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Digital World and Luxury Brands
Why do companies need a digital marketing strategy?
What is the importance of digital marketing strategy in a company? The simplistic answer is the loss of opportunities and business. Digital marketing strategy formulation helps in making informed decisions about ones foray into digital marketing arena and ensuring that all the hard work is focused towards the fundamentals of digital marketing, which happen to be the most pertinent to a business. This is the initial step towards understanding the dynamics of the evolution of digital technology on the market place and its relation to the company. Increment in target market doesn't necessary depend on the type of business, but on digital technology to research, assess as well as buy the products they intend to consume. A coherent strategy of initially engagement and subsequently retention via digital technology helps a business in utilizing available opportunities thus being…
Transitioning Media -- Marketing randing a Digital World Instructions Paper
Marketing refers to the social procedure through which groups and individuals get whatever they want and need via creating and exchanging produce and value with one another (Einav, 2015). Technology has strengthened key milestones in the marketing history ever since its start. The television, radio, printing press, and the internet are examples of major technological innovations that eventually changed the relationships amidst marketers and clients and achieved this on an international scale. However, marketing is not all about technology, but people; technology is simply interesting from a marketing point-of-view when it effectually connects individuals with other individuals. There is a concept that infuses marketing circles today, a concept of mysterious eerie creatures that exist in their own hyper connected, multifaceted cyber world (Ryan, 2014). They are a mystery; communicate in a different language, speak in ways we cannot really comprehend,…
Alexandrova, E. (2010). USING NEW MEDIA EFFECTIVELY:AN ANALYSIS OF BARACK OBAMA'S ELECTION CAMPAIGNAIMED AT YOUNG AMERICANS. FORDHAMUNIVERSITY.
Brousell, L. (2015, August 27). Why social media could swing the 2016 presidential election. Retrieved from CIO: http://www.cio.com/article/2976083/social-networking/why-social-media-could-swing-the-2016-presidential-election.html
Consumers in Motion. (2015). Retrieved from eMarketer: http://consumersinmotion.com/2015/06/13/using-2015-technologies-to-win-the-2016-presidential-election/
Einav, G. (2014 ). Transitioning Media -- Marketing and Branding in A Digital World. TMT Strategic Advisors.
Psalm 119: 97–103
Learners can know more than their teachers in the sense that they are filled with a sense of God. As God knows all things and is the end all, be all, the learner who realizes this truth is like the Psalmist—wiser than all others. The educator who, like the Psalmist, also keeps the Word of God with him at all times is actually in the same boat—so it is important to remember that in Psalm 119:97-103 what we are talking about is a spiritual wisdom, not an earthly or academic wisdom. The spiritual wisdom of David, for instance, is what allowed him to be so near to God in the first place—to be after God’s own heart. That kind of wisdom surpasses all other knowledge because it makes one holy and beautiful to God.
In terms of earthly wisdom and understanding, however, the role of the educator…
Digital Ethics Critical Response
Dan Richards coins the phrase "netiquette," or a hybrid word combining "network" and "etiquette," to describe a new social code that is developing in digital spaces (Richards, N.d.). All groups form social norms when they interact with each other that develop over time. Groups will collective form opinions and norms about a range of different issues. Some of the issues that Richards presents include are related to technology and ethics and include items such as:
How does an online discussion board community handle flaming?
Is it right to give support to pirating sites?
hat images are appropriate for re-tweeting?
Just how private should privacy policies be when agreeing to Terms of Services?
The environment online is much different than other forms of networking. ith a face-to-face relationship you can experience more cues from non-verbal language and things that are not available in the digital world. There…
Richards, D. (N.d.). Digital Ethics. Retrieved from Writing Commons: http://writingcommons.org/open-text/new-media/digital-ethics
How do information and information sharing impact the digital culture of today’s world?
This question can best be answered by understanding the ways in which today’s digital culture uses information. Grassegger and Krogerus note that Big Data is the big elephant in the digital room: this is the collection of information on every Internet user on the planet, stored and provided so that today’s advertisers can market their organization’s products exclusively to Internet browsers. Those ads that pop up everywhere you go, no matter what type of site you’re on, that seem to know exactly what type of product you’re currently interested in? They know what you’re interested in because your personal browsing habits are being watched are recorded: that’s what Big Data is. And it’s also more than that—because today even your Amazon Fire is watching and listening: your phone is taking note of where you…
It uses a great deal of expensive and cutting-edge technology, and none of this is cheap. hile DR can do a great deal for a hospital radiology department, that department also must have the funds available to support what needs to be purchased and accomplished where DR is concerned if the department chooses to use this technology.
Image quality, other than cost, is quite probably the largest issue that is faced by those that wish to use this new technology. Therefore, it is important to discuss and compare the differences between the image quality of CR and the image quality of DR, so that more can be understood regarding the differences between them. One study looked at the plate readers that are used for CR images, and found that there were enough statistically significant differences between different plate readers as to indicate that there may be problems with…
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This is a valuable social and interpersonal skill, which will help kids to grow into effective and cooperative adults.
The approach of the Kids n Clicks program will function on a personal, educational, and technological platform.
Personal assets kids can expect to gain from the program include:
Increased self-confidence, self-esteem, and independence;
Respect for each other, the community, and technological equipment;
The ability to work effectively as team members and leaders;
The ability to give and receive constructive feedback;
A more positive attitude towards education.
Educational benefits associated with the Kids n Clicks program will include:
Creative self-expression and learning by means of visual media.
Cultivating marketable skills like digital image production, graphic design, web page design, digital and online publishing.
Small groups, including no more than eight children in a singles session.
A combination of classroom and field work.
Potential income from…
Digital communications could be described as being borne from the first electronic transmission of words via a wire uttered by Alexander Graham Bell. Those words; "Watson, come here. I want to see you" (American Treasures, 2010) will live on in historical fashion as a changing of not only the manner in which individuals communicate, but the changing of an entire world. From that era to today's digital communication accessibility almost anywhere in the world took nearly 140 years yet advanced society light years into the future.
In today's modern communication modes there are a wide variety of methods for communicating not only the spoken word, but the written word, text, images, pictures, books and entire libraries of information at a press of a button. There are also a number of digital methods for transmission, including but not limited to; TETA (terrestrial trunked radio), the Internet via Widebrand and Broadband, and…
American Treasures (2010) Alexander Graham Bell lab notebook, Library of Congress, accessed at http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/treasures/ , on July 3, 2011
Daga, V.; Manuel, N.; Narasimhan, L.; (2010) Riding Asia's digital tiger, McKinsey Quarterly, Issue 4, pp. 16-19
Evans-Pughe, C.; (2011) Call for back-up! Emergency services communications, Engineering and Technology, Vol. 6, Issue 1, pp. 74 -- 77
Rubinson, J.; Micu, A.C.; Dedeker, K.; Lewis, I.; Moran, R.; Netzer, O.; Plumer, J.; (2011) Guest editorial: The shape of marketing research in 2021, Journal of Advertising Research, Vol. 51, issue 1, pp. 213 -- 221
Digital Supply Chain
Companies that do not have good supply chain systems and processes often experience lower customer satisfaction levels, order lead times, and inefficient production processes vs. those that do. Before the widespread expansion of the Internet, most supply chains operated according to a very traditional and linear model -- business partners worked together directly with separately managed linkages between suppliers and customers. Today, the advent of the Internet has had a significant impact on supply chain management. Digital supply chain is an emerging trend especially in the music, publishing, and library industries. It provides a rare opportunity to use electronic means to impact the delivery of goods and services, offering a unique view of the process at critical points between the origin of raw materials to final delivery to the customer.
