Internet-based Communication

Title: Internet-based Communication
Authors: Ulli Waltinger and Alexa Breuing
Pub/Conf:  Handbook of Applied Linguistics. Mehler A, Romary L, Gibbon D (Eds);Technical Communication Berlin/New York: Mouton de Gruyter. 2012

Today, internet-based communication encompasses a broad range of media services and technologies. While its architecture is still based on the traditional client-server model, its associated principles of communication and information are affected by the rising web-based communication technologies from the area of the Web 2.0 and the Semantic Web. The current developments within the web have significantly stimulated many people to become involved in web-based communication. Accordingly, the web has changed from a medium for passive consumers to a network of active users who communicate via social networks, contribute to online communities, write weblogs, and publish podcasts. This survey chapter focuses on web-based technologies for human-human communication, with a special emphasis on rising technologies and applications. It reviews the principles of communication technologies within the Web 2.0 and the Semantic Web and provides an overview of existing applications of recent webbased communication techniques.



  author       = {Waltinger, Ulli and Breuing, Alexa},
  editor       = {Alexander Mehler and Laurent Romary and Dafydd Gibbon},
  language     = {English},
  publisher    = {Mouton de Gruyter},
  series       = {Handbook of Applied Linguistics},
  title        = {Internet-based Communication},
  volume       = {Technical Communication},
  year         = {2012},