The field of complex systems (like artificial intelligence in its earlier years) has received a lot of press in the last two decades, both positive and negative. As in the early years of AI, complex systems scientists have at times made promises and set up expectations that are hard for any young science to fulfill. Some often-cited examples of complex systems in nature and society include the brain, the immune system, metabolic networks, biological cells, ant colonies, the Internet and World...
PTV news aims to be service focused (Lovelock, 2005) in its strategy. Its news channel offers a narrow range of services/programs such as news bulletins, talk shows, documentaries and live events update etc. The market to which the services are offered are broad and diverse, however mostly the adults and people from an older age bracket make PTV a preference.Segmentation and Target MarketIn a highly competitive industry like that of the television industry there is a great risk that customers...
Cyborg is a short form for "cybernetic organism". It describes the human machine often called as the "man-manchine hybrid". The other words for Cyborgs are, "androids", "replicants" or "bionic humans" (Balsamo, 1996:18). This can have two meanings, either a combination of humans and an electronic or mechanical apparatus, or "as the identity of organisms embedded in a cybernetic information system' (Balsamo, 1996: 11).Balsamo thinks that...
Humans in general have a yearning to be seen attractive to themselves and others. Plastic surgery started as a way for someone to gain relief from being disfigured in a wreck, or to fix a physical deformity that they were born with. It has turned into a selfish act of one's desire. If you don't like how your nose is shaped, or the size of your breasts, and you think this throws all your charm and sex appeal away, then plastic surgery may be your ticket to the perfect body. All your worries...
Indian Media &Entertainment (M&E) industry went through a tough phase in last two years due to the economic slowdown which impacted business. The industry which is dependent on advertising for almost 38 percent of its revenues, was hit due to shrinking ad budgets of the corporate world. However, the industry as a whole registered a very modest growth of around 1.4 percent in 2009 compared to 12 percent in 2008. It is poised to recover in 2010, riding on the back of improved economic...
Malaysia is a multicultural society of which the population is made up by different types of ethnic groups includes Malays, Chinese, Indian and the Native. In fact, different ethnic groups have their own history, culture, belief system, value and language, there is thus unity among different ethnics is important in Malaysia (Economic Planning Unit, 2011). However, Malaysia has faced racial and ethnic tension due to the socio-economic and cultural differences after the independence of Malaysia...
Pop culture is the type of amusement, music and games of a particular place. Popular culture is spread across many sorts of mass and way of communication of that place; comprising of newspapers, magazines, radio, television, movies, music, books and local novels, comics and cartoons, and advertisement. It distinguishes with conventional traditions and art, such as opera, old music and handicrafts, cultural dramas and literature. In mass communication, the term popular culture (pop culture)...
"There has been a massive amount of research, trying to identify the psychological and behavioral effects of music on a teenager. Society stigmatizes different genres with common belief and misconceptions, such as listening to classical music makes someone smarter and heavy metal and hardcore rap causes uncontrollable rage and hostility. Stereotypes, misconceptions, and the tendency to interpret observations and research too broadly have tainted the true essence of musical psychology,...
Social media are the means of communication for social interaction, that help people to experience various levels of engagements to maintain social relations by sharing multimedia content through video, photo or audio content using web-based and mobile technologies that are highly scalable and accessible. Social media technologies provide users with the ability to upload multimedia, user-generated content. With the emergence of digital cameras, easy-to-use video recorders and availability of...
Social media has rapidly changed over the years to lead us into what the experts believe to be the 'digital age'. Advancements in technology or the evolution of technology has somewhat help evolve social media into a place where users can create and exchange user generated content, which has helped change the way we access and publish information, thus increasing our willingness to interact with people we haven't met. The popularity of social networking sites has increased greatly over the last...