The Festival of The Media

“Almost everyone who has commented on electronic media, whether as casual observer or as scholar, whether in praise or in condemnation, has noted the ability of electronic media to bypass former limitations to communication. Electronic media have changed the significance of space, time and physical barriers as communication variables” (Meyrowitz 1985, p. 13). When we …

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A Culture of Limitless Communication

The Internet can be viewed as a delivery mechanism for a range of services that are continuously evolving and being suited for by different people, for different needs (Anderson, Tracey 2012 p. 462). As stated by Anderson and Tracey, the average Internet user simply does not exist due to the limitless reasons, uses, applications and …

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A Casual Collection of Data

Ethnography is the study of social interactions, behaviours, and perceptions that can happen within groups, teams, organisations and communities (2008, p. 512). As outlined by Reeves (2008, p. 512), essentially the aim of ethnography is to provide a detailed and holistic insight into people’s attitudes and conduct through the qualitative collection of data, such as …

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MEDIA SPACES: REDEFINING COMMUNICATION

 The term media space refers to a system that uses integrated video, audio and computers to allow people to work together despite the obvious differences in spatial distribution and time (Wellman 1991, p. 203). Described very acutely by Barry Wellman, the concept of media spaces ultimately redefines the conventional methods of communication, as the unforseen …

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