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 Toffler – Future Shock (1970)  Toffler/dp/0553277375/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1 334638473&sr=8-1  Daniel Bell.

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2  Toffler – Future Shock (1970)  Toffler/dp/ /ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid= &sr=8-1  Daniel Bell – Information Overload Causes Anxiety  Has Gotten Worse With the Rise of the Internet

3  Important Information – things that affect you, what you need to be a good citizen, missed opportunities  Finding What Interests You  Avoiding the Offensive  Fragmentation of Common Cultural Experience

4  Media  Internet  Mail  Cell Phone  Friends – now also in social networking mode

5  Information Sources  Opinion Leaders  News  Focus more on what is interesting than what is important  Other Media and Internet – consumersreports.com, Google it, Wikipedia  Services that suggest General Interest –  bookmarking sites   Services that suggest things related to your interests  Stumbleupon.com, Facebook ads  RSS feeds  Can add to your yahoo or hotmail or msn page  Mashups using RSS feeds  Pipes.yahoo.com

6  Search engine searches that return results based on your past link clicks  Ads that target you based on your profile info

7  Tichenor, Olien and Donahue –  Attempts to raise knowledge concerning something in the public often widen the gap between those who have knowledge and those who have little  In particular, those with higher socio-economic status are likely to have more knowledge and to benefit more from attempts to diffuse additional knowledge

8  Selective Processes Model  Selective Exposure  Selective Attention  Selective Perception  Selective Reception

9  Maxwell McCombs  Media set the public agenda by the amount of emphasis in placement and space that they give to issues  People vary in need for orientation  High need for orientation people (interest in voting and needing more info to make decisions) turn to media for help in making decisions

10  ignorance about an issue > dependence > government trust > avoidance of information about that issue


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