A number of companies have used the Internet to lower costs and add value to their business.…
Gulledge, T. And Chavusholu, T. (2008) "Automating the Construction of Supply Chain Key Performance Indicators," Industrial Management & Data Systems, Vol. 108, No. 6, pp.750-774.
Tarantillis, C.D., Kiranoudis, C.T., and Theodorakopoulos, N.D. (2008) "A Web-based ERP System for Business Services and Supply Chain Management: Application to Real-World Process Scheduling," European Journal of Operational Research, Vol. 187, No. 3, pp.1310-1326.
Wehlage, C.J. (2008) "How the Digital Supply Chain Made Apple No. 1 on the Supply Chain Top 25," AMR Research, July 28, 2008
Many important revolutions and transitions in power have occurred in non-democratic countries in the past several months, sparking a great deal of debate regarding the role of social media and contemporary technology in empowering populations to demand change. The matter of the critical mass with regards to public opinion and its impact upon international attention and intervention is central to the discussion of digital resources and communications supplanting rights and privileges of democratic freedoms. It has been widely promulgated in democratic nations, such as the United States, where digital media are protected by free speech laws, that the internet has the ability to enhance communication freedom in places where governments have made efforts to restrict social and civil liberties.
In an article for Foreign Policy Magazine, Evgeny Morozov termed the belief of democratic nations in the internet's ability to catalyze democratic revolution the Internet Freedom Agenda. Key to…
Edge. Org. (2010). "Edge: Digital Democracy and Its Discontents" Retrieved from: http://www.edge.org/3rd_culture/morozov_shirky10/morozov_shirky10_index.html
Morozov, Evgeny. (2011). "Freedom.gov." Foreign Policy Magazine.
Shirky, Clay. (2008). Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing without Organizations. Penguin Books: New York.
We owe our engineers a pat on the back for the part they have played in creating, designing, implementing, and perfecting these new technologies. Technologies that many people take for granted works because of good digital design. Digital cameras, wireless networking hubs, and digital voice recorders all work because of digital logic. Video game consoles and game boy technologies would be absolutely unthinkable without digital design wherewithal. Even cars come with digital circuitry. Next-generation smart technologies such as wired kitchen appliances, home electrical systems, security systems, and entertainment systems, are also becoming commonplace in many countries, testimony to the vast strides we have taken to improve consumer technology for the better.
Critics of digital design usually make two main claims about the way digital design has failed the modern consumer. The first camp claims that digital technologies have made life more complicated. Pointing to the frustration they feel when their…
Consequently, marketing efforts become more and more important.
Glyn Atwal and Alistair Williams (2009) for instance argue that the creators of luxury products have to use marketing efforts to identify new customers' needs even before the customers become aware of these needs. In other words, they have to "stay in front of luxury consumers" (Atwal and Williams, 2009, p.338). And in order to do so, the luxury products manufacturers strive to create positive experiences for their customers in order to inspire them and to stimulate their purchase decisions.
Otherwise put, in the context of luxury products, experiential marketing is growingly present and critical and this is due to the complex nature of the luxury sector. Here, the producers seek to transmit the image of high quality, product authenticity, as well as performance. However, aside from these statements, the luxury products must also transmit and sell a customer experience; and this…
Alperovich, a.L., 2012, London Design Museum's Swarovski's exhibition features light painting, holograms and other mind blowing digital technologies, Inhabitat, http://inhabitat.com/london-design-museums-swarovski-exhibition-features-light-painting-holograms-and-other-mind-blowing-digital-technologies / last accessed on September 6, 2012
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Bevolo, M., Gofman, a., Moskowitz, H., 2011, Premium by design: how to understand, design and market high end products, Gower Publishing Ltd., ISBN 1409418901
Based on the attributes of luxury brand, the luxury brand requires special marketing strategy to achieve brand objectives. The strategy assists in developing global brand reputation as well as forming brand awareness within the global competitive environment. (Moore and Birtwistle 2005).
In the contemporary marketing environment, experiential marketing has become a cornerstone of marketing, and retailing for luxury brand. Experiential marketing is the technique of viewing consumer as an emotional and rational being who aims to achieve pleasurable experiences. (Atwal et al. 2008). Typically, experiential marketing offers customer memorable experiences in order to achieve customer satisfaction and competitive market advantages. The experiential marketing uses different tools to create the memorable experiences for customers. For example, experiential marketing organizes entertainment for customers in order to educate them, allow them to escape the reality, as well as giving them aesthetic objects or places to see. Experiential marketers use different tools to create…
Atkin, D. (2004). The Culting of Brands: When Customers Become True Believers. New York: Portfolio.
Atwal, G. & Williams, a. (2008). Luxury brand marketing -- the experience is everything! Brand Management .16 (5/6):338 -- 346.
Belch, G.E. & Belch, M.A. (2003). Advertising and Promotion, an Integrated Marketing Communication Perspective (Sixth Edition). The McGraw-Hill Companies.
Bruce, M . And Kratz, C .(2007). Competitive Marketing Strategies in Luxury Fashion Companies. in: T. Hines and M. Bruce (eds.) Fashion Marketing: Contemporary Issues, 2nd edn., New York: Elsevier / Butterworth-Heinemann.
In an online setting, owley suggests that marketers do not need to "speculate about customer needs" because they can use the Internet to download customer's buying profiles and enhance their customer service and product development strategies based on the information they receive from online reports. Further, the author suggests advertising can be more targeted because it is more easily tracked in an online setting vs. An offline setting. owley (2004) goes on to assert that the combination of online and offline services allows for more customization, and enables "mutual dependence" which in turn creates complex and diversified communities inclusive of customers and businesses. Organizations that utilize the Internet wholly, rather than partially, are more likely to become targets for innovation, research and development, which will only advance their goals in the short- and long-term (owley, 2004, p. 39).
There are theorists that study certain aspects of marketing, like advertising, but…
Bansal, Harvir S., Gordon, H.G. And McDougall, Shane S. 2004, 'Relating e-satisfaction to behavioral outcomes: An empirical study'. Journal of Services Marketing, vol. 18 no.4, pp.290-302, DOI: 10.1108/08876040410542281, Emerald Group Publishing Ltd., ISSN: 0887-6045
Foucault, Brooke E. And Scheufele, Dietram a. 2002, 'Web vs. campus store? Why students buy textbooks online'. Journal of Consumer Marketing, 19, no.5, pp.409-423. DOI: 10.1108/07363760210437632, Emerald Group Publishing Ltd., ISSN: 0736-3761
Harridge-March, Sally. 2004, 'Electronic marketing, the new kid on the block'.
