Search engines have become a key part of our everyday lives. Yet while much has been written about how to use search engines and how they can be. Search engines have become a key part of our everyday lives. Alexander Halavais is a social architect, interested in ways of helping form a culture of creativity. This timely new edition of Search Engine Society enlightens readers on the Alexander Halavais is Associate Professor of Social Technologies at Arizona State.
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This is situated within a wider discussion of information retrieval histories from the Library of Babylon onwards — and touches on recent moves into geospatial, mobile, social and semantic search. Would you like to change to the site? Blogging Jill Walker Rettberg. In this context it is not surprising that search engine advertising accounts for the majority of online advertising spend. Other books in this series. This book is a must-read for those who wish to understand the future of the social internet and how search shapes it.
The book closes with a roundup of the possibilities of future search and the factors that will influence that, from increasing digitisation of material to improved mapping and the possibilities of RFID tags which makes objects a part of the web too. Sociable Search Chapter 4: Search Engine Society takes a critical look at search engines, how they work, the techniques used to manipulate them — from gaining better rankings to censorship, and the implications for privacy and democracy.
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Search Engine Society Alexander Halavais. It’s clear, well organized, accessible, and deep. Account Options Sign in.
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Search engines have become a key part of our everyday lives. Halavais manages to acknowledge the dominance of Google without being distracted by it, and gives due attention to non-Western tools and services not commonly seen as search tools. I’m excited to see this new and updated edition. It provides an introduction to the social place of the search engine and addresses crucial questions such as: This timely new edition of Search Engine Society enlightens readers on the forms of bias that algorithms introduce into our knowledge and social spaces, drawing on recent changes to technology, industries, policies, and research.
It’s clear, well organized, accessible, and deep.
It was already the definitive statement on the place and power of search in digital society, and the questions he so presciently raised almost a decade ago, about the impact of search engines on commerce, knowledge, and politics, are only more pressing today.
He avoids the pitfalls of technological determinism and manages to distinguish between top-down domination and bottom-up diversity. To that, he has now addressed recent innovations in search technology, the public and political prominence of Google, Facebook as a kind of search engine, and the enormous public and scholarly concern around algorithms, data, and machine learning – for which search is a central concern.
Notify me of new comments via email. Media Work Mark Deuze. This book is a must-read for those who wish to understand the future of the social internet and how search shapes it.
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We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. To what extent do politics shape search, and does search shape politics? Halavais is keen to highlight that division is nothing new: He explains lucidly what is at stake in the emerging ‘Search Engine Society’.
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