Communication and the World Wide Web Research Proposal by Nicky

A research proposal to explore how the Web facilitates communication among people.
# 146036 | 1,223 words | 8 sources | MLA | 2010 | US
Published on Dec 14, 2010 in Communication (Interpersonal) , Computer and Technology (Internet)

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The paper provides an introduction to the information age that describes the abundance of information and methods of communication now available in today's world. The paper proposes to study how the Web facilitates communication among and between people, whether in the personal or political arena. The paper presents the position that the Web may be an effective means of communication based on the quality of relationships that emerge or are furthered but not on the quantity of information it offers. The paper outlines the research questions and methodology to be utilized and offers a review of the literature.

Statement of the Problem
Objectives of the Study
Research Questions and Methodology
Review of Related Literature

From the Paper:

"No technological development has reshaped human interaction as the information revolution, which Thomas Friedman calls the "flattening of the world" (2006). The power of this technological development is actually credited for the restructuring not only of global politics but also of "rules, roles, and relations" from the macro level of nations down to the individual level (Friedman 2006). Before the world can catch its breath with the sweep of this development, the lives of every John, Tom, Dick, Mary, and even Juan who has been acquainted with information and communication technology (ICT) has changed in ways unimaginable in the early years when the information revolution that began in the mid-1980s. The advent of the Windows-powered personal computers is seen to be the precursor of the revolution that "enabled the digital representation of all important forms of expression-words, music, numeric data, maps, photographs, and eventually voice and video" (Friedman 2006, 56)."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Agre, Philip E. "Real-Time Politics: The Internet and the Political Process." The Information Society 18, no. 5 (2002): 311-331.
  • Craig, R.T. "Communication Theory as a Field." Communication Theory, 1999: 199-161.
  • Friedman, Thomas L. The World is Flat: The Globalized World in the Twenty-First Century. London: Penguin Books, 2006.
  • Gauntlett, David, and Ross (eds.) Horsley. Web.Studies. US: Oxford University Press, 2004.
  • Rheingold, Howard. Virtual Communities. Massachusetts: MIT Press, 2000.

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