Popular Technologies Assignment

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Essay #: 057604
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The beginning:
Popular Technologies Assignment
Part 1: You and Technology
The relationship between technology and the individual is a highly controversial topic. In “You”-Yes, You”-Were the Person of the Year” Lev Grossman suggests that new Internet technologies have created a new an exciting world in which the individual can take over the media for themselves(Grossman http: //www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1569514,00.html). However, Jose van
Dijk
provides a counter argument suggesting that websites like
YouTube
are so mediated by commercial interests that the individual is essentially obliterated(van
Dijk
54).
This essay will argue that the van
Dijk
is correct. Websites like
YouTube
and
Facebook
used to allow the individual to express...
The end:
..... Rizzo sees the cell phone culture in primarily political and social terms. It allows the individual to gain independence in. However, Rizzo would tend to agree with
Goggin
that these cultures are heavily influenced by commercial forces.
In conclusion, it is often argued that cell phone cultures have evolved in most societies. However, there is a lot of debate about the nature of these cultures.
Works Cited
Goggin
, G., “Cool Phone” in Cell Phone Culture,
Routledge
,
London, 2006: 41-62
Grossman, Lev, You”-Yes, You”-Were the Person of the Year” in
Time, 2006: http: //www.time.com/time/magazine/article/ 0,9171,1569514,00.html.
Rizzo, Sergio, “The Promise of Cell Phones” in Convergence,
Vol.14, Iss.1, 2008: 135-143.
Van
dijk
, Jose, 2009: 54.