Information Waste on the World Wide Web and Combating the Clutter

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Abstract

The Internet has become a critical part of the infrastructure supporting modern life. The high degree of openness and autonomy of information providers determines the access to a vast amount of information on the Internet. However, this makes the web vulnerable to inaccurate, misleading, or outdated information. The unnecessary and unusable content, which is referred to as “information waste,” takes up hardware resources and clutters the web. In this paper, we examine the phenomenon of web information waste by developing a taxonomy of it and analyzing its causes and effects. We then explore possible solutions and propose a classification approach using quantitative metrics for information waste detection
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the European Conference on Information Systems 2015 completed research papers
Place of PublicationMünster
Pages-
Publication statusPublished - 26 May 2015
Event23rd European Conference on Information Systems, ECIS 2015 - Münster, Germany
Duration: 26 May 201529 May 2015
Conference number: 23
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Conference

Conference23rd European Conference on Information Systems, ECIS 2015
Abbreviated titleECIS
CountryGermany
CityMünster
Period26/05/1529/05/15
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Keywords

  • IR-96244
  • METIS-310805

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    Amrit, C. A., Wijnhoven, A. B. J. M., & Beckers, D. (2015). Information Waste on the World Wide Web and Combating the Clutter. In Proceedings of the European Conference on Information Systems 2015 completed research papers (pp. -). Münster.