Storia di Internet in Italia

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] History of the Internet in Italy

Nicoletta Vittadini, Francesca Pasquali, 27289, DI SCIENZE LINGUISTICHE E LETTERATURE STRANIERE FACOLTA', MILANO - Dipartimento di Scienze della comunicazione e dello spettacolo

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[Autom. eng. transl.] The history of digital in Italy traces known roads, from the first noise of the modem in the eighties, through the widespread diffusion of PCs and the network, to arrive at the development of web 2.0 and its increasingly close intertwining with urban and social spaces. It is the story of an Italy at the recourse of Europe in spreading the network (at least until the birth of social media and mobile communication), but capable of developing its own cultural identity in the way it appropriates new technologies. However, it is also the story of how technological innovations intertwine with dense cultural debates that have some constant threads: the evolution of society and relationships; the plot with politics and the media and the constant effort to investigate the practices and activities of Italian users online. In the chapter is told telling this story, with its specificities and links with the international debate. In telling it, choices were needed that favored the most frequented issues in the debate and those that best account for the intertwining of technological innovations, which gradually followed each other, and the innovation of the topics of scientific discussion.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] History of the Internet in Italy
Original languageItalian
Title of host publicationI media alla sfida della convergenza
EditorsAldo Grasso
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 2017


  • Internet History
  • Media history
  • Social Media
  • Storia di Internet


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