Since their emergence around 1985, the new media have significantly changed the way in which we, the consumers, view and interact with our everyday world. Developed countries already have access to advanced new media applications, while developing countries are continually making innovations and increasing their presence in the new media sector. New media in the information society discusses social, economic, educational, political and regulatory aspects of the new media, as well as their impact on society and users in general.
New media in the information society guides the student through the world of new media ? from earliest history to modern-day theories and applications. Large-scale issues such as e-government, cyber crime and Internet policy are explored, although the focus remains on the impact of new media on the individual. Revision questions are provided for each chapter.
Contents include the following:
- Social networking
- Virtual worlds
- New media and journalism: offline and online newspapers and magazines
- Mobile telecommunications, promotion and distribution
- Globalisation and the public broadcaster
- Information and communication technology infrastructure in South Africa and the rest of Africa
- Internet addiction disorder
New media in the information society is aimed at senior undergraduate students
who are studying new media courses or information and communication
technology modules, as well as at students of telecommunications policy and
regulation. Telecommunications policy researchers and ICT sector analysts will
also find this book useful.
Chapter 1 New media: theories and applications
Chapter 2 An overview of online new media
Chapter 3 The Internet and the information society
Chapter 4 Uses of the Internet
Chapter 5 New media use by individuals and organisations
Chapter 6 Fit for the small(er) screen: film, mobile TV and the new individual television experience
Chapter 7 Electronic government: meaning, models and applications
Chapter 8 International media and services: digital broadcasting - television and radio
Chapter 9 New media and development
Chapter 10 New media and cyber crime
Chapter 11 Internet addiction disorder
Chapter 12 New media: present and future policy perspectives
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