The Internet and the Media Research Paper by Yves

The Internet and the Media
An exploration of the ways in which the Internet has developed and how it has changed the way that people use the media.
# 100144 | 3,622 words | 12 sources | MLA | 2004 | AU

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This paper discusses the ways in which the Internet has changed the way in which people use the media. It looks at the development of the Internet in terms of the media and how it has affected society. It analyzes the different ways that the Internet has affected the use of media and looks at the advantages and disadvantages of these changes.

Table of Contents:
Information, Fast and Dependable
Website News
Video games Via Web
Convergence with Television

From the Paper:

"Manuel Castells in his book The Rise Of The Network Society, describes our era as the time for the "Information Technology Revolution" . He speaks of many different ways in which the Internet has so far changed our lives and how it will affect our lives in the future. He argues that the most obvious changes can be found when exploring the relationships between society, the state and the overall economy. The most important of these changes that he suggests, is the increased dependency of networking within our culture and business practices. Interestingly, Castells makes a point in arguing that the Internet plays a key role in globalisation , in that people all over the world feel far less isolated because there is this technology, which has allowed for decreased space between all parts of the world. He suggests that time itself for all people, will be changed. Everything can be done incredibly faster. Keeping in contact with friends (all over the world), dating people from one's own city without having met them in the real world, adoption of children, divorcing of spouses - the list goes on. The most important of these changes however, is the process of information. It can now be done in real-time, as things happen. This was possible with radio and television, but with a key difference. The Internet allows for anyone to report information. The information does not have to be pre-prepared as a package, but (once again) as it happens - live - from a considerable amount of viewpoints. By having so many viewpoints of any particular event (professional and non-professional), the Internet essentially breaks down the authoritative nature of news in general."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Yahoo Media Release. "Broadband Access Has Transformed Everyday Life". April 19, 2005. (May 24th, 2005).
  • Johanson, Brad. "Will Web and Television Converge?". March 10th, 2005. (May 24th, 2005).
  • Meyer, Marcel. "Everything That Rises Must Converge". March 17, 2000. (May 25th, 2005).
  • Boulding, Aaron. "The Xbox Live FAQ". August 16, 2002. (May 25th, 2005).
  • Willis, Jim. The Age Of Multimedia And Turbonews. Praeger Publishers: Westport USA, 1994, p8.

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