A Selective History of Internet Technology and Social Work

UNCP Author/Contributor (non-UNCP co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Dr. Stephen Marson, Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke (UNCP )
Web Site: http://www.uncp.edu/academics/library

Abstract: “Organized chaos” is the theme of the short history of the Internet and social work. It is a history of paradoxes. Although there are many paths to follow the historical influence of the Internet for social work, this essay notes that the Internet was born from a military strategy. Decades later, social work education and practice employed this massive network. This essay traces the unlikely links among the original military agenda, astounding engineering feats, online social interaction action, and social work education and practice. A short glossary is provided to readers unfamiliar with technical terms.

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Language: English
Date: 1997
Internet, History, Social Work, Computers

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