COM3705 PORTFOLIO

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DECLARATION OF OWN WORK PRODUCED.
I, the undersigned, hereby declare that this is my own and personal work, except where the work(s) or publications of other have been acknowledged by means of referencing techniques. I have read and understood the Tutorial Letter CMNALLE/301 regarding technical and presentation requirements, referencing techniques and plagiarism.

STUDENT SIGNATURE OR NAME: Leslie Eric Nunu
STUDENT NUMBER: 49676288
DATE: 28 / 01 / 2015
WITNESS SIGNATURE OR NAME: Maxine Bianca Nunu

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INTRODUCTION (3)
1. WHAT IS AN INFORMATION SOCIETY? (4)

2. WRITE A PARAGRAPH IN WHICH YOU ARGUE OR ADVOCATE FOR OR AGAINST THE EXISTENCE ON AN INFORMATION SOCIETY. (5)

3. FRANK
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The author also adds further that these information intense activities in an information society has also resulted or lead to “a labour market with a majority of functions largely or completely based on tasks of information processing requiring knowledge and higher education” and also a culture whereby it is dominated by the media and the information products including their signs, symbols and meanings.
Meanwhile, an information society is described by Servaes and Carpentier (2006: 5) as a society that is still being put in place and is mainly characterized by the general use of low-cost information, data storage and transmission technologies. As the authors note further that the “generalization of information and data use is being accompanied by organizational, commercial, social and legal innovations”, which are the catalysts for change of life in an information society “in the world of work and in society generally.”
Kotze and de Beer (2014:30) state that an information society is a society whereby through the exploitation of Information and Communications Technology (ICT), it is able to live, work and play and ultimately transform itself. Browne (1998: 2), quoted by Kotze

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