Marketing Intelligence & Planning, vol. 22 no.3, pp.297-309. DOI: 10.1108/02634500410536885, Emerald Group Publishing Ltd. ISSN: 0263-4503
It is possible to engage in social networking in person. However, in today's world, social networking is more popularly done online, on networks such as Facebook and Twitter. Social networking in person is limited by geographical boundaries, because of which only a few people can interact; on the other hand, there are millions of individuals available to interact with on the Internet. These individuals are looking to interact with one another, and share their experiences about various activities, whether it is cooking or hiking up a mountain. Social networking allows individuals to make friends in other regions than theirs, which introduces them to a new culture and people.
From a business point-of-view, social networking has revolutionized trade as now suppliers and buyers from different parts of the world are able to interact with each other, and form profitable business relations. Apart from friendships and business contacts, social networking…
Bowles, M.D. (2013). Digital Literacy. San Diego, California: Bridgepoint Education
Malaterre, A.O., Rothbard, N.P., & Berg, J.M. (2013). When worlds collide in cyberspace: How boundary work in online social networks impacts professional relationships. Academy of Management Review, 38(4), 645-669. doi: 10.5465/amr.2011.0235
Westaby, J.D., Pfaff, D.L., & Redding, N. (2014). Psychology and social networks: A dynamic network theory perspective. American Psychologist, 69(3), 269-284. doi:10.1037/a0036106
I especially enjoyed the way Schaeffler links digital signage to other aspects of our constantly evolving technological society. This book in part examines the changing trends in the way we receive and respond to various communications, a topic which is of great personal interest to me. Communication is essential to the way we perceive and interact with the world, and I believe that Schaeffler does a decent job of demonstrating this fact's importance. Some of the conclusions he draws strike me as perhaps a little far-fetched, but only time will tell if digital signage will have the full individual impact Schaffler credits it with. Technologies, especially those involving changes in communication, have a way of surprising us, and Schaeffler and I are both excited to see what changes increased digital communication will bring.
Schaeffler, Jimmy. Digital Signage. Burlington, MA:…
Schaeffler, Jimmy. Digital Signage. Burlington, MA: Focal Press, 2008.
.....music?" is similar to the question "what is art?" As the author points out, talking about music is actually an ethnocentric activity because historically, most cultures did not think of their own music as "music," just as they might not have considered their art as "art." In the 21st century, most cultures are familiar with the concept of "music," as well as the concept of "art." However, music has historically been an extension of human culture and even religious activity and not viewed as being something that is distinct from religion and society. Even when musical traditions are deep, historical, and sophisticated, the methods used to analyze music do have Western components. Therefore, it may be important to consider different ways of analyzing musical features, concepts, and structures.
In this article, the author presents a definition of music divided into five parts. The first is that "all music is sound,"…
What follows in this report is a narrative and summary of the e-marketing strategy as it will be implemented for Namshi and their online e-commerce portal. Of course, e-commerce is the present as well as the future and thus Namshi will want to make sure to have an e-commerce portal that has all the right facets and parts, including the right marketing. The items that will be included in this broader plan include the strategies and tactics that will be used to achieve the desired objectives, customer service/loyalty avenues, timeline for the promotion strategies in question and what the future holds when it comes to all of the above and beyond.
There are a number of key issues that Namshi must deal with as part of its e-marketing strategy, in addition to its broader e-commerce strategy. The facets and factors that must be dealt with include…
New media can seem threatening at first, as it signals deep and meaningful changes in the ways information is created and shared in the society. In "Mind Over Mass Media," Steven Pinker (2010) argues that new technologies are typically perceived as threatening until they become commonplace. Early hysteria and fear about new media soon subsides, as the actual effects of the new media are not as adverse as was initially believed. Even the printing press was considered evil in its day, according to Pinker (2010). New media has improved scientific research and has made vast amounts of quality information available more quickly to more people. One of the reasons why new media is not threatening is that the brain tends to keep information fragmented. Learning how to condense one's thoughts into a PowerPoint presentation does not imply that the same person will consistently condense his or her thoughts in other,…
The theme and idea that Chris Anderson puts forward has made a huge impact on people involved with technology, with content, and with marketers. The thesis Anderson works with is that because of the digital revolution, which brought with it the ability of companies to sell products online (and avoid the costs of brick and mortar facilities), retailers like Amazon and Netflix have made enormous amounts of profits from selling items that are not necessarily popular mainstream items.
The country is past the age of big blockbuster movie and song hits, and niches are taking the place of the record stores, for example, that in the past would carry popular music. Today, a dizzying variety of music can be ordered online from Amazon or other digital retailers. As Anderson says in his "The Long Tail, in a nutshell," traditional retail stores go for stocking just those items on shelves…
Anderson, C. (2006). The Long Tail: Why the Future of Business is Selling Less of More.
New York: Hyperion Books.
Commerce and Its Demographics
The diffusion of ideas and technological impacts that have taken place globally.
Globalization as a phenomenon of economic and cultural connectivity has been growing for centuries, but the current form is of a fundamentally different order (Smith and Doyle 2002). The speed of communication, the complexity and size of the networks involved and the huge volume of trade, interaction and risks involved make up the current and peculiar form. The diffusion of ideas, practices and technologies that occurs within is more than internationalization, universalization, modernization and westernization. Anthony Giddens (1990 as qtd in Smith and Doyle) described today's globalization as "the intensification of worldwide social relations, which link distant localities in such a way that local happenings are shaped by events occurring many miles away and vice versa." It has changed the way geography has been traditionally understood and how localness has been experienced. The new…
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World War II, which took place from 1939-1945, was waged by the Allied Nations as a struggle for freedom against the evil and totalitarian regimes that existed in Germany, Italy and Japan.
Leaders of the War
There were several leaders that made decisions that contributed to the start and end of WWII. Adolf Hitler, who became the leader of Germany during the Great Depression, is blamed for WWII. He raised German spirits by telling them of a better future and a better Germany. ut in reality, he gave them a war. Hitler planned to expand Germany by taking Austria, Poland, and many other countries. He believed that German people were superior to the rest of the world and wanted everyone to prove this. (Keegan)
efore Hitler, the spirit and nationalism of the German people was very low, but he was able to get the German people to take pride in…
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Digital badges are electronic images that reflect a level of attainment students have achieved in different types of learning environments and spaces. The significance of a digital badge is that it serves as validation that a student has reached a certain level of competence in area that will enable the student to use the skills in a variety of ways that would not be possible without the certification that the badge indicates. Some examples of educational environments in which students could conceivably earn digital badges include summer institutes, weekend workshops, after-school programs, K-12 classrooms, and courses in institutions of higher education.
