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Web History and the Web as a Historical Source

  • The web and tomorrow’s historiography. Since the 1990s the world wide web (or simply, the web) has been an integral and important part of the communicative infrastructure of modern societies. On the one hand the web has developed as a new medium in its own right, in continuation of other media types such as newspapers, film, radio and television. On the other hand, the web has been intimately entangled in the social, cultural and political life taking place outside of the web. For example, within the realm of politics the web has been essential for the extreme left and right since the mid 1990s (as a platform for discussion and mobilisation as well as for the diffusion of political ideas). And in everyday life an important part of modern youth culture has for a number of years been closely connected to such web phenomena as YouTube, Facebook and Twitter.

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Author:Niels Brügger
Parent Title (English):Zeithistorische Forschungen – Studies in Contemporary History
Publisher:ZZF – Centre for Contemporary History: Zeithistorische Forschungen
Place of publication:Potsdam
Document Type:Journal Article
Date of Publication (online):2012/09/07
Date of first Publication:2012/09/07
Release Date:2019/08/21
Volume Number:9
First Page:316
Last Page:325
ZZF Chronological-Classification:2000er
21. Jahrhundert
ZZF Regional-Classification:ohne regionalen Schwerpunkt
ZZF Topic-Classification:Kommunikation
Digital Humanities
Portal:Zeithistorische Forschungen
Zeithistorische Forschungen: Originalbeiträge:2 / 2012 Computerisierung und Informationsgesellschaft
Licence (German):License LogoZZF - Clio Lizenz