New Media and Web 2.0: An Irish Republican Example

ABSTRACT

The initial development of the Internet and the World Wide Web was based upon the presentation of static information, this only allowed for the access and consumption of that information. The development of Web 2.0 has resulted in a situation where information is displayed in a dynamic manner and allows for interaction between the viewer and the site or application showing this information. The information may no longer just be text based but could be video, audio and information presented in an interactive manner though applications.

The terms terrorist or terrorism are highly emotive terms but the general term, terrorist, is used to denote revolutionaries who seek to use terror systematically to further their views or to govern a particular area. Terrorist organisations are reflective and adoptive, this paper focus on the impact of Web 2.0 and its potential use by terrorist organisations. The paper uses real life case studies to identify the key issues and possible trends.


AUTHORS

School of Information Systems,Deakin University, Melbourne
Australia

Matt Warren Ph.D, is a senior information systems lecturer in the Department of Computing & Mathematics, Deakin University, Victoria, Australia. He specializes in computer security and information warfare. He is a member of Australian Standards Committee IT/12/4 Security Techniques and is the Australian Representative on IFIP 11 WG11 – Security Management. Matthew has published numerous pages in the area of Information Warfare and is co-author of Information Warfare: Corporate Attack and Defence in the Digital Age.

School of Information Systems, Deakin University, Melbourne
Australia

Shona Leitch is the Director of the Bachelor of Commerce and a Senior Lecturer in the School of Information Systems, Deakin University, Australia. Dr. Leitch completed her BSc (Hons) Psychology in 1998 and her PhD in 2008 in Educational Systems Analysis and Design. Dr. Leitch has worked in tertiary education since 2000; firstly in Indigenous education, then Information Technology and finally Information Systems. Her current research interests include Business and Technological Ethic issues, Web 2.0 technologies and their applications to different environments and human and ethical security issues. Dr. Leitch has published over 50 conference papers, journal papers and book chapters.

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