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Many online game players in your favorite virtual world are spending unprecedented time. Percentage of these players are mostly teenagers, usually associated with physical abuse behaviors are expressed. Parents, teachers, and social scientists are saying that online games are a source of social problems.

Media scholars are more concerned with Potential negative social Expansion of both traditional media like television and the impact brought by cable and new media such as videogames and the Internet. This concern is Perhaps best known as a ''Bowling Alone '' hypothesis (Putnam, 2000), which shows that the citizen media and social institutions are homeless due to media. As Putnam, described that ‘Spending time with relatively inactive and disengaging media time spent on core activities of community building was the cost.
Putnam, R. D. (2000). Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community. New York: Simon & Schuster.

Online games by Gulshan RasoolGulshan Rasool, 13 Jul 2011 15:29

Technological advancement has brought vital revolution in every walk of life including the onlinejournalism. Before the inception of modern media, information access through multiple sources and communicative medium were limited. At the same time journalistic imperialism proved its muscles and information was the property of selected few. Without instant feedback from audiences; news organizations were following their agendas to portray any happening around the world. As the digital technology is touching the skies these days, at the same time it has influenced greatly on the nature of news and the news content, and also the methods. The traditional methods of journalism that include ‘gate-keeping’ and ‘agenda settings’ have been influenced.
When a new medium is introduced its meaning-its potential, its limitations, the publicly agreed upon sense of what it does, and for whom-has overtaken the new media. And part of the lure of a new medium for any community is surely this growing status. New media offers possibilities of positive as well as negative nature. In other words, emergent new media may be seen as instances of both risk and potential. Today, for example, the Internet offers unprecedented possibilities for global villages to coalesce (grow together), even while it threatens national or ethnic cultural traditions and provokes anguished discussions of privacy in a connected‘ age. The same sorts of issues and anxieties surrounded the emergence of new media. Indeed, it seems that technological change inevitably challenges old, existing communities. The particulars of each case, however, are valuable to our larger understanding of how media help to shape and reshape culture societies.‘ (Syed, 2005)
There is a major challenge to the authenticity of online news commenting using the user friendly interface. As people can use pseudonyms, and hence promote their own articles.

Reference:
Syed.H.M, (2005). Encyclopaedia of Modern Journalism and Mass Media. India: Anmol Publications.

"Totally not, Web 1.0 was all about connecting people. It was an interactive space, and I think Web 2.0 is of course a piece of jargon, nobody even knows what it means. If Web 2.0 for you is blogs and wikis, then that is people to people. But that was what the Web was supposed to be all along. And in fact, you know, this 'Web 2.0', it means using the standards which have been produced by all these people working on Web 1.0." (Laningham, 2006).Web 2.0 originally articulated can see that it is, in fact, an ‘umbrella’ term that endeavour to express clearly the structure of ideas that support attempts to understand the expression of new Web services within the context of same technology that produced them. (Anderson, 2007) Critically analysing ‘Web 2.0’ there are various issues realated to it, and some of those are illustrated as follows: Excessive Hype: "Nothing will hurt Web 2.0 more than people loudly proclaiming Web 2.0 is the solution to every problem in software. Web 2.0 is merely a powerful way of thinking about the design, and construction of effective Web experiences”. (MacManus, 2005) lack of simple definition, Web 2.0 to normal people using familiar examples, like My Yahoo or Google or even Wikipedia. Aging Poster Children: "Flickr and del.icio.us are absolutely terrific examples of the new face of Web 2.0. [But] these guys are getting a little long in the tooth in Web years. Needing A Permanent connection, Ajax as the Official Web 2.0 Experience: "Ajax is getting serious hype at the moment too but quite frankly, people are going to expect so much from it that it will get ugly. Excessive attention on the technology, really bad adherents. “I am not going to point fingers here but like every other successful idea before it, everyone wants to co-opt it”. Last but not least blogging instead of doing.
References:
IBM DeveloperWorks. (2006). Community and social computing. Tim Berners-Lee initiates "Web Science" academic research. [Online] 6th November. Available from: https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/mydeveloperworks/blogs/rawn/entry/tim_berners_lee_initiates_web?lang=en [Accessed on: 29-06-2011].
Anderson, P. (2007). What is Web 2.0? Ideas, technologies and implications for education. [Online] Feb. 2007. Available from: http://www.jisc.ac.uk/media/documents/techwatch/tsw0701b.pdf [Accessed on: 29-06-2011]
MacManus, R. (2005). Issues Facing Web 2.0 Today. [online] 3rd November. Available from http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/issues_facing_w.php [Accessed on 01-07-2011]

Friendster was never as big as Facebook, at its peak it only had 150 million users, compared with Facebook's 500 million. This is why social networking is a current "hot topic" for academics and the media. I would try to avoid comparing the two too much as they differ in functionality, especially where this article is concerned. Facebook is about exclusivity, whereas Friendster was inclusive. Therefore they may breed different identities.