In 2010, the Mozilla Foundation held an event in Barcelona, Spain during which the concept of digital badges was introduced (Ash, 2012). A driver of the idea seems to be the informal learning that is occurring in non-institutional settings where highly motivated, self-driven (mostly) young people gather to share…
Ash, K. (2012, June 13). "Digital badges" would represent students' skill acquisition: Initiatives seek to give students permanent online records for developing specific skills. Education Week. Retrieved from http://www.edweek.org/dd/articles/2012/06/13/03badges.h05.html
Grant, S. (2014). Digital Badges. Humanities, Art, Science, Technology Alliance and Collaboratory (HASTAC).Retrieved from http://www.hastac.org/collections/digital-badges
U.S. Involvement in orld ar I & II:
There are several historical details of America's involvement in the First and Second world wars and the critical role that this country played in the two wars. Studies on these historical events have mainly focused on examining the involvement of the United States in the wars, the results of the engagement, and its impact on the country's position nationally and globally. America's involvement in the two wars had a crucial impact on the development of the nation to its current state both from the home front and internationally.
America's Involvement in orld ar I:
America's entrance and involvement in the First orld ar occurred on 6th April 1917, breaking the nation's long isolation tradition. The nation had embraced a policy of isolation and neutrality when war was declared in Europe in 1914. This policy seemed to be the most appropriate approach since…
"45. America in the First World War." U.S. History: Pre-Columbian to the New Millennium. U.S. History - Independence Hall Association in Philadelphia. Web. 21 May 2012. .
"World War II Guide: Bibliographical Essay." Digital History. The University of Houston. Web. 21 May 2012. .
The company emerged atop the buzz trouncing Samsung's Galaxy and Apple's iPhone (Siren).
Overall, Nokia's global outreach is especially impressive; they have traversed the digital revolution through subtle online marketing strategies geared towards creating a formidable marketing framework to enable the company reclaim its rightful place in the global market. Commentators and researchers alike have commended Nokia's aggressive marketing strategies noting that other mobile manufacturers should emulate it. There is still some room for improvement for the company. For instance, they should put on ad campaigns for online sweepstakes, quizzes and competitions. They should also liaise with mobile service providers such as Sprint and Verizon to bring up special offers (Niccolai).
As the world transforms into a small digital ICT village, marketers have expressed the need to alter the traditional mode of reaching out to consumers. This has called for a paradigm shift in marketing and advertising strategies for…
Bold, Ben "Nokia Recruits City Analysts to 'Understand Opportunity' of Social Media" Marketing 12 February 2013
Khoury, Rita El "Graphing the Winners and Losers across the Mobile Industry" The Wall Street Journal October 17, 2010
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digital age include worlds that are highly imaginative (eg. Harry Potter films). Films are sometimes conceived in a literary form and then turned into a script and a film. Films since the 1920s and into the 21st century have used physical models and stage properties of some kind (eg. Metropolis, Blade Runner, 2001: A Space Odyssey and Harry Potter). In the digital age, visual effects are created by composite images and ongoing production techniques, practices and narratives. Discuss.
What this question primarily conveys is the feasibility associated with the growing trend of using digital techniques in filmmaking. The importance of digitalization, computer generated imagery and visual effects, has grown tremendously and that can be proven with the help of various relevant examples. In the essay, the technological value added by digitalization along with the advantages and disadvantages of digitalization have been discussed. Finally the future of digital filmmaking…
Harmony, History, Shopping & Digital Privacy
HARMONY, HISTORY, SHOPPING
Growing numbers of people are turning to online access for a number of rather ordinary activities. And increasingly they are learning that in doing so they are becoming involved in a world of business and to some extent deception that is at best built on a rather fragile foundation of trust and market forces. We have known for some time that as users of the virtual universe of opportunities, we are sharing with others information about us and what we want. ut the extent to which this information is otherwise being used has been left in the hands of a relatively unguarded concept of openness and honesty. We seem to like the idea of putting ourselves out in the world to see what happens of its own accord, no matter whether we are looking for love, our family's past or good…
But this search for convenience has tremendous disadvantages that we often easily overlook. Clearly, it involves giving away information whose value we have little appreciation for. But just as importantly, we do this without recognizing that those who gather this information do so with the intention of reshaping our future. They use the information to determine where we might like to go in future searches for information. The privacy pages of sites like Ancestry.com (2012), as one example, openly tell us if we read them that their software is using the information they give us to decide what we might like -- effectively cutting out the world of luck or chance in the searches we seem to want to make for ourselves.
PROTECTIONS: For the most part the experience of exploring the virtual world of access is very much like the adventure itself: it is built on us having a sense of trust that the system itself will guard our interests. Most advanced nations have some acceptance in core human rights being based on people being free to exploit their own privacy; but how this happens in practice remains unclear. So what we find is that collectively we seem to use the power of our numbers and this interest in privacy to be its own source of protection. There are consumer protection laws and common sense rules (Privacy Rights Clearinghouse, 2011), and these make up the majority of what we count on for protections.
Mostly though we trust that if people or businesses do something with the information that we provide them that is not as expected, masses of people -- usually through the media -- will create a
electronic world, communication has become divergent, filled with different meanings and contexts. As an increasing amount of people have become computer literate and have gained access to the Internet, written communication has become an important part of not only business relationships, but also more informal connections, such as those among family and friends. This new medium of communication, and especially the fact that it tends to be immediate, has created its own set of challenges. One of these is the concept that the context within which words are presented is no longer as important as the words themselves. In other words, the fact that words have certain meanings tends to be assumed as a solid, unchangeable fact rather than a fluid one. In this context, it is easy to believe that paragraphs are not necessary for words to make logical meaning. However, it is also true that a well-written paragraph…
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Freedom Personal Development (2009, Oct. 13). Top 10 Tips for More Effective Written Communication. Retrieved from: http://www.deliverfreedom.com/blog/top-10-tips-written-communication/
The effects of information technology on the society
The social capital framework
In this paper, we evaluate the validity of the statement that IT is radically changing the social world. We perform a critical analysis of the concept of social world and social capital and how it is influenced by information technology. This is carried against the backdrop of the concept of information technology as the conceptual framework. The paper concludes that indeed the statement that IT is radically changing the social world is true.
The contemporary society has witnessed a series of transformations which can directly be attributed to the concept of technological dynamism. Technological dynamism is a concept which was defined by Albu (2009) as the rate of exchange in the level of predictability of new technologies. The technological advancements that we witness today are largely as a result of the lack of knowledge that exists…
Veenstra, G. (2000). Social capital, SES and health: An individual-level analysis. Social Science and Medicine, 50, 619-629.
Wellman, B.A., Quan-Haase, A., Witte, J., & Hampton, K. (2001). Does the Internet increase, decrease, or supplement social capital? Social networks, participation, and community commitment. American Behavioral Scientist, 45(3), 437-456.
Woolcock, M., & Narayan, D. (2000). Social capital: Implications for development theory, research, and policy. The World Bank Research Observer, 15, 225-249.
The Nazis, however, were seriously mistaken. According to Thomas D. Morgan, "No group that participated in orld ar II made a greater per capita contribution, and no group was changed more by the war." Native Americans willingly enlisted in the war more than any other group in America. Native American tribes that had a long tradition of warrior culture took up arms to defend the American nation. They also served as communication liaison agents who befuddled German and Japanese code-breakers.
