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Choo, Chun Wei; Marton, Christine – Internet Research, 2003
Presents findings of a research study on how women in information technology (IT) professions seek information on the Web as part of their daily work. Develops a behavioral model of Web information seeking that identifies four complementary modes of information seeking: undirected viewing, conditioned viewing, informal search, and formal search.…
Descriptors: Data Collection, Females, Information Dissemination, Information Networks
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Olla, Phillip; Patel, Nayna; Atkinson, Chris – Internet Research, 2003
Reports on a case study at an organization that created MADIC, an innovative approach to developing mobile applications developed by third party independent developer. Presents MMO2's, a conceptual wireless reference model used to define the various system constituents required to create effective mobile applications. (Author/AEF)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Computer Mediated Communication, Computer Networks, Information Networks
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Garofalakis, John; Kappos, Panagiotis; Makris, Christos – Internet Research, 2002
Considers the problem of improving the performance of Web access by proposing a reconstruction of the internal link structure of a Web site to match quality of the pages with popularity of the pages. Provides a set of simple algorithms for local reorganization of a Web site, which results in improving users' access to quality pages in an easy and…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Computer System Design, Electronic Text, Hypermedia
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Siyal, M. Y.; Barkat, B. – Internet Research, 2002
Presents a framework for enhancing trust in Internet commerce. Shows how trust can be provided through a network of Trust Service Providers (TSp). Identifies a set of services that should be offered by a TSp. Presents a distributed object-oriented implementation of trust services using CORBA, JAVA and XML. (Author/AEF)
Descriptors: Business, Information Industry, Information Networks, Information Services
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Yu, Hsiang-Fu; Tseng, Li-Ming – Internet Research, 2002
Approaches to designing a proxy server with Web usage control and to making the proxy server effective on local area networks are proposed to prevent abnormal Web access and to prioritize Web usage. A system is implemented to demonstrate the approaches. The implementation reveals that the proposed approaches are effective, such that the abnormal…
Descriptors: Information Management, Information Networks, Information Systems, Internet
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Rettie, Ruth – Internet Research, 2001
Uses focus groups to facilitate identification and discussion of respondents' Internet experience. Explores respondents' awareness and experience of flow-identified in research as a key characteristic of Internet consumer behavior. Finds half the respondents recognized Internet flow experience and Internet flow seems to prolong Internet and Web…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Computer Oriented Programs, Information Technology, Internet
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Thelwall, Mike – Internet Research, 2001
Discusses business use of the Web and related search engine design issues as well as research on general and academic links before reporting on a survey of the links published by a collection of business Web sites. Results indicate around 66% of Web sites do carry external links, most of which are targeted at a specific purpose, but about 17%…
Descriptors: Computer System Design, Hypermedia, Information Services, Information Sources
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Teo, Thompson, S. H. – Internet Research, 2001
Examines demographic variables (gender, age, educational level) and motivation variables (perceived ease of use, perceived enjoyment, perceived usefulness) associated with Internet usage activities (defined in terms of messaging, browsing, downloading, and purchasing). The questionnaire is appended. (Contains 57 references.) (Author/AEF)
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Downloading, Electronic Mail, Internet
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Taylor, Mark J.; England, David; Gresty, David – Internet Research, 2001
Examines the results of a research exercise involving case studies in 20 United Kingdom organizations aimed at investigating: the skills and knowledge required for Web site development work, how such skills and knowledge are used in actual practice, and the mechanisms by which such skills and knowledge can be acquired and improved. (Author/AEF)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Computer Software Development, Foreign Countries, Internet
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Evans, M. P.; Furnell, S. M. – Internet Research, 2000
Explains the background to experimental work intended to measure aspects of the World Wide Web, which inadvertently caused two perceived security breaches on remote systems. Describes the nature of these incidents and considers why, when over 700,000 addresses were sampled, only two sites considered the activity to be an attempt to breach their…
Descriptors: Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Security, Computer System Design, Internet
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Kolesar, Mark B.; Galbraith, R. Wayne – Internet Research, 2000
Applying a body of theory and empirical research in the study of customer loyalty drivers in the services sector, this paper sets out a number of marketing and Web site design implications for e-retailers. It then suggests several means by which e-retailers can manage customer perceptions to increase sales and develop greater customer loyalty.…
Descriptors: Design, Internet, Marketing, Online Systems
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Berthon, Pierre; Katsikeas, Constantine – Internet Research, 1998
Explores the phenomenon of the World Wide Web, using themes which characterize postmodernism. Discusses the elements of "modern" and "postmodern"; fragmentation and de-differentiation; hyperreality; the nature of time and space; paradoxical values; and anti-foundationalism. Concludes that a postmodern perspective will illuminate thinking in the…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Development, Information Processing, Information Technology
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Evans, M. P.; Phippen, A. D.; Mueller, G.; Furnell, S. M.; Sanders, P. W.; Reynolds, P. L. – Internet Research, 1999
Tracks the development of the World Wide Web as a distributed platform; states three main standards that define the platform: Uniform Resource Locator (URL), HyperText Transfer Protocol (HTTP), and HyperText Markup Language (HTML). Highlights the potential to employ content migration. Argues that content on the Web should be free to migrate…
Descriptors: Content Analysis, Internet, World Wide Web
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Bell, Hudson; Tang, Nelson K. H. – Internet Research, 1998
A user survey of 60 company Web sites (electronic commerce, entertainment and leisure, financial and banking services, information services, retailing and travel, and tourism) determined that 30% had facilities for conducting online transactions and only 7% charged for site access. Overall, Web sites were rated high in ease of access, content, and…
Descriptors: Banking, Business, Computer Mediated Communication, Financial Services
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Haynes, Paula J.; Becherer, Richard C.; Helms, Marilyn M. – Internet Research, 1998
A study of Internet usage by large, small, and midsized businesses suggests that midsized businesses may be at a competitive disadvantage. Found that small businesses were more likely than midsized or large firms to have home pages and to reveal computer/technology programs as potential Internet services needed to improve current operations. (PEN)
Descriptors: Business, Competition, Computer Mediated Communication, Internet
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