the hours, days, and weeks after the attacks. Hu and Sandoval (2001) were among the first to report on the increased traffic and resultant slowdowns in access to some Web sites produced by news organizations, government entities (e.g., Federal Bureau of Investigation, Pentagon), and airlines on September 11. However, the increased traffic to these high-profile sites was only the tip ...

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