Today 's society is a network society. It is a product of the digital revolution and certain sociocultural changes, that occurred within these last twenty years. It is a society build around personal and organizational networks; that are based on digital communication by the use of the internet. Networks are international and know no frontiers. Furthermore, this brought forward new ways of communication, where people from every corner of the world are interconnected and make them reachable in every instant; thus, making the network society a global one.
Social media has, especially become a dominant platform for activists to communicate and raise their agenda (Shorter 39). Cyber activism is based on the fact that digital media is perceived to be revolutionary. According to Barker, digital media has characteristics such as interactivity, interconnectivity, and informational activity which assist in explaining the ease with which people that are not professionals can produce and edit as well as consume content (365). Jenkins highlights the fact that new media technologies have enabled the flow of content through many channels (11). This is shown by how sharing of content, collection of content through the search for images and publication in platforms that material could easily be shared.
Technology has impacted student’s education by behavior and they 're brain. Education has been an important thing for human beings because we get better jobs, but if a distraction comes and destroys it,then our brain does not fully cooperate with it. It has become an important thing in our life which can harm us and our brains. But, it also changed our daily lives and technology affects the memories towards short-term and long-terms. There has been a negative effect that teenager’s brain goes through and it does not let them think creatively and miss their brains up.
Today there are many different devices to use and within seconds today’s generation can figure out how to work the devices. As Mizuko says, “Teens then share their creations and receive feedback from others online. By its immediacy and breadth of information, the digital world lowers barriers to self-directed learning” (Source C). Today’s generation taking good advantage of the advanced technology. As a result, they have the opportunity to seek assist from people across the internet and start to network.
Introduction: Information communication technology provides the society with new communication capabilities. people can now communicate with others using videos from others of different parts of the world, instant messaging, social media sites life face book , twitter which allow people to remain in contact and communicate and share information easily and on regular basis. ICT has had a big impact on the way we communicate in our everyday life. It has effected how the majority of organizations and people now communicate. S&S, email, chat and digital voice and mobile videophones have now become the way to communicate.
Ring (2013) stated that the Internet is changing the face of our communication and culture. It has drastically altered the way we get our news and information, talk to our friends through social media platforms, find places, make a payment, register for institution, apply for job, and generally live our lives. Internet certainly has
Therefore, technology allows them to prevent wasting their valuable time by helping them find and search for whatever they want, as well as by delivering them results that are straightforward and to the point. Many critics may argue and say that technology in education is dangerous. It can waste a students’ time by getting him or her sidetracked by distractions they find online. However when students avoid technology in education, they have to spend long hours, days, maybe even weeks searching for certain information in various different books. Students that really want to learn will force discipline upon themselves.
Recent findings have suggested that schoolchildren in the 1960s and 1970s are more literate than children of today as they didn’t have the same access to technology and spelling correction tools like children today do. It is evident that text messaging is alienating English speakers from their native tongue and natives who wish to learn the language as there are so many new words to be learnt due more abbreviations or slang words being constantly added. Many teachers are intolerant to these slangs and abbreviations which the students prefer as the teachers believe that their students cannot express themselves eloquently. Yet, a study by Sali Tagliamonte shows that students who utilize both informal and formal writing in different contexts are developing a kind of blending of conversational registers employed by teens which not be possible without a sophisticated understanding of both languages. Also, many new abbreviations such ICYMI for in case you missed it or TL/DR for too long didn’t read are consistently being added, wasting more time on searching up what they mean rather than actually using them in conversations.
Today many people believe that texting and other instant messaging programs are ruining the grammar and the knowledge level of the growing youth of this day and age. I believe that texting is not ruining our language and grammar because it has brought about advancements in technology and creativity, new words, and opening up new paths for communication. Many people believe that texting is a scourge of our generation but few believe that it help. Many new things have come to exist with the technological advances such as texting. some parents feel like the technology use is too important in a child 's life but I urge them to look at it differently.
With the world evolving each day, the internet evolves with us. Therefore new websites are being created to fit the needs of each person, business, dating, friendships. Paragraph #3 - Cyberbullying Not only does social networking just for sharing photo’s or connecting with one another, it is also a leading cause of cyberbullying. Because social networking is used almost everywhere and used by everyone, it’s hard to not be apart of it if it’s in your everyday life. Today, cyberbullying can cause teens to be more anti-social when all they’re worrying about is