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Digital Technical Politics

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Kirkpatrick, G. (2008). Digital Technical Politics. In Kirkpatrick, G. Technology and Social Power. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 135-157

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[...] Google is popular because it is popular and it is seen as the search tool of choice essentially because other people believe that other people see it in those terms. But this standardization of a key filter for most web users in the information age must be seen as a powerful constraint on our use of the technology. This is perhaps best understood in terms of Feenberg's notion of a technologically implemented hegemony.

—p.142 by Graeme Kirkpatrick 6 years, 4 months ago

[...] Google is popular because it is popular and it is seen as the search tool of choice essentially because other people believe that other people see it in those terms. But this standardization of a key filter for most web users in the information age must be seen as a powerful constraint on our use of the technology. This is perhaps best understood in terms of Feenberg's notion of a technologically implemented hegemony.

—p.142 by Graeme Kirkpatrick 6 years, 4 months ago