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Jerome is able to use the Internet to select reliable sources for his research paper, but Charlie just copies large pieces of web pages and pastes them into his paper. Jerome has _____________ while Charlie does not.
a functional perspective
the knowledge gap
a digital divide
The ________ can be directly attributed to the digital divide, because differential ability to access the internet leads directly to a differential ability to use the knowledge found on the Internet.
The fact that your cell phone is using outdated technology within a year or two of purchase is an example of ____________.
the conflict perspective
The history of technology began _________.
in the early stages of human societies
with the invention of the computer
during the Renaissance
during the nineteenth century
When it comes to technology, media, and society, which of the following is true?
Media can influence technology, but not society.
Technology created media, but society has nothing to do with these.
Technology, media, and society are bound and cannot be separated.
Society influences media but is not connected to technology.
If the U.S. Patent Office were to issue a patent for a new type of tomato that tastes like a jellybean, it would be issuing a _________ patent?
The U.S. Patent Office does not issue a patent for plants.
Which of the following is the primary component of the evolutionary model of technological change?
Technology should not be subject to patenting.
Technology and the media evolve together.
Technology can be traced back to the early stages of human society.
A breakthrough in one form of technology leads to a number of variations, and technological developments.
Which of the following is not a form of new media?
The cable television program Dexter
A cooking blog written by Rachael Ray
Research regarding video game violence suggests that _________.
boys who play violent video games become more aggressive, but girls do not
girls who play violent video games become more aggressive, but boys do not
violent video games have no connection to aggressive behavior
violent video games lead to an increase in aggressive thought and behavior
Comic books, Wikipedia, MTV, and a commercial for Coca-Cola are all examples of:
symbolic interaction perspective
the digital divide
A parent secretly monitoring the babysitter through the use of GPS, site blocker, and nanny cam is a good example of:
the social construction of reality
The use of Facebook to create an online persona by only posting images that match your ideal self exemplifies the_____________ that can occur in forms of new media.
social construction of reality
_________ tend to be more pro-technology, while _______ view technology as a symbol of the coldness of modern life.
liberal feminists; conflict theorists
When it comes to media and technology, a functionalist would focus on:
the symbols created and reproduced by the media
the association of technology and technological skill with men
the way that various forms of media socialize users
the digital divide between the technological haves and have-nots
When all media sources report a simplified version of the environmental impact of hydraulic fracturing, with no effort to convey the hard science and complicated statistical data behind the story, ___________ is probably occurring.
the digital divide