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Communicating Online - Introduction. Communicating in today’s society has become a lot easier with these social networking sites allowing us to communicate with people with a simple click of the mouse. This essay is going to prove that social networking sites are evolving and that communicating online is making it easier for people to communicate, easier for people to invite others to social events and allow people to have romantic relations online. Social networking makes it easier to communicate: Facebook is popular and easier for people to communicate worlwide....   [tags: Social Networking]
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Online Education - Online education has emerged in all levels of school environment. K-12, vocational institutions and colleges are incorporating online classes at an increasing rate. With advances in technology, clearly we should use the internet as a supplemental tool but with the level of education necessary for us to compete in the world economy, we must conduct due diligence to determine which classes are to be offered at what level to whom in order for online learning to be credible. Our education system needs a drastic overhaul in order for us to remain competitive in the global market, but that does not necessarily translate into the method of content delivery....   [tags: education system, technology, internet]
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Countdown Is an Online Method of Shopping - ... Delivery allows consumers to save time and do other tasks instead of supermarket shopping. Overall, online supermarkets offer customers more utility than a conventional supermarket. Limitations: By shopping online the consumer loses the ability to assess the quality of products. This is important for consumers, as assessing quality is alternative reasoning in the purchase decision process. Since consumers have this lack alternative reasoning, they may not be willing to complete the purchase in particular items such as: fruit, meat, vegetables....   [tags: grocery store, internet, customers] 1070 words
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What Specific Institutional Strategies are Associated with Higher Retention Rates of Online Degree Seeking Students? - ... My research question is, “What specific institutional strategies are associated with higher retention rates of online degree seeking students?” My hypothesis is that students taking online classes, that feel more integrated academically with their university, are more likely to complete their degrees. Review of Literature Vincent Tinto’s model (1975) describes in detail what integration means: it claims that whether a student persists or drops out is quite strongly predicted by their degree of academic integration, and social integration (Draper, 2003)....   [tags: Online, Classes, College] 1082 words
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Online Marketing - These days, businesses are going for different ways to promote their products. Before the inception of the Internet, businesses were trying to promote their products through conventional marketing strategies. But now the whole scenario has been changed dramatically. Whether it’s a small business or a corporate sector, every one out there is trying to promote their business through the Internet. The Internet has proven to be one of the most cost effective ways for promoting product or service. There is hardly any platform like the Internet that can bring you such a good way to exhibit your product or service on the global screen....   [tags: Marketing ] 1085 words
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Online Teaching – Now and the Future - Online Teaching – Now and the Future Online teaching is defined as any educational activity that requires a student to complete some learning or assessment activity via a personal computer and a connection to a network (Murdoch University Academic Council 1999). This network connection is usually to the Internet (Demirdjian 2002). It is a seen by the Murdoch University Academic Council as a teaching and learning technology, not a method of study (2002), but this depends on how it is to be used and by whom....   [tags: Internet Technology Education Essays]
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E-Commerce: Buying and Selling Online - ... So by the year of 1991 the growth of shopping from home had begun, and now in today’s world it is second nature because everyone does it. E-commerce has changed the way people buy goods by providing increased choice of goods at competitive prices. With e-commerce, individuals are not limited to physical access of where the goods are sold and therefore increasing both the quantity and quality of goods available to consumers. Goods can be anything from pizzas to toys, dresses, apparels, shoes you name it, and everything is included....   [tags: business, internet, online] 1103 words
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Shopping for Online Security - Shopping for Online Security Since the early 2000’s, people have been shopping online. More and more it has grown where now people are constantly online doing their shopping. Anything and everything is available for purchase. From a piece of fruit from around the world; to a vehicle that is a few states away. Whatever your heart desires, if you have the money for it, you are most likely going to be able to buy it. What happens though when someone else grabs ahold of your information while you are shopping online....   [tags: e-commerce, business, internet] 1105 words
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Online Predators and the Need for Preventative Measures - The Internet is an immense database that provides users with a tremendous amount of information on research, commerce, and entertainment. Unfortunately, as the internet keeps advancing, online predators continue to become more successful in what they do. The internet is an ideal network for pedophiles to pursue their interests and fixations with young children. It enables them to locate and interact with adolescents more rapidly than ever before. Although the idea of pedophiles luring children in on the internet is a horrifying image, it is happening....   [tags: Online Predators, internet, information techonolog]
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Online Sexual Predator - One out of every five youths online is approached by an online sexual predator, with the integration of social networking; these numbers are alarmingly on the rise (Guo). In present day, it is nearly impossible to find someone who doesn’t at the very least know of social networks, so it is crucial that the general public know about the many negative effects these networks bring. It’s even more imperative that the public know that any existing or rising social networks are not to be trusted. Social networking could be considered negative for society as it provides sexual predators with opportunities, is a source for unhealthy addiction, and disconnects users from the real world....   [tags: social networks, facebook]