Native American contribution fundamentally changed hite's attitude toward American Indians. Many soldiers referred to Native Americans as "Chefs," as a sign of respect. Holm explains: "hites, who made Indian policies at the time, came out of the war with new, or at least different, images of Indian people. These changed views created an atmosphere in which men of varying motives and goals could institute the termination policy under the cloak…
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Advances in Digital Medical Imaging
In the past few decades advances in healthcare have emerged, as new forms of technological integration are implemented as part of the overall healthcare management system. Healthcare providers, doctors and patients require more technological integration into the system providing real time data analysis and the possibility of enhancing medical knowledge. Sharing that knowledge can lead to what many describe as "digital medicine" where stored clinical data can generate medical knowledge which can be widely distributed, incorporated into decision support systems, and lead to more effective medical practices (ouler & Morgenstern, 2005). Digital medical image processing within the healthcare area has its origins in the 1970's when computed tomography was introduced as the first digital modality. In the decades that followed, advances in digital medical imaging technology have dramatically affected the planning and design of diagnostic interventional radiology facilities. Soon after the advent of computerized…
Bang, C. (2005). Digital Imaging Drives Health Care Design. Building Operation
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Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, vol. 1, no. 5: 361-371.
Personal Digital Assistants in Healthcare
Current Applications and Future Trends in the Use of Personal Digital Assistants in Healthcare
Today, healthcare practitioners enjoy a wide range of digital equipment that can help them provide more efficient healthcare services, including laptop computers, cellular telephones and personal digital assistants, or PDAs. These devices have been used in various ways by clinicians to improve their ability to deliver more timely and accurate diagnoses and treatments, and it is clear that the use of these devices will continue to increase in the future. The purpose of this study is to provide a current snapshot of how personal digital assistants are being used in various healthcare settings, including military and government tertiary facilities and the use of PDAs on the battlefield in times of war, but with a specific focus on how PDAs are being used in nongovernmental healthcare facilities today. To this end, a…
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Cieslak, D.M., & Van Winkle, M. (2004). Carry your office in the palm of your hand; a pocket-size device is your computer when you're on the road. Journal of Accountancy, 198(2), 52.
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A iTunes expansion in the digital video space seems to be a no-brainer from a business perspective. The digital music market developed first, aided by peer-sharing sites such as Napster and Kazaa, and it is understandable that much of Apple's current focus through the iTunes store has been on selling digital music tracks and albums. However, the digital video market is growing significantly, and we can expect iTunes to provide even more robust video offerings in the future. According to the iTunes eb site, users already can download thousands of music videos and more than 350 television shows. In a sign that Apple is serious about growing its video services, the company recently launched a movie service that allows users to download feature films for $9.99 a movie. iTunes video services will only grow more as Apple faces growing competition from online music and video providers. As was discussed, Apple…
Angell, L.C. "iTunes revenue surges 84% in 2006." iLounge, Dec. 2006. 1 Aug. 2007. http://ilounge.com/index.php/news/comments/comscore-iTunes-revenue-surges-84-in-2006-q1-to-q3/ .
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Gohring, Nancy. "Apple faces U.S. lawsuit over iTunes-iPod link." Computer World,
Physical vs. Digital Products -- Physical products are those that can be touched, felt, have physical presence, must be produced, warehoused, packaged, shipped and purchased. However, physical products are most certainly not limited to brick and mortar stores. The Internet has opened up an entirely new world for commerce online -- in both physical and virtual worlds with e-Commerce. E-Commerce is the buying and selling of products and services over electronic means, usually the Internet. As Internet usage grows, so does trade conducted electronically, allowing for a number of improvements and innovations that follow suit. Most economists see e-commerce as a market segment that leads to intensive price competition and consumers armed with greater knowledge. In two particular industries, e-commerce has actually changed the way the market works on those industries, causing the brick and mortar versions to fade away. In fact, larger e-commerce firms like Amazon.com, use…
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This balkanization is partially driven by the lack of integration between various segments of itself, and this is primarily a technological limitation. Yet the far broader and more difficult challenge in this regard is the segregating of knowledge not just for profit, but for lasting competitive advantage between nations. On the one hand there is the need for competitive differentiation in company's offerings, yet in others including the sharing of primary research in medicine and biomedical fields and stem cell research there is the ethical responsibility to share these insights gained to foster solutions to the world's most pressing medical problems. M. Van Alstyne and E. Brynjolfsson, researchers on the growth patterns and threat of Internet balkanization from MIT, remark in their conference paper from a 1996 conference that the balkanization of science is a significant threat. The two MIT researchers cite the studies they have completed showing how despite…
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HHS (2006). Federal Register Data on Poverty Line Statistics by size of household. January 24, 2006. See table 1 of this document.
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Digital photography presents a whole new world of opportunities for casual and professional photographers alike. Probably the most significant contribution of digital photography is the ability to change pictures at any stage. The act of taking a digital picture itself is akin to first mixing the paints on a palette before actually applying brush to canvas. Taking the picture is only a jumping off point. Digital cameras convert a scene from humanity into countless zeros and ones which best approximate that reality. We as photographers or simple beneficiaries of the digital photograph may then take the zeros and ones and add or subtract countless other zeros and ones.
In other words, we may modify the picture as we choose. We may invert the colors, touch up areas of dullness, covert the photograph into a black and white sketch and even put the photo in an impressionist painting style.…
The approach Sony continues to take is one of concentrating on continual process improvement to become more agile and resilient in the face of environmental factors (Olenick, 2010) while at the same time seeking to comply with national requirements for sustainability and green initiatives including supply chain compliance (Svensson, 2009).
Legal Factors -- Sony has a culture that embraces learning as a virtue, and continually strives to gain insights from the experiences of other Japanese companies and their legal and regulatory lessons learned. The case mentioned earlier of Toshiba Machinery Company and their sales of unauthorized milling machines to the ussians decades ago still is a foundational element of Japanese ethical training for managers (Ohishi, Naoto, 1993). As the United States and other western nations have continually seen the level of compliance and reporting escalate up through government edict, Sony has continually had to increase its focus on contract management…
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New Media and Politics
Digital media has been extremely instrumental in the organization and expression of political protest. This case study will examine the impact of digital media and social networking and the importance it plays in contemporary political movements.
In the work entitled "New Media and Development Communication," stated is that modern mobile phones "…are transforming civilians into journalists." Columbia University, ITU Report, 2005, p.1) The report states that a critical role was played by mobile phones in the world receiving information about the pro-democracy protests in Myanmar" which involved 1,000 individuals being arrested and 30 to 40 monks and 50 to 70 civilians being killed. The report states specifically:
"Dissent turned into outrage as mobile phones transmitted grainy images of Myanmar's revered monks being beaten by junta security forces, 'Citizen Journalists' -- everyday citizens in Myanmar -- began surreptitiously recording video and taking photos of the…
Cagaptay, Soner (2012) Can Dictators Survive New Media. CNN Special Report. Retrieved from: http://globalpublicsquare.blogs.cnn.com/2012/02/10/can-dictators-survive-new-media/
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Preston, Jennifer (2011) Social Media Gives Wall Street Protests a Global Reach. The New York Times. 15 Oct 2011. Retrieved from: http://mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/10/15/social-media-gives-wall-street-protests-a-global-reach/
, 2009, p. 80). Even the smallest museums in some of the most out-of-the-way locations "can and do participate in the globalized arena," Holo explains. The leaders of these remote museums, for example the "indigenous communitarian museum leaders in the remote mountains of Oaxaca," who have zero staff, somehow go to meetings at very obscure locations, just to link up with others in the world of art (Holo, 80).
