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Alphabet To Internet

Author : Irving Fang
ISBN : 9781317616696
Genre : Social Science
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What Greek philosopher thought writing would harm a student’s memory? Was the poet Byron’s daughter the first computer programmer? Who plays more video games, women over 18 or teenage boys? In Alphabet to Internet: Media in Our Lives, Irving Fang looks at each medium of communication through the centuries, asking not only, "What happened?" but also, "How did society change because of this new communication medium?" and, "How are we different as a result?" Examining the impact of different media on a broad, historical scale—among them mass printing, the telegraph, film, the internet, and advertising—Alphabet to Internet takes us from the first scratches of writing and the origins of mail to today's video games, the widespread and daily use of smartphones, and the impact of social media in political uprisings across the globe. A timeline at the end of each chapter places events in perspective and allows students to pinpoint key moments in media history. Now in its third edition, Alphabet to Internet presents a lively, thoughtful, and accessible introduction to media history.

Alphabet To Internet

Author : Irving E. Fang
ISBN : UOM:39015080825402
Genre : History
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"Alphabet to Internet: Mediated Communication in Our Lives," a survey history of our media of communication, considers how all of us are affected by the means we have devised for recording and communicating information. From the start of writing things down, mediated communication has nudged our world onward, again and again. It has changed the way we choose to live.Beginning with the evolution of writing and the alphabet from Sumer to Greece, Alphabet to Internet traces in a brisk and lively style the development and the impact of printing, still and motion photography, mail service, the telegraph, the telephone, recording, broadcasting, the Internet, and the digital revolution. An additional chapter reflects on the role of communication in current international political struggles. Another chapter is devoted to the cultural influence of video games. A supplementary section, ?A Timeline of Communication and Culture,? contains more than 5,000 entries. It is the most complete and up-to-date of its subject matter in existence.

New Media In New Europe Asia

Author : Jeremy Morris
ISBN : 9781317590705
Genre : Political Science
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This volume offers an in-depth investigation of the role of new media in the political, social and cultural life in the region of Europe-Asia. By focusing on new media, which is understood primarily as internet-enabled networked social practice, the book puts forward a political and cultural redefinition of the region which is determined by the recognition of the diversity of new media uses in the countries included in the study. This book focuses on the period prior to the advent of ‘world internet revolutions’, and it registers the region at its pivotal moment—at the time of its entry into the post-broadcast era. Does the Internet aid democratisation or it conditioned by socio-political norms? Has the Internet changed politics or has it had to fit existing political structures? Has the use of digital technologies revolutionized election campaigns? How is hyperlinked society different from society prior to the advent of the web? How do ordinary people actually use the Internet. These and other pressing questions – crucial to understanding the post-socialist world – are investigated in the current volume. This book was published as a special issue of Europe-Asia Studies.

The Oxford Handbook Of Media Psychology

Author : Karen E. Dill
ISBN : 9780195398809
Genre : Medical
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The Oxford Handbook of Media Psychology explores facets of human behaviour, thoughts, and feelings experienced in the context of media use and creation.

Culture And Social Media

Author : Adam Acar
ISBN : 9781443857390
Genre : Social Science
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Currently, more than half the population in developed countries has experienced online social networking. What is more, a quarter of the world’s citizens now have a profile in social media, whose users number 1.47 billion. Although English-speaking countries top the list of active social media-using nations, people from all around the world are represented in online social network channels. Social media obviously is a global phenomenon; however, we don’t know much about how each nation uses this tool and whether cultural values and demographic factors impact the usage behavior. This book discusses how culture relates to social media use around the world. Chapter 1 summarizes the recent impact of social media on our lives. Chapter 2 describes what social networks are and introduces online social networks. Chapter 3 and Chapter 4 focus on the theoretical aspects of social media. While Chapter 5 connects social media use and human communication, Chapter 6 looks at the effects of social media on society. Chapter 7 is about social innovations. Chapter 8 and 9 provide some basic information about Facebook and Twitter – the two most popular social media platforms – and Chapter 10 looks at the business aspects of social media. Chapter 11 reviews past studies on social media and culture, and Chapter 13 once again talks about Eastern and Western communication styles and how people in the East and West use social media. Chapter 14 compares and contrasts the way Americans and Japanese have been using social media. The last chapter provides a very brief summary of the book.

