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. ...
The relationship between local and global has created a large amount of puzzlement in the recent discuss on globalization. It is commonly known that globalization is a strong power in both economy and politics. On the other hand, Herod (2002: 83) points out the importance of localization by persuading transnational corporations to "Organizing, Globally, Organizing Locally". Theories of globalization have been developed, Walker and Goldsmith (2001) finds out the connection between...
American society has had multiple reactions to the pageantry world, filled with extravagant gowns, gaudy jewelry, devastating smiles, infallible makeup and an unwavering sense of commitment to society emanating from its beautiful contestants. There has been awe, in the ability of pageants like Miss America to continue to draw millions of viewers every year into its competitive world where one lucky woman is chosen to be the country's model of feminine excellence. However, though that may be...
There are over one thousand ways of using computers. Ever since computers evolved, the iGeneration had technically begun. Using computers for everyday task such as calenders or alarm clock. Although, computers can go even further than that now. People use computers for forms of communication, gathering information, and the popular form of entertainment known as gaming. When it comes to forms of communication, many people use cellphones of some sort. What most people do not realize, their...
Technology dictates how a society prospers, as well as its quality of life. From the first crude tool that man discovered would help him in his daily tasks, to fire that would keep him warm, technology has continued to evolve with society. Although for many years, technology, by today's standards, seemed to stagnate. It took many years for hunter-gatherers to transition into an agrarian society, in which the use of farming was the main way for societies to survive. Not everyone developed a...
Charman-Anderson (2010) defines social technology as "an umbrella term that encompasses a variety of websites, services and applications that allow users to engage in social behaviours online or on a mobile phone". In order to gain an understanding of the value of social technology, we must learn to appreciate its positive impact in our daily lives. Before social technology become this popular, a lot of our daily social activities were surrounded by things that were either not so much...