Discussing the problems and challenges facing a ‘Big Data Society’
As we learnt in last weeks class mobile phone use is vastly different in the developing world. Mobile phones are oftenused as currency, where someone may not have money they may elect to ‘trade’ their phone instead for the item they are buying. Another difference in poorer countries is a phone may be shared by agroup of people. As mobilephones are in general expensive, and people in poorer countries live on a small income, mobile phone sharing is common. One family may share a mobile or a number of friends may share the same phone.
0The Apple App store fosters innovation to a certain extent. According to Apple they review ‘all apps to ensure they are reliable, perform as expected, and are free of offensive material.’ There are at present over 350,000 apps available in the Apple store for download.
Some of the guidelines Apple have in place include:
– Apps cannot be purely marketing or promotionally based.
-Apps must contain dynamic content, there must be a useful function to the App. With the aim being that someone will open the App more than once.
-Apps cannot have blank sections or broken links.
There are pages and pages of guidelines that the App must follow so the ultimate answer is that Apple does foster innovation- this is visible by purely the amount of apps that are available to download- but within their strict guidelines.
Check out the article on how to break through and make the top 50 App!
Media convergence has become a vital element of life for many people, including myself. With the development of technology in different platforms and operations such as television, Internet and mobile communication, I have had a bigger choice of media and a life which media technologies has made easier.
Now that convergence of media platforms and services is a feature of all established media, as well as being a core feature of new media, it allows me to access all the latest news updates and reports from right around the world. In the case of news media, for example, the top five Australian online news sites—news.com.au, ninemsn.com.au, smh.com.au, abc.net.au and theage.com.au—all rank among the top 25 Australian websites in terms of traffic, and an estimated 4.35 million users per month visit at least one of these sites.
Convergence is the interlinking of computing and ICTs, communication networks, and media content that has occurred with the development and popularisation of the Internet, and the convergent products, services and activities that have emerged in the digital media space. Media Convergence collaborates all aspects of institutional activity and social life—from art to business, government to journalism, health and education, and beyond—are increasingly conducted in this interactive digital media environment, across a plethora of networked ICT devices.