Understanding the network society paradigm…

Imagine the 19th century.

You’re sitting at home, but what was inside the home?

Some chairs, tables, chandeliers, a piano, some frameworks?

 

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19th Century.

 

Fast forward to the 21st century and we are now living in a different kind of village, a ‘global village‘, which has allowed a new independence, as the “mainstream” of our society moves beyond a stained wooden piano, and instead we’re in the age where almost any human being is considered in-habitual without some sort of electronic device in their home.

 

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21st Century.

 

Information is all about scale and speed, with new borders between control and coordination, we’ve evolved from some of the worlds first ever computers like Commodore 64, to Macintosh 128k, to the people’s first internet, the Bulletin board system, where the birth of free flow of information is born (Mitew, 2014).

 

Human interaction and the flow of messages have come far from the 19th century as electronic independence in our current world has been recreated. 

 

 

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Civilisation has changed, and cyberspace is now a global brain. 

 

 

Resources:

Mitew, T., 2014, Understanding the Network Society Paradigm, Lecture/YouTube Video, BCM206, University of Wollongong, <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BY2YR1hkGzA&list=PLiPp71qLKusXOU1bKxHVappCbRNN3-J-j&index=5> 

 

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