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Ins Netz gegangen? Google-Kulturen global /
  Caught in the Net? Global Google-Cultures

 

Ins Netz gegangen. Google-Kulturen global. Einführung

Caroline Y. Robertson-von Trotha

 

Unbestreitbar hat das Internet unser Leben weitgehend verändert. Über das, was gut oder weniger gut ist, wollen wir intensiv diskutieren und konstruktiv streiten – sicherlich auch dann besonders streiten, wenn es um die Frage nach der Notwendigkeit von regelnden Maßnahmen für das Netz geht – aber auch hinsichtlich der Frage, ob Hyperbeschleunigung
und Hyperkonnektivität uns immer gut tut.

 

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Is Web 2.0 Destroying Our Values?

Andrew Keen

 

The essence of citizenship is of course knowing about the world, but the essence of citizenship is also being able to shield ones opinions, ones views, who one votes for, from the world. There no doubt will be networks eventually that will reveal who we are voting for. Indeed, I can guarantee you that if you add all this personal information that we are collating on the Internet, it will be very easy for advertising and marketing firms and indeed governments to determine who we are voting for. Ideology is transparent when we reveal ourselves, when we know our lifestyle and our friends. What will this do to democracy, what will this do to citizenship?

 

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The Society of the Query and the Googlisation of Our Lifes

Geert Lovink

 

A spectre haunts the world’s intellectual elites: information overload. Ordinary people have hijacked strategic resources and are clogging up once carefully policed media channels. Before the Internet, the mandarin classes rested on the idea that they could separate ‘idle talk’ from ‘knowledge’. With the rise of Internet search engines it is no longer possible to distinguish between patrician insights and plebeian gossip. The distinction between high and low, and their co-mingling on occasions of carnival, belong to a bygone era and should no longer concern us. Nowadays an altogether new phenomenon is causing alarm: search engines rank according to popularity, not truth. Search is the way we now live.

 

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Welche ,digitale Gesellschaft‘ wollen wir?

Axel E. Fischer und Kai M. Bickel

 

Sind die Regeln und deren Fortentwicklung im physischen Handel mit Gütern lange erprobt, betreten wir im digitalen Bereich vielfach Neuland. Strittig sind schon die Ziele der weiteren Netzentwicklung, um die Regierungen, Unternehmen, Verbände und andere Beteiligte intensiv ringen: Soll das Internet als Netzwerk der Netzwerke ein multipolares System vielfältiger Angebote aus unterschiedlichen Kulturen werden, die miteinander kommunizieren? Will man eine globale Weltinternetgesellschaft mit ähnlichen bzw. gleichen Werten als Weltleitkultur, mit angeglichenen Lebensbedingungen und Konsumstrukturen weltweit?

 

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Axel E. Fischer
Kai M. Bickel

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Das Internet – Zwischen Netzfreiheit, Wikileaks und Cyberwar

Rainer Stentzel

 

Bei allen Chancen, die das Internet bietet und allen Risiken, die es birgt: Wir befinden uns online weder im Paradies noch auf dem Schlachtfeld. Das Internet ist Teil unserer realen Welt. Es gelten die gleichen Wertmaßstäbe und es gibt eigentlich wenig Anzeichen dafür, dass sich diese allein aufgrund des Internets radikal und eruptiv verschieben. Wir haben in unserer Gesellschaft ein stabiles Grundverständnis von Freiheit und Privatheit, von Transparenz und Vertraulichkeit sowie von Krieg und Frieden. Bei näherer Betrachtung sollte dies im Internet nicht anders sein. Allerdings müssen wir unser Bewusstsein im digitalen Zeitalter schärfen. Der Fall WikiLeaks ist hierfür durchaus exemplarisch.

 

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Thinking About How to Think About Cybersecurity

Richard J. Harknett 

 

The following reflection offers one base formulation to guide such thinking about how to think about cyberspace and it is predicated on the assumption that all of the sociological, economic, and political implications of ‘the Net’ ultimately are shaped by the dynamics of cybersecurity. If we cannot feel secure in our financial transactions, in sustaining our critical infrastructures, and in maintaining our personal identities, this wonderfully exciting new world will be susceptible to collapse. Since we are early into the evolution of the Internet, all we can empirically consider are trends, and the trends are not positive in this regard.

 

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Tatort Internet – Herausforderung für Politik, Bildung & Erziehung

Catarina Katzer

 

Vor dem Hintergrund, dass das Internet von einem sehr jungen Publikum täglich genutzt wird und die Bedeutung des Netzlebens für diese jungen User stetig wächst, ist das Internet in Zukunft auch als Bildungs- und Sozialisationsmedium kritisch zu betrachten, z. B. die sich aus medienethischer Sicht ergebenden Konsequenzen für die Vermittlung von Normen und Werten unserer Gesellschaft oder die Veränderung der Täter-Opfer-Situation durch die Verübung der Taten im Netz.

 

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Reima Suomi Social Networks and Their Effects on the Offline World

Reima Vesa Suomi

 

In networks, things begin to happen that none of us can expect or foresee, and these events start to take on a life of their own, at least to some extent. In this article we highlight some of the expected and unexpected changes the Internet – and social media in particular – has brought to our lives.

 

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Mina Al-Lami[Undercover] Jihadists Invite You to Be Friends on Facebook: the Challenge of Clandestine Cells

Mina Al-Lami

 

Social networking has been phenomenal in connecting people, communicating information and ideas, disseminating material, and mobilising publics. One only has to look at the Arab Spring to see how social media has been utilised to break information siege, organise efforts, and mobilise publics. Such potential has not escaped the minds of jihadists who are constantly looking for new ways to connect, communicate, and recruit. Facebook in particular has been a recurrent target for jihadist propagation and recruitment efforts. No wonder given its popularity and global reach. With operational blunders that saw the failure of their first endeavour late 2008, a year later jihadists learned their lesson and completely revised their ‘Facebook invasion’ strategy in a way that would overcome surveillance and detection.

 

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Hr. ChengThe Chinese Authorities‘ Control of the Internet and the Challenge of Democratisation

Joseph Cheng

 

As the most significant invention in the twentieth century, the Internet has important influence on our life and the world we live in. To the Chinese authorities which exercise strict control over information flow and the public discourse, the Internet is a double-edged sword. How the Chinese leadership responds to the challenge of the Internet has become a serious concern on the part of the international community, especially human rights groups and academics.

 

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Hr. Yalpani#iranelection: The Revolution Will Not Be Twittered

Kuros Yalpani

 

The demonstrations and protests following the disputed June 12, 2009 presidential elections in Iran, as a result of which Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was declared the winner, introduced the term ‘Twitter Revolution’ perhaps for the first time in popular culture. During the protests, media outlets like CNN and BBC frequently propagated the term often citing sources from Twitter, partly because of restrictions placed by the Iranian government on the activities of their reporters and partly in order to capitalise on the popularity of so-called social networks and new media technologies among their diminishing viewer base. As a result there is an impression in popular culture that social networks are significant agents in promoting social change and democracy in Iran and in recent times in Arab countries.

 

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