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Understanding the Digital World

Understanding the Digital World

What You Need to Know about Computers, the Internet, Privacy, and Security

  • Author: Brian W. Kernighan
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • ISBN: 1400884802
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 256
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The basics of how computer hardware, software, and systems work, and the risks they create for our privacy and security Computers are everywhere. Some of them are highly visible, in laptops, tablets, cell phones, and smart watches. But most are invisible, like those in appliances, cars, medical equipment, transportation systems, power grids, and weapons. We never see the myriad computers that quietly collect, share, and sometimes leak vast amounts of personal data about us. Through computers, governments and companies increasingly monitor what we do. Social networks and advertisers know far more about us than we should be comfortable with, using information we freely give them. Criminals have all-too-easy access to our data. Do we truly understand the power of computers in our world? Understanding the Digital World explains how computer hardware, software, networks, and systems work. Topics include how computers are built and how they compute; what programming is and why it is difficult; how the Internet and the web operate; and how all of these affect our security, privacy, property, and other important social, political, and economic issues. This book also touches on fundamental ideas from computer science and some of the inherent limitations of computers. It includes numerous color illustrations, notes on sources for further exploration, and a glossary to explain technical terms and buzzwords. Understanding the Digital World is a must-read for all who want to know more about computers and communications. It explains, precisely and carefully, not only how they operate but also how they influence our daily lives, in terms anyone can understand, no matter what their experience and knowledge of technology.

Understanding the Digital Generation

Understanding the Digital Generation

Teaching and Learning in the New Digital Landscape

  • Author: Ian Jukes,Ted McCain,Lee Crockett
  • Publisher: Corwin Press
  • ISBN: 1452239444
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 176
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An innovative look at reshaping the educational experiences of 21st-century learners! Inspiring thoughtful discussion that leads to change, this reader-friendly resource examines how the new digital landscape is transforming teaching and learning in an environment of standards, accountability, and high-stakes testing and why informed leadership is so critical. The authors present powerful strategies and compelling viewpoints, underscore the necessity of developing relevant classroom experiences, and discuss: Attributes common among digital learners The concepts of neuroplasticity and the hyperlinked mind An educational approach that supports traditional literacy skills alongside 21st-century fluencies Evaluation methods that encompass how digital generation students process new information

Understanding the Business of Global Media in the Digital Age

Understanding the Business of Global Media in the Digital Age

  • Author: Micky Lee,Dal Yong Jin
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134972601
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 270
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This new introductory textbook provides students with the tools they need to understand the way digital technologies have transformed the global media business of the 21st century. Focusing on three main approaches – media economics, critical political economy, and production studies – the authors provide an empirically rich analysis of ownership, organizational structures and culture, business strategies, markets, networks of strategic alliances, and state policies as they relate to global media. Examples throughout involve both traditional and digital media and are taken from different regions and countries to illustrate how the media business is influenced by interconnected historical, political, economic, and social factors. In addition to introducing today’s convergent world of global media, the book gives readers a greater understanding of their own potential roles within the global media industries.

Understanding Research in the Digital Age

Understanding Research in the Digital Age

  • Author: Sarah Quinton,Nina Reynolds
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1526448319
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 256
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A guide to understanding digital research from both a conceptual and practical perspective, helping the reader to make sense of the issues, challenges and opportunities of social science research in the digital age. The book will help the reader to understand how the digital context impacts on social science research and is divided into three main sections: A Justification & Reconceptualization of Digital Research: The authors explore how far the digital environment is transforming social science research. Accessing Digital Data: An outline of the characteristics of digital data, temporality issues in digital research and different data sources. Moving Forward with Digital Research: Examining the practicalities of how to conduct digital research, with examples and suggestions to strengthen the implementation of digital research. Suitable for Masters and Doctoral students undertaking digital or online research methods courses, as well as anyone doing a research project or dissertation with an online component.

Understanding Media in the Digital Age

Understanding Media in the Digital Age

Connections for Communication, Society, and Culture

  • Author: Everette E. Dennis,Melvin L. DeFleur
  • Publisher: Pearson College Division
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 411
  • View: 9936
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Written by two of the field's most eminent experts, this exciting new introduction to mass media makes connections between communication research and the reality of the media industry. Understanding Media in the Digital Age shows readers how to navigate the world of traditional and new media while fostering an understanding of mass communication theory, history, active research findings, and professional experience.

