The Internet as Hyperbole: A Critical Examination of Adoption Rates

Hannemyr, Gisle (2003). The Internet as Hyperbole: A Critical Examination of Adoption Rates. The Information Society. 19:2, pp 111-121, April-June 2003.

Abstract: 
It seems to be a generally accepted belief that the adoption rate of the Internet has exceeded that of earlier mass communication technologies by several magnitudes. This article reviews the historic data related to some of these technologies, draws on actor-network theory as a framework for interpreting such data, traces the transformations and translation of this data throughout the public, political, and scientific discourse, and discusses the use of "facts" in modern society.
List of authors: 
Hannemyr, Gisle
Year of publication: 
2003
Journal/conference/book: 
The Information Society
Volume and issue: 
19:2
Pages: 
111-121
DOI: 
10.1080/01972240309459
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