However, when globalization becomes what Holo calls "conventionalized homogenization," that is, everything in museums in remote places in the world become mirrors of "the estern perspective of modern art," there is a necessary response to that negative dynamic. That's not to say that militant nationalism automatically comes into play in this situation, but as Holo explains, globalization can bring "negative baggage" and when it does, as Manuel Borja-Ville explains (he is the director of the Reina Sofia, Spain's national museum of…
Gharebaghi, Ali-Asghar. The Globalization of Art? The Same Old Story? Tavoos
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Holo, Selma, and Alvarez, Mari-Tere. Beyond the Turnstile: Making the Case for Museums and Sustainable Values. Landham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2009.
Dubai World, a venture funded by the emirate of Dubai, announced that it would place a six-month "standstill" on $4 billion out of $26 billion of its outstanding debt. The move had dramatic repercussions for global financial markets, and the rulers of Dubai needed to evaluate the best strategy with respect to how to proceed following the announcement. The decision had major ramifications for Dubai as a nation-state.
Dubai's economic growth has been strong for several years, but unlike the wealth of neighboring Abu Dhabi, the growth in Dubai is not based on oil wealth. Dubai's wealth essentially comes from its ability to convince investors to put money into the country -- there is no genuine wealth in Dubai, it is all borrowed. This makes the issue of the Dubai World debt critical for the future of the emirate. The country's position as one of the Middle East's most open…
The world of information technology is constantly being challenged to move into other segments of business functions. No longer can an IT manager simply control the company's internal data and information flow. One generalization that was identified is that information technology is becoming increasing intertwined with both marketing and advertising. Many consumers, especially the younger generations, consider information they acquire online by various means to serve as the foundation for purchasing decisions. Not only do such consumers scan the web to compare pricing information, but they also engage in product research through various means.
It is becoming increasingly difficult to reach these consumers with a marketing message. Many consumers effectively shun any traditional type of marketing messages. Such consumers can actually have contempt for such an approach as it seems to question their intelligence and as a result these messages can potentially have a counterproductive effect on brand image.…
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All because of a racially fueled hatred that exaggerated the nature of the merciless war. This image of the cruelty and heartless Japanese is what eventually allowed the American people and government to justify the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
The racist attitudes clearly clouded the United State's commitment to defending Democracy, both abroad and within its own borders. One of the worst examples of this merciless prejudice was the removal of the Japanese from cities along the West Coast in Executive Order. The internment of hundreds of thousands of Japanese-Americans clearly threatened the mage of democracy here at home, in the U.S. borders. The research suggests that "after the American entry into the war against Japan, the U.S. military imposed curfews and other restrictions on persons of Japanese descent living on the West Coast, including both naturalized native American citizens, and eventually 'excluded' mot Japanese-Americans from certain Western…
Daniels, Roger. "Executive Order No. 9066." Modern American Poetry. University of Illinois. Web. http://www.english.illinois.edu/maps/poets/g_l/haiku/9066.htm
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As a result, contemporary computer systems and networks must be well protected against malicious intrusions and other attempts to gain unauthorized access to computers and network systems (Schneider, 1999).
Legal and Privacy Issues in the Workplace and Copyright Issues
The prevalence of digital technology for social networking has also generated entirely new areas of law and issues of public policy, such as in connection with the privacy of individuals in the workplace (Dershowitz, 2002). Nowadays, Internet use and e-mail communications are so prevalent and so much a part of both commercial enterprise functions and social networking that contemporary employers must routinely establish specific rules and policies for authorized non-work-related uses of their equipment and information systems. Likewise, the privacy rights of employees in connection with their Internet use at work are extremely limited and subject to monitoring to an extent that is prohibited by federal law with respect to other…
Dam, K., Lin, H. (1996) Cryptography's Role in Security in the Information Age.
Washington, DC: National Academy Press.
Dershowitz, A. (2002). Shouting Fire: Civil Liberties in a Turbulent Age. New York:
Little Brown & Co.
Wide Web Consortium and HIPAA Applicable ules
In the contemporary business environment, compliance and security standards have become the crucial factors to a successful business and assist in gaining the confidence of top global clients. The W3C (World Wide Web Consortium) is one of the standards, which develops the interoperable technologies that include guidelines, specifications, tools and software to assist the Web achieving its full potential. Moreover, the W3C is a forum for commerce, communication information, and collective understanding primarily aimed to pursue its mission through development of Web guidelines and standards. Since 1994, the W3C has launched a publication of over 100 standards referred as W3C recommendations. The W3C also engages in software development, outreach, education, and serve as an open forum for Web discussion. To assist Web reaching its full potential, fundamental Web technologies allow the software and hardware accessing the Web to allow the technologies working together.…
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Kim, D., & Solomon, M. G. (2014). Fundamentals of information systems security (2nd ed.). Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning.
R.R. Donnelly & Sons Print vs. Digital
Final Project -- R.R. Donnelley & Sons: The Digital Division
In 1995, the largest commercial printer in the world, R.R. Donnelley & Sons which was founded in the 1864, was experiencing challenges both internally and externally as digital printing technology began to completely alter the printing industry. Though the printing company had created a division to respond to the massive changes associated with digital technology, headed by VP Barb Schetter, the division had significant difficulties infiltrating and making an overall impact on the traditional Donnelley business model which was fully invested in larger and more costly printing systems and had an informal and formal business structure and culture to support these massive historical investments.
R.R. Donnelley & Sons Assignment Questions
What are the differences between the traditional printing business and the digital printing business? And in particular, what are the implications for Rory…
Inability of Analogous Copyright Laws to Work Well in the Classroom and Society of the Digital Age
Traditional copyright protection laws have for sometime now been unable to give complete protection to the rights of those who 'own' various types of media, ranging from books and articles to photographs and music. In the opinion of some, this change has mostly been as a result of the absence of strict laws needed to improve such rights. As a consequence, a key matter of interest emerges from "Overwrought copyright: The inability of Analogous copyright laws to work well in the classroom and society of the Digital Age" One hugely unexamined area that is a central and important question, is the role the doctrine of 'first sale law' will play in the future of digital copyright laws. The requirement that those who hold copyright transfer the control power of many applications of a…
Baldwin, P. (2014). Copyright and Authors' Rights In The Nineteenth Century. The Copyright, 14.
Burleson, K. (2014). Learning from Copyright's Failure to Build its Future. Indiana Law Journal, 89(3), 1301-1325.
