From E-sex to e-commerce: Web search changes

Amanda Spink, Bernard Jansen, Dietmar Wolfram, Tefko Saracevic

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An overview is given on results that provide important insights into the state of Web information and search, which may affect economic, social, and political issues in the future. It is emphasized that there is little change in user search strategies, coupled with ongoing user frustration with the search process. The results pose challenges to Web designers and to organizations that depend on increasing Web access by business, medical, educational, and scientific users, as well as to Web users themselves.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)107-109
Number of pages3
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2002
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Software

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Spink, A., Jansen, B., Wolfram, D., & Saracevic, T. (2002). From E-sex to e-commerce: Web search changes. Computer, 35(3), 107-109.