Introduction These days, new media is on the rise and many people would say that it is gradually eclipsing old media. But what is new media and old media? According to the Oxford Dictionary, new media is defined as a form of mass communication using digital technologies like the internet while old media is defined as means of mass communication that are not interactive or do not involve the internet ("old media"). This topic is hugely relevant to our daily life as we live in an age where technology is slowly overtaking print and traditional forms of media, where the rise of Digital Media and Social Media, has drastically changed our lifestyles, socially and economically. Is traditional media really going the way of the Dinosaurs?
" Social media has become a vital factor in todayâ€™s culture and society. Our world has made many advancements in this form of communication, where it takes mere seconds to share your thoughts, opinions, and virtually anything you want with others. It is because of these new ways to share information, that people have been exposed to things that most people are frowned upon. Many think that thereâ€™s a simple solution to this unwanted exposure in the U.S. and that is the government stepping in. This thought brings up many conflicts such as when does something become serious enough to get involved, how does the government interfere without disregarding the Constitution, and what would the punishment be for those who go against the rules
“Technology has forever changed the world we live in. We 're online, in one way or another, all day long. Our phones and computers have become reflections of our personalities, our interests, and our identities. They hold much that is important to us.” In this quote, James Comey emphasizes how technology has overrun the world and people are essentially becoming our own technology’s devotees, and as time has passed, technology has changed drastically resulting in effects and changes in the way Western culture operates and improves. These improvements have resulted in a substantial amount of reactions towards technology itself and the way technology has affected the view of society, for the better or worse.
That being said young adults, teens, and adolescences are being affected by how they use, see, interact and interpret social media in a way that can influence a person 's mental health positively and negatively. Living in a technology age, many are constantly checking their phone throughout the day. It has become such a routine to pick up a cell phone and check your social apps, even when you weren 't notified. Some people become so obsessed with updating the interne about their lives and keeping up with an appearance that it becomes an addiction. An article written by Katie Hurley talks about a downside of social media use by teens stating, "The need to gain "likes" on social media can cause teens to make choices they would otherwise not make, including altering their appearance, engaging in negative behaviors, and accepting risky social media challenges."
internet basically gives us a way out of the research, and the opportunity to delve deeper into the topic for more information, and for essentially infinite expand the information available to us. As the internet becomes increasingly intertwined in our daily living, we must ask, what are the consequences of our increasing dependence? Internet is influencing our intelligence community as a collective? Although access to the internet has the public is allowed to increase knowledge and improve productivity, it hinders our ability to analyze the topic, purpose and overall, critical thinking. As the internet continues to be they are intertwined in our everyday lifestyle, it shapes the way we process negative and interpret information.
The younger generation and technology Technology has become an inseparable part of the social, working and leisure life of people. Communication via emails, using multi-media sites, searching information or internet shopping are part of the daily routine in a high percentage of homes. Until a few years ago, analysis on the use of these devices was focused on adult users. However, this tendency has changed in recent times and child and youth audience begins to play a major role, especially in social networking, the most popular activity online. Is the young society getting worse as technology takes over the world?
The issues of human nature and the place of the human in the society and in the cosmos have been replaced due to development and creation of new technologies, which made the life of a person completely different than it has been, for example, in the beginning of 20th century. The 21st century can be called the “digital era” and it has been growing fast, shaping the lives of new generations, as well as popular concepts and views on the world. The power of digital culture has increased and started influencing the sub-cultures, which appeared around new technologies, as well as it started defining the way a person should live, and predetermining the way in which human nature might be conceived in the next generations. Digital era may seem as an enormous progress to the human kind, but in the long-run view “digital era” is a distractive tool for people in terms of self-identity. Digital era shapes the meaning of what it is like to be a human in terms of nature and the person itself.
“The Internet has made some phenomenal breakthroughs that are still only poorly understood in terms of changing people's ideas of us and them. If mass media, social isolation in the suburbs, alienating workplaces and long car commutes create a bunker mentality, the Internet does the opposite” -Alex Steffen Mass communication is the most extensively used method of distributing information in the 21st century. It is an extremely powerful instrument, which has the ability to shape numerous lives. Mass communication can also influence human development through its impact on various sectors, such as the scientific sector. Many lives can be saved through widespread information created by the use of mass communication; Information can be viewed
Summary of chapter one Media environment is changing every day because of new technologies, as there are major changes in all mediums like newspapers, television, videos recorders and magazines. The word “cyberspace” is a metaphor for the area that the electronic communication happens. However, these changes will never affect the important role of mass communication that is considered the society’s source of awareness. Mass communication is sending a chosen message to a large number of different people in certain times that can be anywhere in the world. Mass communication has emerged with the new media environment, as there was a huge change in the internet and digitals televisions.
Despite being designed to present daily life more helpful, mobile phones and other advanced technologies are starting to meddle in the lives of users who do not seem to know when to turn them off. The Internet allows us exceptional access to revolutionary amount of information. However, with its constant distraction and interruptions, the Net is also turning us into scattered and superficial thinkers. In this paper we will largely focus on how modern technology impacts the personal growth of an individual as one of life’s most impressive and incredible phenomena. The technological development has drastically impact the personal growth of an individual, both negatively and positively.