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And the buzzword for week 7 is . . .

April 28, 2010 by

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CONVERGENCE! Exciting, I know but calm down. This concept is explored in two readings, one from the very capable Ms Virginia Nightengale and the other from the world’s biggest Idol fan, Mr Henry Jenkins. Both of these readings explore what convergence is and its effects on the current media landscape. In her reading, “New Media […]

I’m part of a network that does networking when i network

April 27, 2010 by

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This week’s reading is one that delivers something close to heart. The networks that we live in are greatly influential and consistent in our daily lives. One of the main messages is that technology greatly affects the speed and design of the network and its growth. We all are part of a network, whether as […]

CONVERGENCE

April 27, 2010 by

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This week I thought the best way to capture this week’s concept of convergence was through this commericial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iu2nBVmaHi0 Dwyer’s exploration of the definition of convergence as “technological, industrial, cultural and social changes in the ways media circulates within our culture” simply intetwines the modern media sources together to create our new media world. The […]

Moe Billy Tea

April 22, 2010 by

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This week’s new concept, as you may have figured out, is mobility. Scott ‘I got a new iphone’ Shaner describes mobility as the “ability to move through space”. Yet for our purposes this definition is more focused on media and communication technologies that encourage mobility. The mobile telephone is the prime example of how communication […]

Mobility

April 20, 2010 by

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   The innovation of wireless internet for mobile phones has allowed one to be truly mobile – to travel anywhere and have access to all manner of information, guidance and personal tips at any time. As well as being able to perform usual mobile phone functions such as calling and text messaging, the smart phone […]

Researchin’

April 12, 2010 by

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Lindlof and Taylor said, “Qualitative research is known for being primarily inductive, emergent and somewhat unruly”. This is how I’m finding the research that we’re conducting for our research proposals – unruly. My media diary subject is my Dad, who is an extremely busy man, so I find that a lot of the diary is […]