Dicola, P. (2013). Copyright Equality: Free Speech, Efficiency, and Regulatory Parity In Distribution. Boston University Law Review, 93, 1838-1872.
McGrail, J.P. & McGrail, E. (2010). Overwrought copyright: Why copyright law from the analog age does not work in the digital age's society and classroom. Education and Information Technologies, 15(2), 69-85.
Badge Name -- The eponymous Delta Mu Delta Honor Society's Performance Excellence Digital Badge recognizes honorable academic performance in business administration.
Type/Category - What type is this badge: attendance, participation, learning, existing skill, achievement, association, etc.
The Delta Mu Delta Honor Society's Performance Excellence Digital Badge commends academic prowess, measured by both alpha-numeric grading and also by instructor commendation.
The Delta Mu Delta digital badge acknowledges what?
The Delta Mu Delta digital badge acknowledges quantifiable academic excellence. There are additional digital badges available to Delta Mu Delta members for the number of blog posts covering critical business issues, philanthropy, and outstanding entrepreneurial performance.
Description - a tweet-length description; work to distinguish the Delta Mu Delta badge from other badges.
The Delta Mu Delta digital badge sigil is a key with a triangle and a ship, distinguishing it from other badges.
5) Criteria - The required steps to acquire a Delta…
"7 Things You Should Know About Badges," (2012). Retrieved online: http://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/eli7085.pdf
Delta Mu Delta (2015). Society Bylaws. Retrieved online: http://deltamudelta.org/about/society-bylaws/
Delta Mu Delta Induction Ritual (2003). Retrieved online: http://deltamudelta.org/download/faculty-adviser/Induction%20Ritual.pdf
#1 The electronic service delivery (ESD) Scheme represents a combination of C2G and G2C activities. The G2C element is the delivery of informative content while the C2G element involves the online access to applications and services. The Interactive Government Services Directory (IGSD) is also C2G / G2C, simply providing access to information and services not included in the ESD as is the HKSAR Government Information Center, the official government Web site.
The electronic tendering system (ETS) is a G2B Web site that allows businesses to participate in reverse auctions conducted by the government supplies department. The HK post office certification service is a blend of G2B and G2C, provides digital certification information to both organizations and individuals.
#2 According to the Hong Kong government, the goal of the ESD Scheme and IGSD is to provide a central platform that allows the public to transact business with the Government…
oman and Islam
Islamic religion has its established guiding teachings and principles that ensure its followers submit totally to the will of Allah for all the adherents. In effect, Islamic religion recognizes the fact that people and things around them affect their survival irrespective of their age, community, families, and the nation. The quality of life of the Muslims invariably affects the existence of the Islamic nations and religion as a whole. Muslim women are highly vulnerable to various health problems due to the strict religious ideation of most of the conditions that affect them. Islamic women as most of the women from other contemporary communities face numerous health challenges, including reproductive health problems such as increased cases of maternal death, destitution, poor access to maternal health services, and social violation of their human rights. As such, the health challenges make it necessary for the adoption of policies that recognize…
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As all these human needs are connected with each other, it is not surprising then, that the human need to connect is inherently connected with the human need for knowledge. In 11/9/89, the Berlin all fell because it prevented people from physically knowing and hearing about worlds that existed beyond the wall. In 8/9/95, Netscape was launced and made public because it would not only connect people with each other, but its usage would generate "more incentive…to create content and applications and tools" (64). ork Flow Software, Uploading, and In-forming were further developments that negotiated people's need for knowledge -- whether they are free and readily available or not. ork Flow Software satisfied people's need for knowledge as it allowed information to travel seamlessly through integrated networks. Uploading and In-forming, however, paved the way for (selected) new media technologies to remain "open" and continuously expanding, respectively. Uploading allowed users to…
Friedman, T. (2006). The World is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century. (Release 2.0, Expanded & Updated). NY: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux.
Consumers in Virtual orlds
Literature Review / Theoretical Framework: The article in the journal Marketing Intelligence & Planning points to how marketing research is becoming more pivotal to companies due to increased global competition (globalization). The authors point out that because some firms struggle to re-invent the way they conduct marketing research in the new millennium, they are considered "learning organizations" (Malhotra, et al., 2001, p. 216).
The article presents important practical information about how firms should conduct research. For example, qualitative research should be conducted with a "postmodern" approach, which uses "artistic interpretation" methods and rejects the old way of doing things like sending out surveys to determine what consumers prefer. Updated qualitative research uses computer-assisted data and embraces creative methods. On the quantitative research side, the authors advocate automated "data mining"; new databases should contain unlimited information about foreign product markets (Malhotra, 221).
Key Findings: Conducting surveys is…
Catterall, Miriam, and Maclaran, Pauline. (2001). Research consumers in virtual worlds: A
cyberspace odyssey. Journal of Consumer Behaviour, 1(3), 228-237.
Malhotra, Naresh K., and Peterson, Mark. (2001). Marketing research in the new millennium:
Emerging issues and trends. Marketing Intelligence & Planning, 19(4), 216-235.
airport we have kiosks and call centers and the e-services that we provide allow customers to check in online and to order tickets online. The information that is provided by the websites described here are also related to customer service as well as to employee benefits because employees can also utilize these e-services to access their information online and book flights for themselves and for friends and/or family. Professional development services are also available. Our airport is the same as all top-of-the-line airports around the world. Thus airport e-services generally offer "easy-to-access online services for staff and customers" (e-services, 2015).
Our e-services can also be used for public service announcements, such as outbreaks of diseases in areas where fliers might be flying. Other e-service providers utilize this service as well, such as colleges and places of business that invite travelers or see a lot of thorough fare (Clear Lake E-Services,…
Belk, R. (2014). You are what you can access: Sharing and collaborative consumption online. Journal of Business Research, 67(8): 1595-1600.
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Combating Digital Crime & Digital Terrorism
"Describe the overall impact (e.g. economic, social, etc.) of utilizing technologies in combating digital crime and digital terrorism"
It has become very obvious over the past few years that the United States' technologies that are supposed to combat cyber attacks on corporate, personal, and government computers are enormously ineffective. Some would say that is an understatement. This paper discusses ways to combat cyber crime and cyber terrorism. There is good reason why this subject needs addressing not just in college research papers but by the agencies that are supposed to protect Americans and the U.S. government and its employees (including the Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. Secret Service, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, among others).
hy better digital crime prevention is imperative
In fact one of the most devastating digital attacks on U.S. government computers occurred earlier in June, as hackers linked…
Bennett, B., and Diersing, C. (2015). Hacked U.S. files not encrypted. Los Angeles Times.
Retrieved June 17, 2015, from http://www.latimes.com .
Bissell, K. (2013). Fighting Cybercrime with Collective Intelligence and Technology.