This wiki covered very important information about facebook. People spend most of their time on face and share their views, interest and personal information and personal data like photos, video etc. It becomes easy to judge someone personality through Face book, but sometimes personal information is exposed to strangers as well.
As discussed on this wiki this social network also have some drawbacks like it is used for politics and some risky kind of demonstration but the policy maker of facebook can’t stop it.
Face to face communication are becoming are weaker due to emerging of these social networks.

Saeeda Syed 1027641 by saeeda syedsaeeda syed, 31 May 2011 12:43

{{This a research about the hot topic new media. In this essay, Wenyao Zhang introduced the conception of new media and introduce the history of new media and how it influenced by the development of Internet and network .
Internet-based new media, such as portal websites, video websites, social networking websites, shopping websites and search engines, outshines traditional media in the areas of meeting customers' diversified and segmented requirements.Beside of this, based on this, the essay also analysis which factors contribute to the uprising of digital media.

Finally, in the last part of the essay, she talked about the development trend of new media in the future.

In conclusion,almost everyone even every organization in the developed world has become completely dependent on network and computers. Thus the emergence of new media is nevessary.(Jan van Dijk, The network society: social aspects of new media)}}

Reference:

{Book :The network society: social aspects of new media
Author :Jan van Dijk
http://books.google.com/books?hl=zh-CN&lr=&id=b7ktTPViIYMC&oi=fnd&pg=PA1&dq=new+media&ots=GGBJl7ImoX&sig=R316Utn4x3MBAbp8daN5VWPxCTI#v=onepage&q&f=false}

The idea I had till now about new media was very limited and all what I knew that new media is just about the hype of the new upgrades in the web world to make it more interactive and interesting to the people around. The business of buying and selling was just a small thing, but now its grown so big, that every person's talking about it. after going through the wiki page I got a border and in-depth idea about the term "New Media" specially the book "The Internet: An Introduction to New Media By Leila Green" interested me a lot as it gives and states all the main points which fall under the topic "New Media" its a very good pick for people like me who struggle to learn the basics first to get deeper into the topic. the use of words and sentences for the reviews is fantastically places and in proper order. The usage of correct information for the readers is presented in this wiki page. last but not the least the presentation as an whole has been beautifully put together. I am so motivated and excited to know more about this topic. Good Job.!!

Pooja Raj M.P 1029790 by Pooja RajPooja Raj, 30 May 2011 22:19

Facebook is one of the best way to interact with the other people in anywhere in the world as the work done by my good friend is really good. In the above work every point of view regarding Facebook is there.
positive aspects of Facebook are more then the negative ones.
social networking is one aspect bad the latest and good way of usage is the link between the people in any mean of life like regarding job, business, education, any aspect of life Facebook allows a person from any region sex and age to interact with anyone anywhere in the world any social site is good but bad aspects are there but Facebook limits these kind of worries by giving the opportunities to users that if they want to put privacy they can so for life and interacting with other people Facebook is a good way.

Qamar sheraz 1023309 by QamarQamar, 30 May 2011 22:09

First of all the article titled ‘New Media Research’ is not only interesting but also quite relevant to the media study. In this article the author of the article tried to jot down the subject matter review of the topic.

To review the article critically one might figure out, firstly, the structure of the article is vey poor and very much irrelevant to the title of the article. Secondly, there is also lack of attention to detail found in the composition of the text in the article noticeable the words formatted in the introduction and conclusion parts are not the similar format of the text in the body of the article.

Shaafah Alyami 1032736 by shaafahshaafah, 30 May 2011 20:19

The above article authored by Han Yang has drawn comprehensive researches on the history of internet. The beauty of this work is that the author cited a number academic works from a number of renowned authors and critically reviewed their work to provide brief idea about innovation of internet. However, the work suffers huge from the limitations where most of the selected works in the article are repetition of the same topic and subjects. For example, the work selected from Jame Gillies and Robert Caillian tilled ‘How the web was born: the store of the World Wide Web’ is the repetition of the work of Stephen Bryant’s article ‘the story of internet’.

The article could be more interesting and readable if the author stages the development process of the internet may be within chronological order by citing different literatures. The article could be more interesting if the author relate the history of internet with the development of new form of media and effect on our society, politics as well as future development of it. To develop the work more in relatations to the critical analysis one could suggest the following reading could bring significance changes in the article.

References:
Tkacz, E. and Kapczynski, A. (2009), Internet technical development and application, Poland: Springer.
Nelson, P. and Lanier- Graham, S. (2000), Internet Development, LLC.
Briggs, A. and Burke, P. (2009), Social History of Media: From Gutenberg to the Internet, Cambridge: Polity Press.