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The Benefits of Shopping Online - The Benefits of Shopping Online As my fingers flutter the mouse across my computer screen, my mind is wondering in one-hundred different directions. I had just found out earlier at my sorority’s chapter meeting that we were having a semi-formal in approximately a month. Who could I invite. There’s that intelligent actor I met, no, he has a fiancé. What about the guitar player in my statistics class, no, I don’t really know him. What about that cute blue-eyed boy. He’d make a wonderful date because he is fun to be around and a great dancer....   [tags: Internet ecommerce Essays] 1127 words
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Online Communities - Online Communities When searching for online communities I decided to research a subject I already had a little knowledge about. My friend had told me about an online forum he was subscribed to named Blisscent. Blisscent is a group of over 1500 people who are interested in the musical style of shoegaze rock. For those who do not know what shoegaze sounds like it can be described as a spacey textured form of hard rock; shoegaze began in Britain during the early 1980’s. Shoegaze is a semi-sleepy music....   [tags: Music Shoegaze Internet Essays] 1138 words
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Dell Online - Dell Online Dell Computer Corporation’s Michael Dell’s decisive and apparently uncontested vision for the sustained growth of the corporation hinges on advancing the Dell Direct Model. A distinct advantage displayed by Dell versus his closest competitors in this arena-Gateway, Compaq, Hewlett-Packard and Digital Equipment seems to be the synergy created by the integration of marketing communication efforts and their ability to accurately adjust sales staff and production levels to meet the corresponding demand....   [tags: Papers] 1139 words
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Internet and Online Communities - Internet and Online Communities The internet was designed initially by the department of defense for their own purposes. But now it has evolved into a complex network not limited to some specific area or region but extending over every part of earth. The Internet now is a form of communication to us. It has become not only a source of information and technology, but it also now houses other different kinds of things. e.g. communities(something we are going to discuss in this paper), educational institutions, online classes etc....   [tags: Internet Cyberspace Chat Blogs Essays]
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Online Pedophiles - Online Pedophiles As the Internet keeps making new advancements, pedophiles around the world are becoming more successful. Access to the Internet is readily available anywhere, anytime, and almost anyplace. A growing number of people within the United States are attaining access to the Internet. Internet use within the United States is predicted to grow tremendously. This brings about a large problem for America’s youth. Children are very vulnerable and chat rooms seem to be the popular place for kids and pedophiles to hang out....   [tags: Internet Crime Computers Essays]
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The Increase in Online Sales - Big-box retailers such as Target & Walmart have already recognized the growing influence of e & m-commerce, and are offering online store formats. Costco, whose advantage lies in bulk-sales, also announced greater focus and online with plans for mobile applications and improvement to Costco.com. It is becoming increasingly clear that the firms that continue to invest in the growing online sales channel are likely to emerge as future leaders. Brick n Mortar retailers such as Target and Walmart are investing in creating an omni-channel environment....   [tags: growth, technology, shipping] 1159 words
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The Rush to Online Educaiton - Online education is emerging in all school environments. In “Disrupting Class”, the authors project that by 2019, fifty percent of all high school coursed will be delivered online. (Christenson, Horn, Staker, 8), and a growing number of universities have extended online offerings. Using the internet as a supplemental tool to traditional education is logical, but with the high levels of education necessary to compete in the world economy, individuals and institutions must conduct due diligence to determine which classes should be offered at what level, and to whom in insure we are doing the best we can for our future....   [tags: Dropout Rates, Learning Outcomes]
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Social Networking: Online vs Offline Identities - Tom Marvolo Riddle from J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series had stored parts of his soul into different inanimate objects called horcruxes, which caused him to lose control of himself and become the infamous, Lord Voldemort. This gave him the ability to live even though his physical body was gone and his soul continued to thrive in his set of carefully selected objects, patiently waiting for the right time to strike. While the world of Harry Power is only a work of fiction, social networking sites have given some ordinary persons the ability to create their own set of horcruxes, not through inanimate objects but through various social networking accounts....   [tags: Online Identities]
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Online Education - Online Education There is little doubt that a more extensive on-line education system would benefit extremely overcrowded campuses like Cal State Northridge. Although short-term costs may deter colleges from implementing distance learning programs initially, many colleges could save money in the long run. With the technology available, universities should make more efforts to offer more on-line classes. Distance learning is becoming more and more prevalent across campuses and is likely to continue to grow....   [tags: School Learning Technology Computers Essays]
