A Mythic Perspective of Commodification on the World Wide Web

  • Glendal Robinson

Abstract

The Internet, initially established by scholars and scientists to freely share information, is being transformed into a source of profit for entrepreneurs and corporations. Commodification, the process of developing things and concepts and even people into saleable products, calls for a representation of the foundational mythology on the Web and its manifestation as symbolic language. This study posits a textual analysis of Wired for the purpose of measuring this transformation on a mythic continuum (connectivity-location-being).
Published
2002-03-04
How to Cite
Robinson, G. (2002). A Mythic Perspective of Commodification on the World Wide Web. First Monday, 7(3). https://doi.org/10.5210/fm.v7i3.939
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Articles