Shaafah Alyami 1032736 by shaafahshaafah, 30 May 2011 20:00

Content

Han Yang's research is about "the history and the development of Internet". Nowadays, with the widely application of Internet in the information age, it is no doubt that the Internet has pervaded almost every aspect of our lives. Actually, since its opening up to the public , the Internet always being a hot issue for research. Although this is not a new topic, the enthusiasm for such kind of discussion never stopped since the advent of Internet age. People increasingly depend on Internet too much and search information despite evidence that it is potentially inaccurate and biased.( Flanagin, A. , & Metzger, M, in 2000)

In this research, Han Yang briefly reviews several significant events and time in the early development history of the Internet . Then the passage focused on the main important factor which greatly promoted the development of Internet. It is pointed out that the popularity of personal computers led to progress and the improvement of the Internet. Benefit from the basis, along with the web's appearence and fast-growing websites, a new Internet users group formed . Since then, the fast-growing group of netizen became the impetus which promoted the development of the Internet. Finally she talked about the disadvantages of Internet , for instance the network crime , Internet security and the misleading effect especially on the young teenagers.

Summary

In conclusion, any topic related to the Internet is not as easy as it seems indeed. Because it is a complex and extensive topic and still deserves great attention and researching

References

Author: Flanagin, A. , & Metzger, M. . (2000).
Book: Perceptions of Internet information credibility. Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly, Volume: 77, Issue: 3, Pages: 515-540ISSN:10776990

Retrieved from:

http://scholar.google.com/scholar?hl=en&btnG=Search&q=intitle:PERCEPTIONS+OF+INTERNET+INFORMATION+CREDIBILITY#0
http://www.mendeley.com/research/perceptions-of-internet-information-credibility/#page-1

The above article, is about the politics of the internet authored by Asad Qudri, is a collation of literature review from a variety of works conducted by a number of authors namely, Jordan (2007); Khan and kellner (2007); McWilliam (2010); Resnik (1998); Sassen (2007); Taylor (2007); and White (1999). There is no doubt about the finest critical literature review of Asad Quadri although the critical review of the politics of the internet has suffered from lack of evidence from contemporary politics in recurrent world.

In critical analysis the commentator is trying to analyse the above work by Asad Qudri from different perspectives. First of all the strengths of the article is the author thoroughly nailed down the topic the Internet as a new form of media and overviewed different activities in the new media along with cyber politics. The author Jones, S. (1995) mentioned that in the age of globalization or information technology cyber space is the new frontier where new world and values are developed. Therefore, Jordan’s work ‘Technopower and it Cyberfuture’ covers most contemporary debates and Asad Quadri has done a fair judgment by selecting these unique piece of work. The commentator thinks that the critical analysis could bring enormous interest if the Asad Qudri backed up his rationale by the contemporary politics. For example, how the facebook revolution mandates the people rights over autocratic ruler’s might in different Middle Eastern countries like Egypt, Lybia, Syria, and Bahrain.

References:
Jones, S. (1995), Cyber Society: Computer-mediated communication and community, Sage Publications.

Shaafah Alyami 032736 by shaafahshaafah, 30 May 2011 19:11

The above article, is about the politics of the internet authored by Asad Qudri, is a collation of literature review from a variety of works conducted by a number of authors namely, Jordan (2007); Khan and kellner (2007); McWilliam (2010); Resnik (1998); Sassen (2007); Taylor (2007); and White (1999). There is no doubt about the finest critical literature review of Asad Quadri although the critical review of the politics of the internet has suffered from lack of evidence from contemporary politics in recurrent world.

In critical analysis the commentator is trying to analyse the above work by Asad Qudri from different perspectives. First of all the strengths of the article is the author thoroughly nailed down the topic the Internet as a new form of media and overviewed different activities in the new media along with cyber politics. The author Jones, S. (1995) mentioned that in the age of globalization or information technology cyber space is the new frontier where new world and values are developed. Therefore, Jordan’s work ‘Technopower and it Cyberfuture’ covers most contemporary debates and Asad Quadri has done a fair judgment by selecting these unique piece of work. The commentator thinks that the critical analysis could bring enormous interest if the Asad Qudri backed up his rationale by the contemporary politics. For example, how the facebook revolution mandates the people rights over autocratic ruler’s might in different Middle Eastern countries like Egypt, Lybia, Syria, and Bahrain.

Policital campaign online has been a new way for candidates to communicate with the public and explain their campaign claims

As a new campaign media, campaign web site, is continuously maturity and perfection, its influence is also on increasingly expanding, but we should see it calmly in the limitations.

