Introduction: The Potential of the Internet Revisited
GB : Oxford University Press
210 - 225 p.
Internet, Global media, Political problems
In the space of little more than a decade the Internet has moved from the preserve of computer geeks and academics to becoming a global media of central concern for political actors and government policy makers and the public. Barely a day goes by without the Internet being declared as a panacea to a host of social and political problems or, alternatively, being held responsible for the promotion of pornography, racism and terrorism. [Article's first paragraph]