Communication in the media is a vital way of passing information by use of gadgets that occur from one person and point to another. Many people including the disabled are increasingly relying on communication gadgets and use them to experience the world. This essay aims at answering short questions about the media and technology, opinions about music, facts about commerce and finally the internet. It is humans who make the media and it takes up a big fraction of our daily hours with great impacts on human life. It is thus critical to have a complete understanding of how the media works and to have the knowledge of nature of the global communication. Media and mass communication in this work will thus help in understanding how the media works.
1. In your "not so wildest dreams" what do you envision to be a potential "next big thing" in new media or new media technology that is accessible by the masses? This question is based on new technologies that unveil our wildest dreams. The next potential big thing in new media technology would be the creation of irrelevant machines that would not be useful to the media. This answer is true because research gives information that the Consumer Electronics Association yearly expo had their latest smart technology sweeping the gadget market. Some of the gadgets included 3D printers that would create sugar concoctions that are edible. There is much paradox that the new invention is irrational and the only reason as to humans craving for uniqueness is that we are not thus irrelevant is not being unique.
2. What are your music habits and how do you listen to music and buy it? My music habits are attaching music to emotions and comfort. I listen to music when seated in a comfortable manner or when asleep. I started getting into music and later appreciated it when I could sit in a quiet place and listen to music. Later, I developed more interest when I could slip a tape in the deck and find myself pressing play and getting asleep. Finally, I buy music tapes from a music shop especially the soft rock music. This habit of buying music is not consistent because at times I do carry out some downloading from the internet and all thanks to good technology. The music tapes are tangible and I do store them in my bedroom but the downloaded ones are only visible and intangible although they are stored in my computer.
3. Does this differ from when you first started listening to music and why? What attracts you to these methods? My music habits are consistent and over a long period I still store my music tapes in my bedroom and listen to music in a comfortable manner or when asleep. Although there is a small difference brought in by technology and that is having more music that is downloaded because initially I had no laptop to download my songs. In summary, there are no differences in my music life and habits unless the technological changes that have improved music acquisition. Whatever attracts me to the methods I use to listen to music are privacy and comfort. It is true because I only listen to music in my bedroom where nobody sees me and with minimal distractions. Further, the listening to music while asleep creates more comfort for me in life.
4. Should commerce have been allowed to become the economic driver of the Internet? Justify your answer. Please comment on at least three of your classmates' postings with questions or thoughtful, respectful, thorough responses.
Commerce should have been allowed to become an economic driver on the internet. It is relevant to have commerce on the internet for numerous reasons of benefit and the true benefits are easy to delineate. Internet commerce is thus widely used today and many business transactions occur over the internet.
Commerce carried through the internet enables an ease of access and global reach. The World Wide Web has acted as an ideal mechanism that has provided relevant information reaching the public globally. Internet commerce allows organizations to make their products public at a very minimal cost and by answering asked questions organizations have reduced the numbers of customer service workers. Today, customers can place orders through the internet with security assured and the internet helps to extend to wider markets and eases the information exchange in trading.
Internet is a low cost medium of advertising for goods and services. It is an inexpensive medium for advertising and most organizations use the media for commercial purposes. Also, the internet is very much convenient in purchasing of goods and services with very quick processes. Orders are usually placed in a short period and can be done anywhere and later still purchase whatever an individual needs without necessarily having to move around.
There are low barriers to entry and both small and large firms have the opportunity to conduct business on the internet. The home pages used are equal and they give footing to both small and large firms. Technology available is in place for any business to use the internet and enjoy the benefits equally making most businesses increase their concentration on creating better services.
Finally, use of internet in commerce enhances image and several executives agree by having their presence on the internet since their competitors are also on the internet. An absence of the internet may at times tarnish the names of the organizations considering them as laggards of technology and this makes every business aim at using the internet.
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