In this present day the internet is a dynamic and powerful place whereby millions of people share in the collective effort of publicising, learning, and spreading information. The world we live in today, as well as the growing youth of our society will not know the world existed any differently.
Information worldwide is created through extensive research then circulated and assessed for accuracy and relevance through expert review. If the information is recognised as valuable and of appropriate quality, it may be published and re-used in future times. Depending on the information remaining relevant through the times, it may be utilised in a collaborative way to advance the field of knowledge. The process is altered due to changes and advances in technology. With this change in the way information is collated and received, is accuracy and quality to be a dying concept? There is a large variety of resources available in this century, meaning multiple literacies including digital, visual, textual and technological. These skills are now crucial in present day, in this every changing landscape of information. In 1998 the estimation was made that one hundred million people were accessing the internet on a regular basis with over three hundred million pages on the web. With cyberspace not subject to the laws of physics, hence it is not bound by the limitations of those laws. With cyberspace, we have discovered a ‘place’ beyond hyperspace(The Pearly Gates of Cyberspace, pg 228).
The Essay on Information Highway Internet Million Library
What exactly is this "information highway"? "Think of the information highway as a library that's so new it doesn't have any shelves yet or a card catalogue to find what you need or a road you can take with information on all kinds of subjects" (The Information Highway). The "information highway" or "information superhighway" is a term that became popularized in 1990 and is now regarded as ...
Social media and social networks are increasingly being accepted as resources and tools for learning as the complexities of these emerging sources and our traditional sources provide a broader learning experience. Today we appear to be in an externalised generation. The technology being so readily available has provided individuals with the tools to externalise their thoughts and ideas at their own free will. The thought crosses my mind with intellectual property in relation to use of these resources, will unparalleled ideas by an impossible notion? Quoting Thomas Jefferson, a political philosopher and author of the United States Declaration of Independence, ‘He who receives an idea from me, receives instruction himself without lessening mine; as he who lights his taper at mine, receives light without darkening me. That ideas should freely spread from one to another of the globe, for the moral and mutual instruction of man, and improvement of his condition, seems to have been peculiarly and benevolently designed by nature,’ <http://wikiquote.org/wiki/Intellectual_property>. It has been questioned whether Intellectual Property should be recognised, information wanting to be free. Although the argument against that idea being that (a) dissolution of intellectual property rights will result in a reduction of worthwhile information, and (b) new information technology contains within it modes of greatly strengthening the notion and enforcement of intellectual property (The Soft Edge, pg188).
I find this quote by Barlow 1994 makes a valid point, ‘ Since it is now possible to convey ideas from one mind to another without ever making them physical, we are now claiming to own ideas themselves and not merely their expression. And since it is likewise now possible to create useful tools that never take physical form, we have taken to patenting abstractions, sequences of virtual events, and mathematical formulae – the most un-real estate imaginable’ (The Soft Edge, pg197).
The Term Paper on Social media networking activities
We took into account only four major social media platforms (the presence of India Inc, leave alone the two-wheeler industry segment, in Google Plus or Pinterest appears to be negligible at present): 1. Facebook 2. Twitter 3. Youtube 4. Web 2.0 tools Industry Overview Just to give an overview of the two-wheeler industry, India is the second largest two wheeler market in the world, next to China. ...
The term intellectual property applies to most community websites on the internet, in this essay I will concentrate on the ever present video-sharing website YouTube.com. The effect on the internet community caused by YouTube has been ground breaking and has created a ripple-like impact on many legal and individual rights and social concerns. This has sparked many a debate on the want or need for such a website as well as the laws and rights which so importantly need to be in place. A social experiment of sorts, has become so popular and interesting to people worldwide. Since three former PayPal employees created YouTube in February 2005 (the localised Australian version launched in October 2007), the website has become one of the most popular if not the most popular virtual environment. The technology has empowered people to use YouTube to interact with eachother in an interactive way and in a fashion in which the individual chooses. It allows the individual to upload, view and share video clips with the rest of the world. Steven Chen, Jarred Karim and Chad Hurley developed the program to be enable the sharing of their own video clips it a faster rate instead of as an email attachment <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/YouTube>. Viewing the video clips via a computer requires Adobe Flash Player Plug in to be installed. The Adobe Flash Player program accounts for 75% of online video material.
It is debatable whether the lines may be crossed between what is real and unreal in our lives. People are able to create new personalities in a virtual world, cyberspace. Looking forward to the future as human beings living within this century this exerpt is interesting, ‘Humans have not inhabited cyberspace long enough or in sufficient diversity to have developed a Social Contract which conforms to the strange new conditions of that world. Laws developed prior to consensus usually favour the already established few who can get them passed and not society as a whole'<http://wired.com/wired/archive/2.03/economy.ideas_pr.html>.
Due to information posted deemed inappropriate for the cultural population of certain countries, YouTube has been blocked from there. Some of these countries include The People’s Republic of China, Turkey and Libya. Temporary blocks have occurred in Iran, Pakistan, Thailand among others. There is an effect on the political views that reflect daily in all countries. We are forced to view other cultures and the way they live, often resulting in high viewership numbers. For example, Barack Obama’s 2009 inauguration speech has reached over four and a half million views to this date <http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=barack+obama+inauguration+speech&aq=1>.
The Essay on Apollo 13 Video Clip
In chapters seven through ten several OB topics were examined. As you review the video, look for incidences that relate to OB concepts that you observe. Identify two concepts, explain where you observed them in the video and to which chapter they apply. Provide either work or personal examples to support each of the observations Post: Tiffany Demko Week 4 Discussion – MGMT 362 Apollo 13 Video clip ...
Censorship has become an increasing issue. Users are able to flag any video as containing pornography, mature content or graphic violence, depicting illegal acts or being racially or ethnically offensive. User-posted videos that violate these terms have the clips removed and replaced a message outlining the breach. Breaching copyright laws is also a high profile issue on the YouTube site. At the time of uploading a video, each YouTube user is shown a warning message outlining the content permission and links to detailed laws. Despite this, there are many unauthorised clips uploaded. Once each copyright infringement has been discovered, the clip is removed and a message outlining the breach is posted. The frequency of these postings has not yet encouraged YouTube to put in place a stricter process of checking each video posted. Although looking at statistics, is it possible to monitor in a magnified way considering there are 24 hours worth of videos uploaded per minute <http://www.youtube.com/t/fact_sheet>.
I will conclude with the exerpt, ‘The new media will add a powerful dimension to this cultural pattern. Their capacities for creating and distributing information and entertainment go well beyond anything we deal with now. Will these new resources serve us in ways that strengthen our personal and communal lives? Will they reinforce the best parts or our tradition? Or will they further erode it?'(The Evolution of Mass Communications, pg 4).There are many questionable areas within cyberspace. We seem to be evolving into a technological giant not quite yet awakened.
Written by: Kristie Wall
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The Term Paper on Baseball Vs Football Retrieved July 15 2001
Baseball vs. Football: Which Is The True American Pastime? In today's world of big time professional sports there are the two major players and they are football represented by the National Football League (NFL) and baseball represented by Major League Baseball (MLB). Now there are other sports that the American public enjoys watching, however the argument generally boils down to which sport is ...
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