The BBC world news page says that “South African President Thabo Mbeki has called for patience over unreleased poll results in Zimbabwe, after talks with its president, Robert Mugabe”.
The diffusion of the Internet is one of the most rapid and extensive of any advanced technology in history. Like any widely adopted technology, the Internet is not just technical, but also involves social, political, and economic dimensions.” (Wolcott and Goodman, 2003; 1-2)
I ended up having this brief conversation. It was pointless. I didn’t want to. But, I did! Someone: I think the world is loosing human connection. We should stop connecting in much more humane ways and stop connecting in plastic artificial ways. We are connecting in ways, which are disconnecting people and taking human connection […]
Media and Communication technologies like Television, Radio, Internet and Telecommunications are converging together and are fast becoming the utilitarian tool of the masses. They are making people more connected and bringing them closer. “The recent expansion of global access to voice-telephony has almost been violent. During the 1990’s, wireline phone access shot upward; while, increasing […]
“The Hindu”, India’s national news paper has written about the importance of blogging. (http://www.thehindu.com/mp/2006/03/18/stories/2006031803670400.htm.) This article underlines the adaptive co-existence of new technologies with the old. Can the Internet – websites, blogging etc, completely phase out older, more traditional forms of media like Newspapers, Television and Radio ? I doubt it. On the emergence of […]
“The ‘Diffusion of Innovation theory’ helps explain how innovations diffuse through a social system”(Rai et al, 1998; 98). This is because “the value of adopting some innovation increases along with the number of adopters and promotes diffusion across a population”(Rai et al, 1998; 98-99). Therefore, in defining ‘diffusion’, this essay borrows from Rogers (1983), who […]
The Internet is a relatively recent means of digital communication and information distribution, which has enabled a quicker, almost instantaneous, means of communication around the world. However, it is not merely a technical expression. “The Internet is above all a source of Information” (IBRD, 2001; 93), which is profuse and prolific, embracing an extraordinary variety […]
“Globalisation” has undoubtedly changed the face of the world. Enabled by a massive surge in user-friendly communication and technological innovations, the process of “Globalisation” has enabled many a things, which were, just a few years ago, considered impossible. It has indeed changed the means, the method and medium in which individuals, corporations and governments, the […]