The Internet and the Google Age: Prospects and Perils

The Internet and the Google Age: Prospects and Perils


Nicola F. Johnson
Year of publication: 2014

internet_and_google_ageNicola F. Johnson has a book chapter published in the edited collection entitled, The Internet and the Google Age: Prospects and Perils.

Nicola’s chapter is an invited contribution and was previously published in 2014 as Symbolic instruments and the Internet-mediation of knowledge and expertise, Continuum, 28(3), 371-382.

Edited by Dr Jonathan James of Edith Cowan University in Australia, the book identifies the broad characteristics of the Internet age, and includes several studies that outline the educational benefits of the Internet and social media platforms like Facebook which connect families in the diaspora.

The Internet and the Google Age also looks at the place of faith and religion on the Internet. It describes how life in our digital world is both exciting and challenging. An excellent introduction to Internet Studies, the book predicts that life will become more and more digitalized and how the current demarcation between private and public spheres, home and office, human and non-humans (robots) will become less and less apparent as the Internet becomes more interwoven into our lives.

Published with, the book is freely available online as PDF files and purchasable as a paperback. Visit