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Theorising web 3.0 : ICTs in a changing society

Kreps, DGP and Kimppa, K 2015, 'Theorising web 3.0 : ICTs in a changing society' , Information Technology and People, 28 (4) , pp. 726-741.

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Purpose: In this Editorial introduction the broad phases of web development – the read-only Web 1.0, the read-write Web 2.0, and the collaborative and Internet of Things Web 3.0 – are examined for the theoretical lenses through which they have been understood and critiqued. Design/Methodology/Approach: This is a conceptual piece, in the tradition of drawing on theorising from outside the Information Systems field, to shed light on developments in ICTs. Findings: Along with a summary of approaches to Webs 1.0 and 2.0, the Editors contend that a more complex and post-structuralist theoretical approach to the notion of, and the phenomenon of Web 3.0, offers a more interesting and appropriate theoretical grounding for understanding its particularities. Value: The discussion presages five further papers engaged with ICTs in a changing society, each of which similarly addresses novel theoretical understandings.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is the Editorial written by the Guest Editors of the Special Issue on ICTs and a Changing Society
Uncontrolled Keywords: Information systems, Web 2.0 theory, Web 3.0 theory
Themes: Media, Digital Technology and the Creative Economy
Schools: Schools > Salford Business School > Business and Management Research Centre
Journal or Publication Title: Information Technology and People
Publisher: Emerald
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0959-3845
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Funders: Non funded research
Depositing User: Dr DGP Kreps
Date Deposited: 28 Sep 2015 15:58
Last Modified: 10 Nov 2015 12:33

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