Networks, the Internet, and Cloud Computing

Internet

Different business models have evolved for providing information on the Internet, including search engines, which make money from advertising; subscription web sites; and free web sites which drive off-line sales. Scholars examine the evolution of this marketplace and its implications for content providers and businesses.

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Fact Sheets

Social Networking

Social networking websites are places on the Internet where people can connect with those who share their interests. Additionally, they can function as economic “platforms” that serve different groups of many users, including consumers, advertisers, game developers, and others. 

Privacy and Consumers

There are a number of privacy issues related to how online companies collect, store, use and share personally identifiable information; and how consumers are informed about what is done with their information online.

Search Engines, Advertising, and Auctions

Search engines – such as Google, Yahoo, Bing, and a variety of other smaller search engines – help users find what they are looking for online by finding web pages that match user-entered keywords. Search engines are free to users, but typically earn revenue through paid advertising.

TAP Blog

Google Isn't Required To De-Index Negative Ripoff Report

Santa Clara University law professor Eric Goldman examines the Fakhrian v. Google Inc. case which pits a request for removal of defamatory content against Section 230 and the First Amendment.

Eric Goldman

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SXSW Highlights Bright and Dark Tech Futures

"Technology now has such power that it might be time to think about a code of practice. What is an acceptable failure rate for a policing algorithm?" — Kate Crawford, Principal Researcher, Microsoft Research

Kate Crawford
Computerworld
March 15, 2016

Featured Article

Ideological Segregation Online and Offline

Measures the degree of ideological segregation in the market for online news and compares this to other news sources.

By: Jesse Shapiro, Matthew Gentzkow