The Internet on Earth: a Geography of Information provides the first systematic treatment for the geography of information and the Internet in light of information technology.
This book provides readers with the contexts and basic notions of information and Internet geography, and then considers the major phases of its dimensions and operations through technology, production, contents, transmission, the media and consumption of information. A unique book in several ways, The Internet on Earth: a Geography of Information:
- Presents readers with international, national, and urban data for various aspects of the Internet and information at large.
- Highlights geographical differences for many aspects of the Internet industry, as well as identifying leading cities and countries in information technology, information production, and information consumption.
- Addresses the interrelationships between information and information technology, as well as those between information and knowledge, notably within the context of the Internet.
Information and Knowledge
The Information Society
The Information Economy
The Scope of Information Geography
Information and Technology
Technology and Flows
Information Technology Regions
Information Volumes and Origins
The Internet: Evolution and Structure
A Conceptual Framework for Information Production
Ranking Urban Centers of Information Production
Global Centers: New York and Los Angeles
IT R&D Information Production
Content Demand and Location
Capital as Information
E–Commerce and Location
The Internet Backbones
US Leadership in Telecommunications
The Digital Divide
Social Uses of the Internet
Internet Consumption in Cities
Use and Location
Geography of Information