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Diversity of Online Communities - Diversity of Online Communities The article in U.S. News & World Report called "Go Play-On the Web" represents a community of virtual gamers on the Internet. These games are a lot more complex than the online gaming of the past. When these people that belong to this particular community log on to the net they are interacting with each other in huge 3-D virtual worlds. Some of these games focus on a particular subject like playing virtual game shows with others on the net. Some of the new games that are just recently being released are far more complex....   [tags: Technology Internet Games Essays]
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Effectiveness of Online Courses - The following article is a study on the effectiveness of online courses and their effectiveness in both teacher-guided assistance and non-guided learning. The author stated the problem of online learning for students, as being the distractions of the internet itself; online shopping, gaming and social networking. While two advantages of online learning includes the convenience of studying at a place of choice and independent work, students are challenged in staying focused or being disciplined enough to continue or even complete their course of studies....   [tags: education, teaching methods, convenience]
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Importance of Online Advertising - IMPORTANCE OF ONLINE ADVERTISING Importance of Online Advertising Kathy Kudler opened Kudler Fine Foods in 1998 to allow people with one place to shop for a broad medley of fresh food one would find at specialty stores. Kathy had success with her store and soon expanded into two other locations and has a vision of further expansion along with creating a mutual relationship with her customers. Although she has developed good plans to help market her stores, she has neglected the importance of online advertising and needs to expand her marketing scheme on her website....   [tags: Business Marketing] 1193 words
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The Transformation of our Society Since the Internet: Online Dating - Imagine a world without internet. There would be no emails, no Facebook, no eBay, amongst other things. Even a simple task as booking a flight or a hotel would have to be done over the phone. To think about it… life as we know it would just not be the same. This new day and age has brought us to a point where it’s possible to find virtually anything on the internet, even love. Yes, online dating has become the new revolutionary way of finding your soul mate (Houran, & Lange, 2004), and it is to no surprise since it’s easy, provides more options and is growing each and every day....   [tags: internet, online dating, ] 1197 words
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Online Courses vs In-Classroom Courses - The Internet has revolutionized the way in which children, teenagers, and young adults are educated. The Internet greatly impacts not only the field of education but every aspect of society. Tamar Lewin comments, “those ages 8 to 18 spend more than seven and a half hours a day connected to the Internet” (Lewin, A1). To that end, the Internet is prevalent in many homes throughout the world and continues to impact the way in which people are educated both in the classroom and even at home where a student performs homework....   [tags: Online Education vs. Traditional Education]
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The Don'ts of Online Dating - ... Paid dating sites offer some trial periods and usually they provide safe access for their users. One of these paid dating sites, actually the first dating site, Match.com got sued by a successful Hollywood executive woman, Carole Markin. According to Andrew Springer and Alex Stone via Good Morning America, Carole got forced to perform a sexual act. After she had dinner with the man met at Match.com, he followed Markin to her house and assaulted her. Markin got traumatized by the event and was in therapy....   [tags: unnatural, waste, scam] 1220 words
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Looking For Love...Online - Today, we have the ability to do a multitude of tasks online; a computer is used in almost every school, home, and business in America. It’s not so futuristic to think that people would also find ways to enhance their personal lives online. Dating online began in the 1970’s and carried with it the stigma that only desperate people used the web to search for a love; however, today this stigma is gone, and dating online is a widely excepted practice. Dating on the internet is straight forward. A person becomes acquainted with another person through the process of e-mail; the two people then explore their compatibility by finding out the other person’s likes and dislikes, before meeting face-to...   [tags: Relationships]
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Online Business - Online Business Abstract This paper includes the process of online business; how to sell a product, advertising, various ways to create awareness and how to become a reseller. Laws and conditions for an online business. Online Business Introduction This article includes the process of online business; how to sell a product, advertising, various ways to create awareness and how to become a reseller. Additionally it consists of Laws and conditions for an online business, spamming, electronic signatures and online sales tax....   [tags: Ecommerce Ebusiness] 1273 words
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Online Forums: Pros and Cons - Revolution is often known as something big and extraordinary. Usually a figure or a historical event; Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK Jr.) was a figure among the colored people. Not only to the people of colored but to everyone of equableness. His movement led to a Voting Rights Act of 1965. Revolution doesn’t have to be extraordinary; it can just be simple and influenced the world just as equal as MLK Jr. did. Internet did make a huge difference in the world. But after that, online forums created an impact and aren’t known much....   [tags: False Information, Anonymous]
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Online Education and Policy Makers - In order to justify this line of research the authors pointed to several reason (Orellana, 2006). One was very basic, little research had been done on the topic and most of the information available is in the form of anecdotal reports. In addition, magnitude of online education points to the need for more research. The cost of online education, combined with the numbers of students involved, clearly justify this line of research. The primary audience for this research are policymakers. These individuals are not directly responsible for delivering the online education; however, they decide the class size for the online classes....   [tags: class size, distance education]
