A Brief Note On Journalism And Technology On Our Lives

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Kevin Koeshartono Professor Benoit Elements of Journalism 2 November 2014 Journalism and Technology Every year technology is continuing to advance further and further. The way we live our lives ten years ago compared to how we live our lives today is vastly different. In this day and age, everything is so instant. If we want information, we don’t have to wait to get to a library to read a book about it. We don’t even have to wait to go home to use our computers to google something anymore. Anything we need or want to know, we have access to in the palm of our hands. Smartphones have allowed people to have access to the internet as fast as they can unlock their phones and open up an application. Everything has become about instant gratification. There idea of waiting to do anything anymore is obsolete. With this advancement of technology, there is a rise in the use of social media sites such as Facebook, Myspace, Twitter, Google+, etc. Everyone now has instant connections with everyone. Communication has never been easier. With the combination of smartphones and social media sites, a majority of the population spends a startling amount of time staring at their phones. The idea of staying “connected” to everyone has consumed the population. With the introduction of social media sites, everyone is constantly updating their “status” or “tweeting” what they are doing. So how does this connect to news? More and more people are spending time on these sites than
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