SOC2401 – Society Technology Self
Midterm Essay 1
In this essay I am going to provide the way Wikipedia illustrates the application of the terms required for the first chapter of Vincent Miller book and share the idea ‘Bruns’ idea about ‘produsage’.
Firstly, I am using the technical process terms. The Digital Technical process represents all information in digital code. It is easier to copy and easier to manipulate. When searched on Wikipedia actually, “A digital system is a data technology that uses discrete (discontinuous) values. By contrast, non-digital (or analog) systems represent information using a continuous function.” A Networked technology as defined by (Miller) is a network networked in a variety of ways, example Internet, Mobile Phones, Wi-Fi etc. Wikipedia has over five hundred links that shows up when you type ‘Network Technology’. From various sources, Wikipedia provides a lot of information about one item. One close definition was listed as ‘Network Technology plc’ a company which is engaged in the design, manufacture and marketing of hardware and software used in connecting all computer associated equipment in the business and domestic environment, such as personal computers (PCs), workstations, printers, scanners, fax and vending machines to local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs) and the Internet. An interactive user has the potential to change their mediated environment as they use it, an example could be posting new updates on a social page. Wikipedia only describes a ‘User’ various forms and not an ‘Interactive User’. An interesting illustration of a user according to Wikipedia is a person using a generic system or a person using an information system. In the technical process description of automated, digital media products can be manipulated by automatic templates and updates. Much of what we experience in digital media is automatically modified, Miller continues. Wikipedia on the other hand defines Automation as...