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Adult Learning in an Online Environment - As an adult learner in an online learning environment, a certain amount of readiness skills will be necessary. Various information shall be presented to highlight the advantages and disadvantages of the online learning environment. This paper will identify the difference between the adult online learner and a traditional learner. The purpose of this research paper is to bring together statistics of the functionality of the adult learner within the online environment. The resources Literacy, numeracy, and edified citizenry aptitudes join the groundwork upon which is built the well-rounded adult learner (Tomei, 2010)....   [tags: education, online, success] 1305 words
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Critical Review of The Journal International Online Marketing of Foods to US Consumers - The journal International online marketing of foods to US consumers by Gregory White (1997), interested me because I want further my knowledge on the subject. I hope to study online marketing more in depth, as it is what I hope to develop into a career. It will hopefully help my research, as this topic is very similar to what I am going to write my dissertation on. The journal looks at the increase in Internet shopping and the effect that this has had on the way that consumers shop for groceries....   [tags: buying food, online shopping, gregory white]
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Advantages of an Online Education - Advantages of Online Education Is online education a valuable innovation that improves opportunities for students or is it a poor substitute for traditional, classroom-based teaching. It has long been recognized that students and educators need to use a variety of tools in order to keep up with the skills that are needed in the contemporary world. Online education is becoming popular, but some people raise questions about its effectiveness in comparison to traditional learning. While teachers will always be involved in the education process, there is room also to consider new ways in which teachers, students and technology can work together....   [tags: Education]
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Adult Learning and Online Classes - ... Many traditional students are expected to stay in school by their kin (Tews, 2013). Traditional learners may not always have a precise objective in mind, unlike an adult learner (Tews, 2013). Adult learners are more disposed to accepting accountability for their own learning (Tews, 2013). Critical cerebrating is an implement for making decisions and solving quandaries, both attributes of the prosperous learner whether traditional or a distance (Tomei, 2010). When research compares the duration devoted to distance versus traditional injuctive authorization in the areas of distribution of instructional content, student counsel and advisement, and the student assessment, the findings pelluc...   [tags: teachers, students, self-efficacy]
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Negative Aspects of Online Dating - Negative Aspects of Online Dating With technology advances steadily in today’s society, individuals steadily advance too. One of these aspects includes dating. Individuals in today’s society hope to find companionship through online dating websites so that someday some online daters might be able to find a companion. With websites like eHarmony, Match, Christian Mingle, OkCupid, Black People Meet, and JDate, finding the one seems to be easier and more convenient than ever. Most of these websites even display statistics showing that one out of five relationships start online....   [tags: new age relationship searching]
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Conventional Shopping and Online Shopping - Computer has brought about amazing revolution in the life around in the present day world. Its use, now it so seems, has become a necessity, and has created for itself indispensability. Internet has transformed the life and information technology. It is a melting pot of so many technologies which provides multi-media information facilities at low cost and great speed. The approaching trend on the internet now is online shopping. It is a process in which one can buy or sell items online via the internet....   [tags: e-bay, amazon, ]
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Massive Open Online Courses - MOOC is an acronym for “massive open online course”; these MOOCs have had a far-reaching influence on the way education is perceived today. For the moment, MOOCs are almost always free, as students pay no fees to register or take the course. Enrollment is high, ranging anywhere from thousands to hundreds of thousands. While enrollment, and perceived interests may be high, course completion rates are extremely low; frequently, no more than five or ten percent of students who register go on to finish the course....   [tags: Global Education, Learning Styles]
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Online Communities - Online Communities A community, according to The Living Webster Encyclopedic Dictionary of the English Language, is “a number of persons having common ties or interests and living in the same locality.” Apart from the local sense of community, a person can form a community with his or her co-workers, classmates or even a group of people with common interests. This unity is formed due to the subjects that link all of them together – those who work together, study together and have the same common interests....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs) - Technology and globalization have increased accessibility and openness to higher education. However, with the amplified number of opportunities come with some uncertainties. In the past few years, the concept of online or distance learning has prolonged to include a growing number of Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs), free higher education courses open for enrollment for any user with the internet connection regardless of the device (as most MOOCs are available to support multi-platforms). MOOCs are a recent trend in distance learning promoted by several prestigious universities especially in North America and the UK....   [tags: online learning, distance learning]
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The Evolution of Online Personal Media - The evolution of online personal media services is constantly developing into new and more efficient networking sites and applications. Looking at the history of the Internet we can see this development starting from early blogging and continuing into social networking sites, such as Twitter and mobile applications including Snapchat. The rise and fall of social media services is always in motion. For example, MySpace ran the social networking world until 2008 when Facebook took the lead (Curtis)....   [tags: social media, community, internet]
