This book explores the various potentials of new media to contribute to an "intelligent society," where people can respond successfully to a new situation, as compared with the "information society" where information production, distribution and consumption are major activities. It differs from previous collections in that it explores the possibilities of new media from both a pragmatic and theoretical perspective. It does not only survey the emerging forms of e-newspapers, e-commerce, e-shopping, webcasting, telecommuting, and internet health information systems, but audience uses of them. This book is intended to set the parameters for future studies in new media.
Towards Intelligent Societies: The Impacts of Globalization, Customization, Flexibility, and Multiple Identities, Paul S.N. Lee, Louis Leung and Clement Y.K. So. Diffusion of the Internet, Everett M. Rogers. Doing E-commerce in Electronic Newspapers: Toward a Network Partnership Model, Clement Y.K. So and Alice Y.L. Lee. Dispelling Common Misperceptions About the Effects of Electronic Commerce on Market Structure, Charles Steinfield. Internet Shopping and its Adopters: Media Addictions, and the Internet, Robert LaRose. Assessing Audience Viewing Interest in Webcasting, Carolyn A. Lin. Societal, Organizational, and Individual Factors in the Adoption of Telework, Louis Leung. The Internet and Health communication: An Overview of Issues and Research, Ronald E. Rice. Dial-a-Porn Services: A Legal Perspective, Yu-li Liu. The Impact of the Internet on the Media Ecology, Guo-liang Zhang. The Impact of Information and Communication Technologies on Society, Paul S.N. Lee. Author Index. Subject Index.
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