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Editors: Cassie M. Evans
Book Description:
A blog is a type of website, usually maintained by an individual with regular entries of commentary, descriptions of events, or other material such as graphics or video. The term digital divide refers to the gap between people with effective access to digital and information technology and those with very limited or no access at all. It includes the imbalances in physical access to technology as well as the imbalances in resources and skills needed to effectively participate as a digital citizen. A digital library is a library in which collections are stored in digital formats. This book provides insight into the technologies provided by the internet such as blogging, digital libraries and the digital divide, which both enhance communication between certain individuals and limit others.

Table of Contents:
Preface pp.i-xii

The Science of Blogging: About Science, pp. 1-26
(Christine Redman, Melbourne Graduate School of Education, Science, Technology and ICT Education, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia)

A Hyperlink Study of Greek Political Blogs Communication Patterns, pp. 27-52
(Kostas Zafiropoulos, Vasiliki Vrana, Department of International and European Studies, University of Macedonia, and others)

Understanding the Academic Blogosphere: A Look into the Generic Tangle, pp. 53-70
(María José Luzón, Universidad de Zaragoza, Saragossa, Spain)

Blogging in Higher Education, pp. 71-82
(Patricia D. Wolf, Richard W. Smith, University of Maryland University College, Adelphi, Maryland, and others)

Librarians and Information Scientists Blogosphere: An Overview, pp. 83-94
(Noa Aharony, Department of Information Science, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel)

The Data Deluge: Opportunities for Research in Educational Digital Libraries, pp. 95-116
(Beijie Xu, Mimi Recker, Sherry Hsi, Department of Instructional Technology & Learning Sciences, Utah State University, Logan Utah, and others)

The Role of Family on Increasing Participation and Bridging the Digital Divide: Evidence from an E-Health Study, pp. 117-130
(Sally Lindsay, Simon Smith, Paul Bellaby, Bloorview Research Institute, Bloorview Kids Rehab, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and others)

Digital Outdistancing: Socio-Economic Status Differences in Use of the Internet: What Could it Mean for Health Disparities?, pp. 131-146
(Silje C. Wangberg, Norwegian Centre for Telemedicine, University Hospital of North Norway)

Shut up and Listen: The Influence of Selective Exposure to Blogs on Political Tolerance^, pp. 147-164
(Thomas J. Johnson, Shannon L. Bichard, Weiwu Zhang, Marshall and Sharleen Formby Regents Professor, College of Mass Communication
Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX 76409, and others)

Equity, Justice and the Digital Divide in a Pandemic, pp. 165-176
(Connal Lee, Flinders University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia)

Understanding “Serious Videogame” Storyline and Genre Preferences Related to Game Immersion among Low-Income Ethnically Diverse Urban and Rural Adolescents, pp. 177-188
(Victoria Thompson, The University of Texas, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA)

Increasing Unstructured Information Reuse, pp. 189-198
(Rogerio Atem de Carvalho, Ronaldo Amaral Santos, Vanderson Mota dos Santos, Information Systems Research Group (NSI), Instituto Federal Fluminense, Campos, Brazil)

Twitter: A productive and learning tool for the SMS generation, pp. 199-214
(Adelina Moura, Ana Amélia Carvalho, Institute of Education, University of Minho, Portugal)

Expert Commentary
Disability and the digital divide: Gaps and future directions, pp. 215-220
(Sally Lindsay, PhD, Scientist, Bloorview Research Institute, Bloorview Kids Rehab, Assistant Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, 150 Kilgour Road, Toronto, Ontario Canada M4G 1R8)

Index pp.221-230

   Series:
      Internet Theory, Technology and Applications
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2010
   Pages: 242, 7 x 10
   ISBN: 978-1-60741-824-5
   Status: AV
  
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