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Online vs. Traditional Courses - With a bad economy, high unemployment and several new educational benefit programs like the available, more and more people are going back to school to finish degrees or to gain new skills that will make them more marketable. Most of these new students wont be sitting in a chair at a local university or college, they will be sitting at their kitchen table or at a computer desk in their homes taking online courses. About six months ago, I decided that I was going to go back to school and finish my degree....   [tags: Higher Education ] 1362 words
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Online Education - Online Education Education is an important part of people’s lives; it will either make them or break them in the future depending on the careers they choose. Education is greatly diverse today in comparison to the 1950s because of advancements in teaching and other great inventions that provide easier techniques of teaching. One major issue that has been raised is distant learning courses and online education.      Distant learning could be any format from VHS videos, DVDs, or internet courses online....   [tags: essays research papers] 1372 words
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Online Identity - Hiding behind a Computer Are computers and the Internet redefining human identity as people explore the boundaries of their personalities, adopt multiple selves, and form online relationships that can be more intense than real ones. Is the World Wide Web redefining our sense of community and where we find our peers. The answer is simple. An individual should not use a false identity to produce a life on the Internet. They should also avoid using an online life to influence their identity in real life....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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The Dangers of Online Gambling - ... An internet gambling addiction at a young age, could easily lead to problems in the future, like when they hit college and they really need the money. Today, college can sometimes be tough to pay for, so some college kids look for ways to earn money quickly, and one thing that they may think is a quick way to get money is gambling online. Tuition for college just keeps going up and up, and for some people today, it leads them to working hard for money, filling out scholarships, but some people do not usually get the scholarships or have enough money from working, which leads them to gambling online for quick and easy money....   [tags: immediate access to vices on the internet]
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Online Identity Theft - Online Identity Theft What is identity. The word itself can have so many connotations, definitions, and subjects tied to it. However, the most basic definition of our identity would be the qualities, beliefs, and baggage that make up each person. An identity is something that each of us have a claim to from the moment we are born to even past our death. Through the recent technology surges however, our most basic claim is now threatened. We have all heard about crime on the streets but with the creation of social networking websites, online shopping, and just interaction websites we are making ourselves vulnerable to a new type of crime: online identity theft....   [tags: attack, technology, credit scores] 1407 words
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Online Community - Online Community What is an online community and who is a part of it. Online community is a community where people communicate, exchange information, and make business through the internet access. It's the community of all people who can afford to have a computer or have the ability to access the internet. The internet is easy, inexpensive, convenient to use and available to all. The internet has a low monthly fee that everyone can afford to access. Sometimes they even have free internet access....   [tags: Internet Web Cyberspace Essays]
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The Dangers of Online Predators - ... Since online predators target adolescents more, they do not fit in the profile of pedophiles: “Most online child molesters do not appear motivated by pedophilia, some may have a sexual compulsion for or a primal sexual attraction to adolescent boys and girls (Wolak, 2008).” Online predators can be all over the world. Predators take advantage of children’s natural vulnerabilities such as attention, depression, and insecurities. “Victims that meet face to face with their offenders are typically already expecting to engage in sexual activity....   [tags: menaces on the internet, social media] 1411 words
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Analyzing Online Shopping - ... Consumers can look through a large inventory of items in a short period of time, and if they don’t see what they want in one store, they can always move on to the next (Boswell, n.d.). This shows that with online shopping, consumers have an infinite choice of items to be purchased as sellers don’t face space constraints for their goods. The second advantage to online shopping would be the ability to purchase items not available locally. Some items which are a speciality to a particular country may be hard to find in another....   [tags: internet commerce]
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Video Game Online Addiction Among Young Adults - In the 20th century, one of the leading services today is the mass media and specially appearing of the internet. The advent of the internet has had a strong influence on the life and spirit of student learning in dynamic environments and busy life today. Using the internet to meet the learning needs and research are indispensable for today's students. However, apart from the surface to meet the practical needs for academic life and work, many students came to the purpose of entertainment from the internet and abuse it almost all of the time....   [tags: mass media, online players, internet]
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The Underground Online Revolution: Online Black Markets and the Bitcoin - Picture an innocent looking online marketplace, similar to those in which you shop for discounted books on Amazon or cheap surfboards on eBay, except you have the option to purchase marijuana, acid, fake passports and licenses, hacking services and potentially the ability to “order a hit” on someone, this my friends, is the Silk Road and it does have a captain. He goes by the alias of “Dread Pirate Roberts,” he’s pocketed $80 million in commissions, and he is the operator of one of the most notorious online black markets which accumulated $1.2 billion in total sales with its nearly one million customers....   [tags: Silk Road, website, trade, Dread Pirate Roberts]
