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Introduction

Abstract:

Despite the rapid emergence of information and communication technologies (ITCs) and the declaration of the dawn of new information and knowledge societies, we still have questions that cannot be answered. Why cannot search engines and other information technologies provide us with answers to all conceivable questions? Or can they? Do we lack the appropriate skills and competences to search for information or are we just deluded into thinking that we are incompetent? The central hypothesis of this book is that the fundamental problem of being informed in the age of the social web and the culture of participation is that we don't know the premises of how we know and how the ways of interacting with information affect ...

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