Choosing our science

David Millard, Weigang Wang

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    Abstract

    Web Science which is a new discipline that is concerned with the study of the Web and one's behavior on it is discussed. Web Science draws on a wide range of traditional disciplines (such as sociology, economics, and law) to understand, model, and predict the Web's impact on the lives and societies. The aim is to better guide new developments in both technology and policy. There was a great deal of interest from participants about the idea of Web Science. A key focus for Web Science in-the-small is to explore the relationship between people and knowledge, in particular the human-knowledge interface, and people's ability to create and manipulate sophisticated knowledge structures either individually or as a community. Hypertext research is naturally growing and evolving to reflect the pervasiveness of the Web and to take advantage of a changing interdisciplinary scientific culture.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)3-8
    Number of pages5
    JournalNew Review of Hypermedia and Multimedia
    Volume16
    Issue number1-2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Apr 2010

    Keywords

    • Hypertext
    • Web science

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