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The Adult Learner and Online Competency - ... As compared to the adult learner, traditional learners may not always have clear objectives in mind (Tews, 2013). Adult learners are more disposed to accepting accountability for their own learning (Tews, 2013). Critical thinking is a tool for decision-making and solving problems, which is an important characteristic of a prosperous learner at a distance or traditional (Tomei, 2010). Learning outcomes in online instruction reflect both the course goals and students’ information technology competency (Shinkareva & Benson, 2007)....   [tags: prosperous students, self-directed learning ]
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The Effects of Online Media on Adolescents - This world has become immersed in online media from socializing on networking sites to seeking information on search engines. People of all ages have become reliant on online media, but the most engaged users are the younger, more easily impacted generations. Although there are many positive uses for online media, there are many negative uses as well. Unfortunately, it is all too easy for these negative effects to impede upon the perceptions of adolescents. Some countries have been trying to reduce this effect by expelling the inappropriate content of online media ("Influence on Children Media...”)....   [tags: Online Media, Social Networks, Search Engines]
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How Youth Online Culture Is Perceived - ... Other sites, such as ‘How Stuff Works’ allow specific questions to be asked with the answers provided by specialists in the appropriate field, ensuring accuracy in information. Many institutions are taking advantage of new technologies and actually require students to have online access to complete their schoolwork (Kolikant, 2010). Limiting online access would not benefit youth as it compromises their education. Youth see their online activities as helping them to be more social. They use the internet to maintain existing friendships and to foster new ones (Lenhart & Madden, 2007, p.2)....   [tags: behaviors, online privacy, safety] 1475 words
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Advertising for Online Businesses - Advertising for Online Businesses The internet is a huge business and its constant and significant growth attracts more and more businesses to be online. In 2004, online sales reached $117 billion (www.comscore.com with more than 812 million internet users (www.internetworldstats.com/stats.htm). All these internet users are potential customers and it is essential to exploit such an opportunity. However promotion is crucial, not only to increase traffic. A basic principle is: if people do not know you, they can not buy anything from you....   [tags: Papers] 1477 words
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Online Community - Online Community After searching through various online communities, I finally found one that looked very interesting and informative to me, fitness.com. I chose an online community in which I would not only gain helpful information and advice, but I could also communicate with people who are interested in the same topic as I am. I knew right away that it was a community rather than just a typical webpage that someone had made. A community has places where people can post messages on a discussion board, a chat room for people to talk instantly to one another, and a place where people can go to anytime of the day to post messages....   [tags: Personal Experience Blogs Essays]
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The Negative Outcomes of Online Dating - ... There are also websites that tend to be a bit more intimate. These intimate websites are for people looking for like-minded adults with sexy photos, seeking affairs, discrete relationships, shared sexual fetish and sexual encounters. Usually once the person has found what dating site they want to use, they person starts off by creating a profile, after that they design their profile by inputting information about themselves, post pictures, biography, interests, likes and dislikes, and what type of partner they are seeking....   [tags: matching, sincles, parntener, communication] 1487 words
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Online Dating - The technology nowadays has an influence on our lives, it has affected everything in it. When this technological revolution started, we didn't expect that it would affect our emotions, and our feelings. All we expected is that technology would develop our ability to have easier life and control nature. But what really happened is that the technology started to be part of us that we can't live without. The Internet is one of the technologies which appeared in our lives, and now it is dominating our lives....   [tags: essays research papers] 1496 words
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To Be Or Not To Be Online: The Tale Of The Big Bad Web And The Three Little Businesses - Working in the advertising industry I hear and see some cooky claims from those being approached by the topic. While most people are just looking to avoid being sold or duped into a scam or money hungry program there are those who are still simply confused by it all. The majority of the clientele we work with are service related businesses who have been around for generations. These individuals are typically high strong, very proud, and stuck in their old ways of business. Most of these owners have been in their communities for many years and have a loyal customer base that can refer new customers to them and are occasionally even iconic to a specific group in the community....   [tags: Advertising Industry, Online Marketing]
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The Cost Effectiveness of Online Education - Many people think online education can be more expensive than a traditional school setting. Previous generations did not have the option for online learning experience, so why should we start now. An interesting point about online education is that LeBaron (2010) states, “The largest school in the U.S. is the University of Phoenix Online, with a whopping 380,232 students. That’s over 5x more than the largest public school, Arizona State University, which has 68,064 students” (para. 7). Despite the cost effectiveness, distance education is becoming the educational model of the future....   [tags: university of phoenix online, online classes]