Born Digital

Born Digital

Understanding the First Generation of Digital Natives

  • Author: Urs Gasser
  • Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
  • ISBN: 1458725448
  • Category: Digital media
  • Page: 576
  • View: 8488
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The first generation of Digital Natives children who were born into and raised in the digital world are coming of age, and soon our world will be reshaped in their image. Our economy, our politics, our culture, and even the shape of our family life will be forever transformed. But who are these Digital Natives? And what is the world theyre creating going to look like? In Born Digital, leading Internet and technology experts John Palfrey and Urs Gasser offer a sociological portrait of these young people, who can seem, even to those merely a generation older, both extraordinarily sophisticated and strangely narrow. Exploring a broad range of issues, from the highly philosophical to the purely practical, Born Digital will be essential reading for parents, teachers, and the myriad of confused adults who want to understand the digital present and shape the digital future.

International Relations and Security in the Digital Age

International Relations and Security in the Digital Age

  • Author: Johan Eriksson,Giampiero Giacomello
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134143826
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 256
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This book examines the impact of the information revolution on international and domestic security, attempting to remedy both the lack of theoretically informed analysis of information security and the US-centric tendency in the existing literature. International Relations and Security in the Digital Age covers a range of topics, including: critical infrastructure protection, privacy issues, international cooperation, cyber terrorism, and security policy. It aims to analyze the impact of the information revolution on international and domestic security; examine what existing international relations theories can say about this challenge; and discuss how international relations theory can be developed to better meet this challenge. The analysis suggests that Liberalism’s focus on pluralism, interdependence and globalization, Constructivism’s emphasis on language, symbols and images (including ‘virtuality’), and some elements of Realist strategic studies (on the specific topic of information warfare) contribute to a better understanding of digital age security. This book will be of interest to students of security studies, globalization, international relations, and politics and technology.

Social and Economic Transformation in the Digital Era

Social and Economic Transformation in the Digital Era

  • Author: Georgios I. Doukidis,Nikolaos Mylonopoulos,Nancy Pouloudi
  • Publisher: IGI Global
  • ISBN: 1591401593
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 326
  • View: 5536
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Researchers, business people and policy makers have recognized the importance of addressing technological, economic and social impacts in conjunction. For example, the rise and fall of the dot-com hype depended on the strength of the business model, on the technological capabilities avalable to firms and on the readiness of the society and economy, at large, to sustain a new breed of business activity. Social and Economic Transformation in the Digital Era addresses this challenge by assembling the latest thinking of leading researchers and policy makers in key subject areas of the information society and presents innovative business models, case studies, normative theories and social explanations.

The Digital Age (1947 – Present Day)

The Digital Age (1947 – Present Day)

  • Author: Charlie Samuels
  • Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP
  • ISBN: 1433949148
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 48
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This volume presents some of the technological highlights for the period 1947 through 2010.

Understanding Popular Culture and World Politics in the Digital Age

Understanding Popular Culture and World Politics in the Digital Age

  • Author: Laura J. Shepherd,Caitlin Hamilton
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317376021
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 208
  • View: 5964
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The practices of world politics are now scrutinised in a way that is unprecedented, with even those previously – or conventionally assumed to be – disengaged from international affairs being drawn into world politics by social media. Interactive websites allow users to follow election results in real-time from the other side of the world, and online mapping means that the world ‘out there’ is now available on your mobile phone. Understanding Popular Culture and World Politics in the Digital Age engages these themes in contemporary world politics, to better understand how digital communication through new media technologies changes our encounters with the world. Whether the focus is digital media, social networking or user-generated content, these sites of political activity and the artefacts they produce have much to tell us about how we engage world politics in the contemporary age. This volume represents the starting point of a dialogue about how digital technologies are beginning to impact the research and practice of scholars and practitioners in the field of International Relations, with the collection of cutting-edge essays dealing specifically with the intertextuality of world politics and digital popular culture. This book will be of use to International Relations research academics (and critically engaged publics) interested in the core themes of global politics – subjectivity, militarism, humanitarianism, civil society organisation, and governance. The book also employs theories and techniques closely associated with other social science disciplines, including political theory, sociology, cultural studies and media studies.