Picture "Internet"

New Media on The Internet
Have you ever tried to imagine what the Internet looks like? How it can be represented? British artist Benjamin Redford made a sketch depicting what the Internet is.

Last year in December the artist created “Internetopia” – a crowdsourcing product in which 220 people made their contributions. The British artist supposes that today this is the biggest work of art which was created with crowdsourcing.

“Crowdsourcing is the solution of problems of any complexity and character using wisdom of millions of people” — German Gref, Sberbank of Russia. In my opinion, this definition of crowdsourcing is the most simple and exact.

You can look at «the global village» here.


Source: www.qwrt.ru/
Author: Olesya Vakhrusheva, 3rd year student, Department of Social Communication, Faculty of Psychology, TSU
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Communicative Internet space and youth: from clip consciousness to volunteer communities

Connect-universum 2012
Authors: Bychkova M.N., Okushova G.A., Ryabov D.Y..

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The nature of social interactions has dramatically changed in the information and communication society. They have become nonlinear, multi-vector, and dependent on the awareness degree of the social subject, his communicative competence and computer skills. To a greater extent it relates to the communicative practices of young people as a social group, due to their being the most involved in the World Wide Web.
Establishment of the civic culture of Russian youth is paralleled with the rapid development of Internet technologies. There is no doubt that the environment of media freedom and personal creativity has had a profound influence on the formation of an active, goal-oriented person, capable of self-determination and realization of his interests.
The communicative space of the Internet attracts young people by a chance to demonstrate the completeness and the whole palette of everyday life, which are represented by «desire», «style», interest, values, and activities of a growing person. Freedom of individuality — the constitutive principle of civil society — appears here in full. First, it should be noted that young people, who use Internet as a means of communication, actively create «virtual communities», uniting with those who have similar interests. Second, an important factor for the active participation of young people in solving social problems is that modern society lives in the situation of an uncertain picture of the world, when a steady stream of events provokes everyday setting new goals and objectives. In these circumstances project activities become a universal practice. Social activities on the Internet, based on the projects that use a variety of electronic communication platforms, reflect the whole range of youth interests and appear as a result of their self-organization.


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TECHNOLOGY AND ONTOLOGY OF THE COMMUNICATION PATTERN OF THE INTERNET

Connect-universum 2012
Author: Zavyalova Z.S.

Topic of report:TECHNOLOGY AND ONTOLOGY OF THE COMMUNICATION PATTERN OF THE INTERNET

A person as a member of society is generally known to require knowledge – information necessary for personal development and socialization. In the 21st century, the main tool of social informatization and globalization of social processes is no longer the mass media but the Internet – the worldwide network of interconnected computers. The Internet is the global computer network based on the smaller local networks. Initially, the main function of the Internet initially was the exchange of information between the computers connected to the network. Presently, the Internet represents an international computer network that interconnects different kinds of users such as governmental organizations, educational institutes, libraries, corporations, private individuals etc. From its initial main function of optimizing the exchange of a great amount of information, the Internet has developed into the main communication medium for virtually the entire world.


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The Spiders from Mars

Connect-universum 2012
Author: Biliarsky S.

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We have more friends and we meet them less. We have more music, but we sing less. We have more porn but less love. Meet the square life on the round Earth! I will share with you some thoughts and observations about the role of the individual as a molecule in the giant body of the Humanity that wraps the Earth in its net.

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