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Invisible search and online search engines : the ubiquity of search in everyday life

Haider, Jutta (author.). Sundin, Olof, (author.).

Summary: Invisible Search and Online Search Engines considers the use of search engines in contemporary everyday life and the challenges this poses for media and information literacy. Looking for mediated information is mostly done online and arbitrated by the various tools and devices that people carry with them on a daily basis. Because of this, search engines have a significant impact on the structure of our lives, and personal and public memories. Haider and Sundin consider what this means for society, whilst also uniting research on information retrieval with research on how people actually look for and encounter information. Search engines are now one of society's key infrastructures for knowing and becoming informed. While their use is dispersed across myriads of social practices, where they have acquired close to naturalised positions, they are commercially and technically centralised. Arguing that search, searching, and search engines have become so widely used that we have stopped noticing them, Haider and Sundin consider what it means to be so reliant on this all-encompassing and increasingly invisible information infrastructure.

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  • ISBN: 9781138328600
  • ISBN: 113832860X
  • ISBN: 9781138328617
  • ISBN: 1138328618
  • ISBN: 9780429448546 (ebook)
  • ISBN: 9780429828010 (ePub ebook)
  • ISBN: 9780429828027 (PDF ebook)
  • ISBN: 9780429828003 (Mobipocket ebook)
  • Physical Description: print
    viii, 151 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon ; Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2019.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Perspectives on search -- The materialities of search -- Search in everyday life -- Search and media and information literacy -- Researching search and search as research.
Subject: Internet searching
Web search engines Social aspects
Information behavior
Computers and IT
Information behavior
Internet searching
Information Retrieval
06.70 cataloguing and indexing: general
Library & information sciences / Museology
Information technology: general issues
Internet guides & online services
Computer science
Computers and IT

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