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COM 208: Media & Culture – chapters 2 through 8

Chapter 2: The Internet and New Technologies (see notes on Chapter 1 here)

  • Internet began as attack-proof military communications network in the 1960s
  • By 2009, about 80 percent of Americans used the Internet
  • Web 3.0 – the next era of the Web. It will likely include greater bandwidth and faster, more graphically rich 3-D applications
  • Example of mass customization: iGoogle tells you, “Create your own homepage in under 30 seconds.”

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