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.