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Behind the Stop Online Piracy Act Bill (SOPA): Copyright, Censorhip, and Free Speech - ... Safe harbors explicitly protected search engines and social networks from prosecution for users’ actions. (Herman, 73) In DMCA host websites are not responsible for users’ copyright violation behaviors and if host websites move users’ illegal materials online after they received notice they will not be charged. But in SOPA these host websites are responsible for everything on their website. They need to filter information users want to express before publication to prevent copyright infringement....   [tags: online, rights, protect] 1548 words
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Online Courses are Superior to Traditional Courses - In 1999, Mark Bonner of PricewaterhouseCoopers accurately predicted, “Online learning will rapidly become one of the most cost-effective ways to educate the world’s expanding workforce.” Fifteen years later, his statement is truer than ever, as the price of going to a four-year university skyrockets, and technology required to get the same degree online becomes more available. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, from 2000 to 2010, the average cost for undergraduate tuition, room, and board at public institutions increased over forty percent....   [tags: technology, online learning]
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Online or Face-to-Face Instruction: Which is Preferred? - “Our progress as a nation can be no swifter than our progress in education…The human mind is our fundamental resource” (Kennedy, 1961). If our mind is a fundamental resource as President Kennedy would suggest and our progress as a nation is tied to the progress in our education, does this mean that online education can enhance or even speed up our progress. Perception of online learning is a varied one, based on conversations with individuals at different social-economic levels. “Online delivery of courses have become increasing popular due to several advantages for both education institutions and the students in terms of flexibility in scheduling” (Lu, 2012, p....   [tags: Education, Online Courses, Schooling]
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Research on Online Dating and Relationship - Introduction Based on a research of Online Dating & Relationships, Smith and Duggan stated that the ways of finding partners have been changed with the times. In the past, people used matchmaking, arranged marriages and printed personal ads. With the rapid technology advancement, there are alternative methods - online dating sites and smart phone dating apps. To compare with the people who date traditionally, people who date online are active to choose their dream man or woman by browsing the others profiles (9)....   [tags: finding partners, traditional dating] 1593 words
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Online Universities - There has always been a conflict on whether or not online universities are a legitimate form of an education. From its unconventional style to internet scams nowadays, it is clear why people feel a sort of skepticism when online universities come to mind. There are over 200 online universities on the World Wide Web, but how can it truly be discovered whether or not these online institutions offer viable forms of education. I will attempt to draw a conclusion to this question by the end of this research paper....   [tags: Higher Education, college, internet ]
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The Impact of Online Education - The Impact of Online Education Is technology helping or hurting people learn. Technology is increasing every day, and is soon going to be a big part of everyday life. The change of teaching students on online class is way different to what they are used to, and will take awhile to get used to. There are disadvantages, advantages, opportunities, and challenges in the technology in education. The role that teachers play now will change in the future when the major demand for the use of technology hits....   [tags: technology, education, school, learning]
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The Dangers of Online Dating - The human need for affiliation creates the challenges and rewards of finding acquaintances, forming close friendships, as well as intimate relationships. Through technological advances cyberspace, or the internet, has become a place of multiple opportunities for people to be able to fulfill that need for affiliation. Websites, chat rooms, and online communities are just some examples of virtual platforms for people to seek others, come together, and find that special someone. These opportunities can result in positive outcomes allowing people to achieve what or whom they were seeking, but they can also result in harm to themselves and others, resulting with damaging consequences....   [tags: negative, positive, relationships, cyberspace] 1619 words
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Online Graduate Programs - Online Graduate Programs Over the past few years there has been a significant increase in the number of students enrolled in online graduate programs. Before online graduate programs existed, an undergraduate student could only receive a graduate degree if they physically attended a university. However, with the improvements in technology, students can now receive a graduate degree from their home by simply attending lectures online, and submitting their work through email to the professor. Although there are conflicting ideas about whether or not a student can retain the same amount of information from an online program as opposed to attending a graduate school, research shows that online...   [tags: essays papers]
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Online Gaming in South Korea - Online Gaming in South Korea The rise of online gaming in South Korea has brought improved economic prospects and notoriety, but at what price. Beginning in the late 1990’s South Korea has quickly become the undisputed king of the online gaming world. Gaming and the culture that has grown up around it are now the defining aspects of the lives of many South Korea youths. While this eruption of online gaming has created revenue for the country and made South Korea a global hotspot for international gamers it has also been a cause of concern in much the same way excessive television viewing and game playing has in the U.S....   [tags: Asia Technology Essays]
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Building an Online Community - Building an Online Community Contents Vision and Mission Statement 3 Tagline 3 Background 3 Portal Outline 4 User Created Content 4 Web Portal Design 5 Discussion Forums 5 File Hosting 6 Search 6 Conclusion 6 Bibliography 7 Vision and Mission Statement The vision of Net Gamers Central is to become the paramount community web portal in the world of online gaming, providing large amounts of useful information as well as integral services to the online community. The Net Gamers Central wishes to cater to the needs of everyone in the online community and to become recognized as the forefront in all gaming news, tools and services....   [tags: Internet Social Networking] 1637 words
