Social networking websites are web based services where one can create a public profile within almost virtual community. One can have a list of other users ("friends") with whom they share a connection with, as well as view information on friends of friends. The main purpose of social networking sites is to build relations between friends who share similar interests. Most of these sites provide instant messaging and email services but are on a high level so that there is an element...
The emergence of Media Corporation, through growing cross media ownership is having their impact on media's public service commitments. In recent times, the Indian media and its journalistic practices have been criticised for breaking the trust of the public. Indian media have successfully succeeded in growing their economy through cross-ownership and advertorials. Under the influence of profit making, commercial interests which are controlling the news content, as editorial contents are being...
"Ethnography is a qualitative, naturalistic research method derived from the anthropological tradition. Ethnography uses participant observation, supplemented by other research methods, to gain holistic understandings of cultural groups' beliefs and behaviours" (Gordon and Levin 2007:83). Ethnography is in many ways the most basic form of researching social life. It has a very long history and connects to the routine ways in which we make sense of the world (Hammersly and Atkinson...
Gender is a societal construct of the roles of men and women in the society. According to Asher and Lloyd, (2002), gender stereotype refers to the beliefs people hold about members of categories of men and women. Gender role are described by social scientists as "socially constructed", which they vary from one culture to another. It all depends on how we are socialized in different cultures since childhood and who we interact with that defines our gender role. Most social upbringings...
There are four main kinds of communicating media newspapers, radio, television, and internet. All other means are extension of these. Today, we use many different kinds of communication means including telecommunication services, which are a great verbal and theoretical means of communication. They are cheap yet very handy. Most of the people take it as an ordinary thing and don't consider it as an essential part of their life but the reality is that it is impossible to live without them. ...
This is Professor Michael Rappa from North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina.  And I'm here to speak with you about my course, Managing the Digital Enterprise. If you were to take a second and go to a major search engine such as Google, and search on the phrase "business models," you would see just how popular this term has become in recent years.  The concept of the business model is indeed a very important one.  But the term itself has grown and been used in many...
Mao ZeDong once said that power comes out of the barrel of a gun. While that is still true, power also comes out of the manipulated images created to change ones thinking process and behaviour. Through the world of third person communication, technologies have generated various types of media. This paper will be discussing the effects and influential powers exercised by media in Canadian elections. During this complex process, understanding the brief history of media organizations as well as...
Eating disorders are serious psychological illnesses that result in people having dangerous eating habits. People with eating disorders usually have a negative perception of their body image and will attempt to control their weight through excessive dieting, exercising or purging. In fact, eating disorders cannot be separated from the culture in which they arise. In western countries where thinness is emphasized as an important social value, millions of women are suffering from eating disorders...
Virtual reality is one of the modern technologies which was introduced a few decades back and has taken an important place in the field of technology in a very short time. it makes use of an artificial environment generated by the computer in which simulates the real environment. Besides gaining an immediate acceptance in the world of computer games, it is now being used in many fields of life including architecture, medicine, military and aviation. Scientists and researchers are expecting to...
People nowadays has the need to gain recognition about what they does in life. Social networks are a platform for them to share their life and connect with others . Social networks have a utility value for people who move around a lot (Warren, 2002). It is the best way that help them to keep in touch with friends and family from all over the world. Social network is also the way that people can used to show their photos and updates on what going on to their friends and family (Warren, 2002)....