Increasing use of the Internet has impacted on the conduct of qualitative research, offering innovative research methods and readily available data for studying 'natural discourse'. Data occurs in a variety of forms, such as chat rooms, forums, newsgroups and listservs. One of the main areas in which this data has been used to date is in health research, online support groups being a rich source of information on the experience of patients. As Eysenbach and Till (2001) note, 'qualitative...
Google News give searching, and the choice of arrangement the results by date and time of publishing (not to be confused with date and time of the news' happening) or grouping them (and also grouping without searching). In the English versions, there are selections to modify the grouping to a chosen national audience. Users can apply for e-mail "alerts" on different keyword topics by subscribing to Google News Alert. E-mails are sent to subscribers whenever news articles similar...
In our society technology is the dominant industry. In this essay I plan to look at how technology has impacted not only western society but in particularly graphic design since the digital revolution. We in the field of graphic design are particularly affected by technology although the digital age has increased possibilities for designers; it has also had a number of possible negative effects. I plan to look at both sides of the argument in detail and give examples of how they contrast with...
The creation of social networking sites, particularly Facebook, has seen the traditional concept of privacy redefined in a cyber world. Many texts on the subject have observed how "privacy within social networking sites is often not expected or is undefined." (Dwyer, Hiltz & Passerini 2007). Much of the research regarding Facebook has involved surveying and interviewing University students, the audience for which Facebook was generated. Through this research, a complex but vivid...
This essay starts an exploration of how technologies impact the human way of thinking. In particular, it examines how the new computers technologies affect the architecture design. The first section highlights the relationship between human values and technology through reviewing some contradicted philosophical views and studying how the information technology inspired the way its work from the human brain. The second section goes in more specifically to review the connection between...
Since the early 80's the computer games became an essential part of the entertainment industry, which captured a lot of people, mostly children and teenagers. According to Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic media "The video game has become one of the most popular and pervasive forms of entertainment". (Lee, D. & Larose, R. "A socio - cognitive model of video game usage" Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media 51 (4) December 2007). This theme is topical and...
Media is said to affect our personalities greatly and there are a great many myths relating the influence of mass media on our minds. This research primarily focuses on the effects caused by the media on our personality whether through electronic or printable media. The media has a way of sending subliminal messages through television and magazines. Mass media has affected our way of lifestyle, socialization, living patterns and has altered our point of view regarding certain issues...
The use of Information technology over the years has become a means of political and social change resulting in the empowerment of civil society and also effecting public opinion though sharing information via internet blogging, informative websites, etc. It has also been very successful in exposing violations of human rights, civil liberties, corruption, and misuse of power by various international organisations and governments. One such website which has created an international uproar...
Since the colonial time when the telephone seemed like an impossible future, technology has changed drastically. Instead of using men on horses to transport messages over a two-week period, modern technology allows us to send an email in less than a second anywhere in the world. Advancements in electronic communication have allowed our world to connect from every location. Common systems like the internet, cell phones, and gaming devices have transformed our world into a social network.The...
The blinding pace of cyber culture is changing so fast that it is literarily changing at the speed of light. That is more specifically fiber optics. But the depth and amount of information about 'cyberculture' and its related fields are growing so much it is becoming difficult to keep up with the pace. We are all part of this culture, weather we are in an online class, or Kayapo Indians in Brazil. The changes are affecting all aspects of life and are fueled by technological advancements. ...