Because the restrictions of computer knowledge and tools , the campaign website users may more limited to young, who have higher cultural quality of the public. The audience range of limitations make campaign web site cannot be like TV that can affect almost all social members in all across Internet , thereby leading election. Second,the election media situation, like TV campaign website, even as unable to audience watching can also receive had no intention of it. Only when the audience are active to search website. Therefore, campaign website must first make more people know and are willing to browse the web, it will be possible to spread the election plays the pivotal influence.

by han yanghan yang, 30 May 2011 18:52

Social websites are playing a vital role these days when we talk about social networking but where there is discussion about social websites the most important concern is privacy. Debate is going on in media about privacy issues regarding usage of internet related social networking. This page provides ample information about online privacy issues and written material as well.

Pooja Raj M.P 1029790 by Pooja RajPooja Raj, 30 May 2011 18:28

This page contains interesting facts about world wide web. I am sure that it is news for many readers to know that a nuclear research department in Switzerland introduced Web. Book reviews are written in a way that they grasp reader’s attention. As a mass communications student above written book reviews are helpful for me to know more about internet and these reviews are also convincing readers to read whole books.

Faheem s Bhatti 1028783 by Pooja RajPooja Raj, 30 May 2011 18:11

This page contains enough information about Web 2.0. This term has brought a revolution in online world. Before talking about book reviews it is good to see selection of relevant and informative books including web sites. Mashup is one of the most important aspect of Web 2.0 and book review of ‘Pro Web 2.0 Mashups’ gives an idea about different applications of Mashups using Web 2.0. Nothing is perfect by humans so there is a space for improvement in this page, especially by writing more about important aspects of books instead of mentioning all chapters.

Faheem s Bhatti 1028783 by Pooja RajPooja Raj, 30 May 2011 18:10

Almost all book reviews are appreciable as they are informative regarding computer games, computer, feminism in computer games and multimedia too. Written book reviews can be fruitful for readers but some important aspects from these books are not mentioned such as online-computer games from ‘New Media’ by Terry Flew, ‘Computer Games’ by Diane Carr, David Buckingham, Andrew Burn, Gareth Schott and military origins of multimedia from ‘Multimedia’ by Richard Wise. Despite the fact it is impossible to talk about every aspect of any book in book review but most important aspects are required to be mentioned. So proper gist of the books is not given and reader cannot find most important topics included in these books.

Faheem s Bhatti 1028783 by Pooja RajPooja Raj, 30 May 2011 18:08

Today's society has been into a network social , computer and Internet seep into people's all aspects of life, affect people's Daily life, changing people's life rhythm. From online games to online shopping , from online classroom to fry on the net , all of these can be completed by using the computer. Along with popularization and communication of internet , some emerging language is also entering the life of people.

Judging from the depth of Internet influence,Internet impact deep on people's language, network, and values, the behavior way, culture, and deep influence is also in increased. Internet technology in the whole world , economic pattern and industrial combination produced great impact. Internet to the economic implications, reflected in the traditional industry performance and technical deepening. It makes people likely to compare lower prices, obtain useful goods. From the consumer's perspective, through the Internet and e-commerce, can use lower cost gain needed goods. From producers Angle for, network applications support the enterprise supervision cost, shorten the production decision-makers and the distance between the production personnel, and make enterprise management mode to flat from a pyramid, reduced the enterprise type change the cost. Internet applications, the more help the government for social public management function, through the exercise of Internet, the government would be able to understand the demand for public products citizens for public service requirements and to the government, in accordance with the requirements for citizens to provide citizens for they need public product and public service. Internet reduced the cost of government operations, improve work efficiency, make the information transfer and feedback more timely, and can effectively reduce the information transmission distortion.

Also can read the book ”The impact of the Internet on our moral lives“ Robert J. Cavalier

by han yanghan yang, 30 May 2011 18:00

E-commerce ,as a new business model and business philosophy, not only changed the enterprise's own production, operation and management, and give a traditional international trade has brought about significant influence. E-commerce promoted trade efficiency, reduce trade costs, simplify the transaction process, but at the same time, the electronic commerce also puts forward new challenges in international trade.

In the era of e-commerce, the information wave sweeping the globe, information flow throughout e-commerce activities always, information is electronic commerce important elements, information has become an important factor of production and resources, information of comparative advantage is becoming one of the decisive factors of international trade. Information refers to the comparative advantages of information between countries of production, dissemination, feedback and use a power differences, information technology factors have become enterprise competitiveness and one of the important elements of international competitiveness, countries or enterprise information processing efficiency become its participation in international competition, the basis and conditions of information infrastructure developed degree and information industry scale proportion are greatly influenced one country in international trade and even in the world economy competition strength and competitive position. This kind of circumstance also make developing countries with original natural resources and cheap labor comparative advantage and the importance of the information flow decreased, free trade to developing countries, while a lot of good opportunities and challenges

by han yanghan yang, 30 May 2011 17:21
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