Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Friday's Get-Together

will take place at the Pizza Pit, 4:30 PM.
Hope everyone can be there!

P.S.: please bring something to exchange with others! :)

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Personal Homepage Address

Hi all,

My presentation next week will be about personal homepages.
If you have your own page, it would be great if you could post the link.
Thank you and enjoy the lovely weather! :)

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Post 10: Technology and Privacy

Have you ever experienced any kind of personal information theft by others in a real world? (For example, your credit card information is used by others or your other personal information is used by others) If so, please share your experieces. If not, what do you think about the access to your personal information on the internet or new technolgy?

Communication Technology & Social Change

Communication Technology & Social Change

Friday, October 27, 2006

More communication technologies for American Idol

Have you ever heard about American Idol?
It is a Television series screened on the Fox Network. It is a singing talent contest to determine the best "undiscovered" young singers in the country. Viewers can vote for their favorite singer by making a phone call or sending SMS.
What communication technologies can be used in the kind of TV program? And what communicaiton technologies can be used for the voting? You can apply an existing one, and you can also create one by imagine.
This is not an official post. But if there is something you are interested in, please say something here. Thank you and have a nice weekend:)

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Post 9: Final Paper Outline

For this posting, identify a topic you would like to focus on for your final paper. Provide the main research question(s) you are going to investigate. Outline the sections of the paper and explain which theory will guide your paper. Then, find two articles or books that seem relevant to your topic and give their complete citation.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Post 8: Audience Fragmentation

Some scholars have argued that the Internet leads to increased fragmentation between people. In this posting, please offer some solutions about how this problem can be alleviated.

Friday, October 13, 2006

Post 7: Chinese Broadcasting System

What do you think is the most significant difference between China's broadcasting system and your own country's? Do you think new technology plays a very important role in this system?

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Friedman Interview

Hi class,

For those of you interested in learning more about Tom Friedman’s book “The World Is Flat,” you can visit the following link and watch a streaming video of his lecture at MIT:

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Post 5: John Vincent Atanasoff

For this posting you will research the background of John Vincent Atanasoff, “the forgotten father of the computer.” Some suggested areas include: his Childhood and Family; Student years; Student and Professor at Iowa State College; Invention of the Digital Computer, the ABC; Other inventions; Legal battle between ENIAC and ABC; Bulgarian ancestry. As always, don’t forget to list your sources.

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Post 4: Technology at Home

In this posting, list all the communication technologies you own. Then discuss (1) the purpose of each technology—i.e., what you use it for; (2) how much time you spend using each technology; (3) what are some of the intended and unintended consequences for you and your lifestyle.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Interpersonal Divide


Great discussion today. Feel free to express more views online under this posting.

Here are a couple of useful links:

Bugeja's book site:
Our joint research:

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Post 3: Create Your Own Adopter Categories

For this posting, come up with your own adopter categories. Name each one of them and describe the characteristics of each group.

Sunday, September 03, 2006

Post 2

Post 2: Please choose an innovation that you are familiar with and rate it according to each of the five innovation attributes discussed by Rogers. How do these attributes affect the adoption rate in this particular case? Are there any other attributes that one may need to consider?

Post 6: Electronic Government in Developing Countries

The main idea of my proposal is to have a varied and multicultural discussion and data recolection of all the effords, policies, strategic plans and implementaton and diffusion activites each governments (from the perspective of developing or small countries, because Korea is not a devloping country or China) have being doing during the past 5 year or so to encourage de adoption from the citizens and to cross analize this effords in order to stablish commonly basis or a framework that these countries have been working with even without having any communication or related activities with each others. I have been tracing the activity from Malaysia and Mexico, so it woul be very interesting to compare the information with these other countries. I will be so glad to have all the information that you can provide so that we can have a very participative discussion. I'll hope to see your posting, thanks.

Monday, August 14, 2006

Post 1: Welcome

Welcome to our class blog. In your first posting, please introduce yourself and tell us where you are from and what brought you to Iowa State University. Feel free to add a photo to your profile.