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This, the authors argue that it contrasts the traditional media production where the roles of the producers and the audiences were separated. In this new perspective, the audience becomes the producers as well as the consumers of the media productions. This creates content through voluntary and temporary affiliations by users who have common intellectual enterprises and personal interests (Vainikka & Herkman, 2013). The study south to get information about how the participants who represented the larger group of the same age group in the same geographical location, used the new forms of media such as the internet to become producers of this kind of content. Many ways to collect the data were used. These included asking both open ended and closed question, interviews and analysis of qualitative data such as media diaries focused group interviews and focused individual interviews.
The nature of the internet itself and the other platforms supported by the internet (such as social media) makes it possible for everyone and anyone to be a producer of content and this blurs the lines separating the producers from the audience (Vainikka & Herkman, 2013). This leads to a collective intelligence where information and ideas are developed and used collectively. Instead of immersive reading in such online platforms, the readers use discussions and idea pooling, albeit in an informal fashion. However, this theoretical understanding of what participatory production of content (collective intelligence) is, is not always achieved because there are other factors that determine how an individual user of the modern digital media can manage to be a producer of information. For instance, while the modern medial itself support the environment conducive for collective intelligence, the individual users may have to have special skills, support from the particular
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The traditional meaning of term "culture" in American anthropology is described as a cumulative outcome of the distinct ways that people living in different parts of the world classified and represented their experiences and acted creatively and, the evolution of human capacity to classify and represent these experiences with symbols to act imaginatively and creatively.
It has seen great wars and annexations. At one hand, it is the witness of the establishment of the vast empires and nations and on the other hand, it has witnessed the ruins and the perils of great empires as well. Immigration plays a crucial role in the development of great cities of the world.
The dictionary defines progress in relation to our reading material as follows: the development of an individual or society in a direction considered more beneficial than and superior to the previous level” (dictonary.com). Keeping that definition in mind, I thought it best to start off this essay by discussing the Kirckpatrick Sale’s essay “Five Facets of Myth”.
The Waste Land by T.S Eliot is one of the most influential modern poems of the 20th century. Although known for its satire and prophecy, it seems to suggest meaninglessness in life, existence and fall of civilization. The waste land is characteristically unconventional and controversial following none of the defined poetic styles and the subject matter seems to have transcended cultures and limits of time and place.
It traces a tradition of British women's writing about the Middle East and demonstrates how discourse by British woman traveller, who clearly represented herself as affiliated to the peoples of the Middle East nonetheless participated in the imperialist project.
It may be useful to set out initially the traditional interpretations of each philosophy and to work from there in exploring how the two can be seen to compliment, and to conflict with, each other. The basis of JS Mill’s utilitarianism rests on a number of principles, centered the ultimate aim of happiness.
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re instances as those pointed out by Professor Bryan Caplan, higher productivity and more efficiency is attained if there is less work because of improvements in how the work is being done that results into more output. The example he cited in the video clip was the use or
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