Computing After Lives The Bonding Of Thanatos And Technology

Author : Henry Appleyard
ISBN : 9783668606111
Genre : Business & Economics
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Essay from the year 2017 in the subject Communications - Public Relations, Advertising, Marketing, Social Media, grade: A, University of Auckland, language: English, abstract: Thanatos and technology have bonded. The use of thanatechnologies through the rise and integration of internet services has seen death become part of media and computational logics. Social practices and conventions of death and grieving are moving online. Like with other aspects of mediatisation research, media-embedded processes driving social change are becoming the norm. The paper studies this procedural change on death - how big data services and applications are dealing with notions and possibilities of a computational afterlife.

Principles Of Human Communication

Author : Robert E. Smith
ISBN : 0787290602
Genre : Psychology
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Digital Mcluhan

Author : Paul Levinson
ISBN : 9781134738823
Genre : Philosophy
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Marshall McLuhan died on the last day of 1980, on the doorstep of the personal computer revolution. Yet McLuhan's ideas anticipated a world of media in motion, and its impact on our lives on the dawn of the new millennium. Paul Levinson examines why McLuhan's theories about media are more important to us today than when they were first written, and why the Wired generation is now turning to McLuhan's work to understand the global village in the digital age.


Author : Lelia Green
ISBN : 9781741150490
Genre : Social Science
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Technology was once thought of only in relation to machines, manufacturing or the military. Now it pervades every aspect of our lives. In Technoculture, Lelia Green focuses on the technologies of communication, from things we don't even think of as technology, like the alphabet or electricity, to the rapidly-developing world of cyberspace. She argues that technology is never neutral, rather, it is closely linked to culture, society and government policy. Green looks at what drives technological change, and demonstrates that the adoption of new technologies is never inevitable. She also explores how a variety of technology cultures coexist and interact: industrial culture, media culture, information culture, and now 'technoculture'. Some communities reap the benefits of technocultures, while others are bypassed or even damaged. Technoculture offers a broad and accessible introduction to the complex issues surrounding technology, communications, culture and society for students and anyone else interested in making sense of one of the key issues of the twenty-first century.

Masters Of The Word

Author : William J. Bernstein
ISBN : 9780802193445
Genre : History
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A captivating, illuminating, and sweeping historical narrative revealing the fascinating role media has played throughout the course of history. In “an engaging mix of theory, fact and enlightenment from across the millennia that wears its rich scholarship lightly,” Masters of the Word explains how new communication technologies and in particular our access to them, impacted human society (The Guardian). Writing was born thousands of years ago in Mesopotamia. Spreading to Sumer, and then Egypt, this revolutionary tool allowed rulers to extend their control far and wide, giving rise to the world’s first empires. When Phoenician traders took their alphabet to Greece, literacy’s first boom led to the birth of drama and democracy. In Rome, it helped spell the downfall of the Republic. Later, medieval scriptoria and vernacular bibles gave rise to religious dissent, and with the combination of cheaper paper and Gutenberg’s printing press, the fuse of Reformation was lit. The Industrial Revolution brought the telegraph and the steam driven printing press, allowing information to move faster than ever before and to reach an even larger audience. But along with radio and television, these new technologies were more easily exploited by the powerful, as seen in Germany, the Soviet Union, even Rwanda, where radio incited genocide. With the rise of carbon duplicates (Russian samizdat), photocopying (the Pentagon Papers), the internet, social media and cell phones (the recent Arab Spring) more people have access to communications, making the world more connected than ever before. This “accessible, quite enjoyable, and highly informative read” will change the way you look at technology, history, and power (Booklist). “[Bernstein] enables us to see what remains the same, even as much has changed.” —Library Journal, “Editors’ Picks” “Riveting and thoroughly researched, it brims with interesting ideas and astonishing connections.” —Phil Lapsley, author of Exploding the Phone: The Untold Story of the Teenagers and Outlaws Who Hacked Ma Bell “[Bernstein’s] narrative is succinct and extremely well sourced. . . . [He] reminds us of a number of technologies whose changed roles are less widely chronicled in conventional histories of the media.” —Irish Times

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