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   revolution in social communications
   availability of images and ideas
   ethical question
   use of the media of social communication
   The common good
   international common good
   drives and supports globalization
   Changes in technology and work relationships
   every person everywhere “a partner in the business of the human race
   transforming political and economic relations
   digital divide
     –   Males comprise 72 percent of wireless Internet users in the US - 18-34 age group are
         the most likely to use wireless devices to access the Net.
     –   gay/lesbian sites have the highest concentration of Internet users that access the
         Internet via wireless devices, followed by car-rental sites and directories-classified
     –   11 percent of all Web-based email users access the Internet via mobile phone or PDA.
         English language native to seven countries                 (8.2% of the world's population)

   The U.S.
   The U.K.
   Ireland
   Canada
   Australia
   New Zealand
   South Africa
   Philippines
   English is used most of the time online in India.
   total Gross Domestic Products of these seven countries is $12.26 trillion (29.8% of the entire world
      – The U.S. Population: 270 Million
           Gross National Product: US$8.083 trillion
           GNP per capita: $30,200
      – The U.K. Population: 59.5 Million
           Gross Domestic Product: US$1.29 trillion
           GDP per capita: US$21,800
      – Canada. Population 31.3 Million, out of which 24.3 Million are in English-speaking provinces. Gross
           Domestic Product : US$ 722.3 billion (1999 est.)
           GDP per capita : US$23,100
      – Australia. Population 20 Million
           Gross Domestic Product: US$ 416 billion
           GDP per capita: USD$ 20,800
      – South Africa. Population 43.4 Million. Gross Domestic Product: US$ 296 billion GDP per capita:
   .
Internet users
Telephone lines
                                 Other facts
   The United States has more computers than the rest of the world combined
   When assessed by region, Internet use is dominated by North Americans:

                  41% of the global online population is in the United States & Canada
                  27% of the online population lives in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (25% of
                   European Homes are online)
                  20% of the online population logs on from Asia Pacific (33% of all Asian Homes
                   are online)

                  Only 4% of the world's online population are in South America

                  only 0.4% of people in South Asia are online although the region is home to one-
                   fifth of the world's population.
        Internet usage by household
   South Korea 54.7%

   Sweden 54.5%              Finland 30.6%

   USA 54.1%                 Japan 30.2%

   Singapore 53.3%           Belgium/ Lux 29.6%

   Hong Kong 51.0%           Germary 29.5%

   Canada 50.0%              Italy 28.0%

   Denmark 49.0%             Ireland 28.0%

   Taiwan 48.7%              France 15.7%

   Netherlands 48.5%         Spain 15.6%

   Norway 47.1%              Argentina 10.9%

   Australia 46.7%           Brazil 7.3%

   New Zealand 42.6%         South Africa 4.7%

   Switzerland 40.8%         Mexico 3.5%

   United Kingdom 33.4%      India 0.5%

   Israel 32.8%              Source: Nielsen//NetRatings GNETT Q20015

   Austria 31.5%

   Large companies monitored the e-mail, computer files or phone calls of their
    workers (Internet Privacy for Dummies)
   "cookie" files on hard drives
   Globally Unique Identifiers, or GUIDs
   main threat to privacy from commercial interests.
   surveillance cameras, biometric devices and medical technology, spy satellites
    and computer chips
   Some chose to be watched such as
   Other Internet devices
   o     Hand-held computers and organisers,
   o     TV sets,
   o     Motor vehicles,
   o     Cell phones over 1 billion mobile phone owners globally with
    Internet access - 9.9 million Americans access the Internet via a PDA
    or mobile phone.
   o     Wrist watches
   o     Clothes (BodyNet and Personal Area Network – PAN)
   o     Refrigerators, microwave ovens and
      Internet-mediated communication technologies usable for online qualitative research

   Asynchronous
                                                    Synchronous
   Email:
   Email list(servs):                              Internet Relay Chat (IRC) channels.
                                                    Multi-User Dungeons/Domains (MUDs)
                                                     and MUD Object-Oriented (MOOs).
                                                    video and audio conferencing,
                                         Online chat


For this exercise you will need both the Internet and Word open. You will need Word to write
    notes as this will be included in your journal for next week (journal week 10). If you do not
    have a disk with you, email it to yourself.
Give yourself a name and choose an Avatar
Explore the Palace
From the lobby take the door into the conference room and then back to the lobby and into the
    breakout room. Use the room’s menu to explore the other rooms. (time: 5 mins)
Make a friend
Find another person to talk to. Perhaps you can go to a quieter room to talk. Find out their
    group’s country, and one interesting thing that you both have in common that is a cultural
    difference. Record this information in your journal. (time: 10 mins)
Week 9-1: Record the username, their group’s country, and one thing that is unique about that
    person’s country as a result of globalisation.
Week 9-3: Find a group of 3 or more. Ask politely if you can join them. Find out something
    interesting about each of the members. Record this information in your journal (time: 10
Week 9-3: Discuss music as one aspect of Internet privacy and record each person’s input into
    the discussion. (time: 10 mins)

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