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The nature of the Net: constructing reliability of health information on the Web

Samantha Adams (Erasmus University Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands)
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Marc Berg (Erasmus University Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands)

Information Technology & People

ISSN: 0959-3845

Article publication date: 1 June 2004

Abstract

This article juxtaposes the history of the book to the current discussions about lay health information on the Internet in order to thoroughly open up the notion of “reliability” that underlies these discussions. It uses the parallels between the two media to improve understanding of what actors are involved and what issues are at stake, as well as how this is consequential for the reliability that is constructed.

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Citation

Adams, S. and Berg, M. (2004), "The nature of the Net: constructing reliability of health information on the Web", Information Technology & People, Vol. 17 No. 2, pp. 150-170. https://doi.org/10.1108/09593840410542484

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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