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The Information Society Revisited
The information society revisited
Frank Webster

The term ‘information society’ is widely used both inside academia and in the wider society. One has but to pick up the newspapers or turn on the television to encounter references to a new information age, or to browse the shelves of bookshops to come across titles displaying the words. There are several reasons why this should be so, but most prominent amongst them is surely the prevalence of information itself in the present era. There is simply a very great deal more information about than hitherto: perhaps most obviously in an explosion of media and media products (from cable TV channels to compact disk records, from mobile telephones to the Internet), but also importantly in ...

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