The Changing Online Landscape: From Free-for-All To Commercial Gatekeeping

Authors: Eszter Hargittai

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Citation: Hargittai, E. (2004). The Changing Online Landscape: From Free-for-All to Commercial Gatekeeping. Community Practice in the Network Society: Local Actions/Global Interaction. Edited by P. Day and D. Schuler. Routledge. 66-76.


  • Introduction
  • The Changing Online Landscape
  • The Implications of Commercial Interests Online
  • Strategies for Non-Profits
  • Conclusion


I would like to thank Paul DiMaggio for his insightful comments throughout this project, Stan Katz for his ongoing support, and Peter Day, Carl Page and Doug Schuler for invaluable suggestions. Generous support from the Markle Foundation and the National Science Foundation (grants #SES9819907 and # IIS0086143) is kindly acknowledged. This work has also been supported in part by a grant from the Russell Sage Foundation, and through a grant from the Pew Charitable Trusts to the Center for Arts and Cultural Policy Studies, Princeton University. I am also grateful to the Dan David Foundation for its support.

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