20. Global Internets

Media Research in the New World

  1. Ingrid Volkmer
  1. Gerard Goggin

Published Online: 20 AUG 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118255278.ch20

The Handbook of Global Media Research

The Handbook of Global Media Research

How to Cite

Goggin, G. (2012) Global Internets, in The Handbook of Global Media Research (ed I. Volkmer), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118255278.ch20

Editor Information

  1. University of Melbourne, Australia

Author Information

  1. University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 20 AUG 2012
  2. Published Print: 29 AUG 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405198707

Online ISBN: 9781118255278



  • the Internet, a pre-eminent global technology;
  • Internet, and real challenges to media research agenda;
  • Internet as global media, with multimedia, web cameras, web sites, chat rooms;
  • the Internet, as even more complex, in understanding it as a global entity;
  • the nature of the Internet as a global medium, and Internet as a medium;
  • situating technology in globalization, as constituting the global;
  • Internet unfolding, “hard” and “soft”, “technical”, cultural linked to language


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Internet as Global Media Form

  • Ideologies of the Global Internet

  • Globalization and the Internet

  • Infrastructure

  • Access and Use

  • Culture, Language, and History

  • Mobile Internets

  • Conclusion

  • References