Tv Vs Internet Essay

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‘The internet is more fatal to the cohesion of the community than television was in its time.’
The widespread availability of the internet has produced a serge in communication in today’s society. The introduction of television to Australia in the 1950’s could be said to have had a proportionately similar effect. In today’s world the internet enables people to research, communicate and entertain across the globe at the touch of a computer key. However, the internet is sometimes seen, as a technology that contributes to the breakdown of the structure of community. In this essay I will discuss whether, the internet, in introducing a technology that enables the transfer of a seemingly unlimited quantity of uncensored information world-wide…show more content…

The amount of information exchanged may have been limited but it was much more frequently face-to-face and facilitated the establishment of a common culture and values. The pace of life was also much slower and communities more stable and this made possible the development of a social structure within the various levels of community.
Furthermore, The rate of change of the developing technology of television was comparatively much slower than the technological development of the internet. Community, as it was then understood, continued to be highly valued and lived. Much of the content of television informed local interests and initially reflected community values. However, over time, traditional means of communicating were displaced and devalued by the box in the corner and community related skills were not passed on to younger generations. (Shaughnessy, Stadler, 2006) For example, it became common for families to eat their evening meal in front of the television and table conversation around the happenings of the day became a thing of the past. A further example was that when visitors called, the television was left on and this seriously reduced the quality of conversation and even the value of respect previously offered.
There is not doubt that the introduction of television gradually introduced a growing understanding and appreciation of what we now refer to as the global community but this

...The differences between Television and Internet Lecturer: Steve Zhou Zhi Words account: 586 Television and Internet, both of them as mass media, there are many differences. On Oct 2 1925, the first Television is invented by a Scottish people John Logie Baird. “Television(TV) is a widely used telecommunication medium for transmitting and receiving moving images that are either monochromatic ("black and white") or color, usually accompanied by sound.”(Television, WIKIPEDIA,, accessed 30 October 2010) Nowadays, TV as a source of news and entertainment of mass medium has played an absolutely necessary part of people’s daily life. However, comparing with TV, the speed of development and spread of Internet is incredible. “Internet is a global system of interconnected computer networks that use the standard Internet Protocol Suite (TCP/IP) to serve billions of users worldwide.”(Internet, WIKIPEDIA,, accessed 30 October 2010) In the end of 1960s with military intention American scientists invented Internet to keep up correspondence after under attack by enemy. Despite in military fields, it is widely used in civil fields in next decades. Moreover, Internet as...


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