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MEDIA & GLOBAL POLITICS
Shirky's piece is about the potential for media to change the course of government and politics across the world. He writes of ways that specifically the technology of social media has the power and/or potential for political activism and social change. The 21st century has seen an increase in the frequency and the efficiency of grassroots activism and social movements around the world, due in great part because of the Internet and social media. In fact, the drastic increase in this kind of activity began in the late 20th century:
Since the rise of the Internet in the early 1990s, the world's networked population has grown from the low millions to the low billions. Over the same period, social media have become a fact of life for civil society worldwide, involving many actors -- regular citizens, activists, nongovernmental organizations, telecommunications firms, software providers, governments…As the…
Castells, M. (2009). Communication Power. Oxford University Press. Pp. 299-432.
Morozov, E. (2011). Net Delusion: The Dark Side of Internet Freedom. Public Affairs: New York. Pp. 1- 32, 179-204.
Shirky, C. (2011). The Political Power of Social Media. Foreign Affairs, Jan/Feb2011, 90(1), 28-41.
They may not install personal copies of software they purchased for home use on a school computer; or make copies of school-owned software for either home use or to share with parents and students.
In addition, the laws address the use of shareware. Sometimes people think of shareware as "free," but it is not, and schools may not use shareware beyond the date at which the shareware copyright owner demands payment. In addition, although freeware is free in that the school does not have to pay for it, the law states that people may not sell freeware. Schools are not likely to do that, but they also cannot alter the freeware for any kind of commercial purpose, even if their goal was to support educational goals in some way (Education World).
The cumulative effect of these laws require that schools (as well as everyone else) use commercial software only in…
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Modern Communication Technology and Its Benefits
While opponents and critics of modern communication technology like social media platforms Twitter and Facebook argue that these tools invariably bring pain and problems to people’s lives, this one-sided and ultimately shallow approach to modern communication technology ignores the many benefits that text messaging, smartphones, social media, the Internet, and other communication tools in the Digital Era provide to individuals, businesses, organizations, governments and law enforcement all over the world. This paper will show that modern communication technology has many benefits for people today and that these tools have, in fact, changed the world for the better by 1) connecting more human beings than ever before, 2) allowing information to flow and be shared more easily than ever before, and 3) allowing people to overcome time and space barriers so that they can work together and assist one another with ideas, guidance, directions, and…
Efforts are made to make healthier choices in terms of energy and transport in both developed and developing countries. All legislators now acknowledge the need for alternative energy and transport choices to promote the health and well-being not only of current generations, but also those of the future. Indeed, on a wider scale, healthier choices can eventually mean the difference between the longevity of the human race or its ultimate destruction. It can therefore be said with certainty that the impact of the 1952 event can still be felt today. It forms the basis of the fundamental realization that air pollution is very detrimental to human health, and that alternative fuel sources are essential if the situation is to improve.
II the Fire at andoz Ltd.
II.1 the Crisis
The 1986 fire at andoz Ltd. occurred near Basel, witzerland on 1 November. Like the London smog, was more or less…
BBC News. 1986: Chemical spill turns Rhine red. On this day: 1 November. http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/november/1/newsid_4679000/4679789.stm
BBC News UK. (2002, Dec. 5). The Great Smog of London. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/2545759.stm
Bitzer, Dirk. 1986 Environment: So many dead fish! Geschichte
Parallels in Journalism Studies
Chapter 11 by Coleman et al. is primarily concerned with the importance and methods of agenda setting in mass media, communication, and journalism studies. Agenda setting is a set that should come very early on in the production process of media for critical reasons. Without an agenda, the media lacks direction. Without an agenda, it is nearly impossible to judge or evaluate the success of a piece of media. Agenda setting is like knowing one's audience: if a media producer or journalist does not know his/her audience and lacks a concise & clear agenda, then there really is no point in producing such a piece of media. It would be a waste of time and resources. According to this chapter, agenda setting did not begin in mass media specifically nor journalism. Methods and research into agenda setting in the United States began with several presidential…
Coleman, R., McCombs, M. & Shaw, D & Weaver, D. (2009). Agenda Setting. In K. Wahl-Jorgensen & T. Hanitzsch (Eds.), The Handbook of Journalism. (pp. 147-160). New York, NY: Routledge. (chapter 11)
Cottle, S. (2009). Journalism and Globalization. In K. Wahl-Jorgensen & T. Hanitzsch (Eds.), The Handbook of Journalism. (pp. 341-356). New York, NY: Routledge. (chapter 24)
Entman, R.M., Matthes, J. & P. Pellicano, L. (2009). Nature, Sources, and Effects of News Framing. In K. Wahl-Jorgensen & T. Hanitzsch (Eds.), The Handbook of Journalism. (pp. 175-190). New York, NY: Routledge. (chapter 13)
McNair, B. (2009). Journalism and Democracy. In K. Wahl-Jorgensen & T. Hanitzsch (Eds.), The Handbook of Journalism. 237 -- 249. New York, NY: Routledge. (chapter 17)
Frontier technology is innovative and new technology that breaks ground on new directions in what individuals and organizations are able to achieve. The background of frontier technology consists of advancements in development going back all the way to the Industrial evolution up through today with advancements in satellite coverage, travel, communications, and surveillance.
Key players and stakeholders in creating and using this technology consist of developers, such as Frontier Technology, Inc., users, such as organizations like the FBI, persons involved in the transaction (those who may be on the receiving end of the technology, those who are being monitored, tracked, communicated with, etc.), and those who invest in these developments, such as venture capitalists, lobbies, military, congressional committees and government agencies. The solutions that they strive to provide are ones that will, essentially, make the world safer, better, and more functional thanks to the technological advancements and discoveries of those…
Durden, T. (2015). An Infographic Look At Russia's Advanced Anti-Aircraft Missile
Defense System. Zero Hedge. Retrieved from http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-11-15/infographic-look-russias-advanced-anti-aircraft-missile-defense-system
Escobar, P. (2015). You Want War? Russia is Ready for War. Sputnik. Retrieved from http://sputniknews.com/columnists/20151215/1031786484/russia-ready-war.html
Copyright Infringement & the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) of 1998
This paper looks into the issues of copyright infringement and circumvention of technology with reference to Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998. The author of this paper has carefully studied the law in question and has focused on various issues connected with this legislation. DMCA is a highly controversial law that has been staunchly opposed and actively supported by different section of the public and it has managed to attract great deal of media attention because of various lawsuits that emerged in this connection. The paper looks into some important Court cases for impartial and objective study of the law.
DIGITAL MILLENNIUM COPYIGHT ACT
INTODUCTION TO DMCA
There has been a long-standing debate on the issue of freedom of speech in the United States. While the Constitution of the country explicitly grants American citizens the right to share information…
Chris Taylor/San Francisco, Throwing The E-Book At Him A programmer is prosecuted for enabling users to break the security in reader software., Time, 08-20-2001, pp. 62+
Voss, David, DIGITAL SECURITY: Music Industry Strikes Sour Note for Academics., Science, 05-04-2001.
Neil Ferguson, 'Censorship in Action, Why I don't publish my HDCP results', Aug 15, 2001 http://www.macfergus.com/neils/dmca/cia.html
Lev Grossman, Business/The Future of Copyright: Digital Divisiveness., Time, 08-28-2000, pp. 40.