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Research Paper of Online Monetization and E-commerce - People and companies online have paid more attention to the money and profit in the past few years. Even though this brought people problems, like making people more selfish, monetization under government regulation to protect users' rights, like privacy, would help the internet to develop. Online monetization and E-commerce should keep running with the expansion of internet under proper government regulation, which will help the development of internet. Usage of internet has increased dramatically....   [tags: online monetization, information]
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The Basics of Online Dating - Love has been around since the beginning of time and for as long as romantic relationships have been around; people have tried various ways of meeting one another. The mid-1990s marked the start of online dating and since then has evolved into a much more common method of dating. Online dating is typically taken advantage of in one of two ways. Some people prefer to create their own profile and rely on themselves to choose their mate choice, while others allow the online dating services to create matches between the online subscribers....   [tags: attraction, internet, romantic relatioships] 1681 words
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Online Learning and the Adult Learner - ... Regardless of the online format one chooses, online education definitely has advantages for adult learners. While discussing online education and the adult learner, it is important to consider the advantages such as reduced tuition, personalized education, flexibility, accessibility and enhanced technology, as noted by OnlineEducation.org. As opposed to traditional institutions, online schools tend to be less expensive. There is a lot less funding needed for the classroom environment, I.E. building maintenance, grounds maintenance and the like....   [tags: learning formats, advantages, disadvantages]
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The Benefits Of Online Classes - Breaking news just in, it has been confirmed that “in support of creating standards for online learning, the U.S. Department of Education [will be] providing 1.8 million dollars to the National Center for Accessible Media” (Bricout 4). This seems to be an appropriate announcement that could have been made on any news channel back in 2001. As most do not realize, the internet and education have been linked together extensively for a period of time. In fact, online classes have already assumed a role in college bound student’s lives....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Using Blogs in the Online Classroom - Introduction Beginning in Fall 2011, The Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) will be switching their Learning Management System to BlackBoard version 9.0 from an older Campus Edition of WebCT. This change is necessary as WebCT was acquired by BlackBoard in 2006 and the product is no longer supported at the level needed by a large community college like CCBC that offers over 300 academic courses online per semester. BlackBoard 9.0 allows the faculty to integrate blogs into the online course environment....   [tags: Educational Technology ]
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Women Online - Women Online Is it better to be a woman online or a man online. Which sex is more respected. Do women have better conversations then men or is it the other way around. Can women participate in a debate with men and still be heard. Are women being treated equally online in comparison to their male counterparts. These are some of the questions that are asked in the articles of Dale Spender and Laura Miller. Dale Spenders article entitled Gender-Bending, and Laura Millers article entitled Women and Children First: Gender and the Settling of the Electronic Frontier....   [tags: Internet Feminist Technology Essays]
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Online Communities - Throughout history a debate has raged on whether sense of community, and more broadly community itself, is crumbling. [INSERT two quotes from early and late doomists] What I see in arguments both for and against the ability for sense of community to persevere is a tangled mess of media. Media play varying roles in arguments both for and against the survival of sense of community, but their presence should not be ignored. In some cases media are blamed for declines in sense of community. In others new media technologies are seen as saviors that can bring about a sense of community rebirth....   [tags: Technology, Media] 1784 words
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An Examination of Online and Offline Flirting and Gender - The 21st century has revolutionized the way we interact with others and view the world; technology made it is easier to communicate, network, and even flirt with others. Computers transformed themselves into becoming the new “cupid” via instant messaging, chat-rooms and online dating in which flirting is easier in these spaces. Also the rise of social networking sites even made it possible to find a significant other; for example, my friend met his current girlfriend of six months through Facebook....   [tags: Technology, History, Online Dating, Social Issues] 1790 words
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Online Communication - Online Communication Communication via instant messaging and e-mail is far more effective than using the telephone or post office due to their speed of delivery and ability to simultaneously talk to many people. Instant messenger services have become very popular over the years, and there are currently 180 million registered users for AOL Instant Messenger alone. In some respects, e-mail is even more widespread-- people next door to each other and people across the world keep in touch and even conduct extensive business, simply by sending e-mails back and forth....   [tags: Internet Web Communication] 1811 words
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Online Store - The product is more important to brand Apple Inc. is an American multinational corporation with a focus on designing and manufacturing consumer electronics and closely related software products. It is formerly Apple Computer Inc. that was established in Cupertino, California on April 1, 1976 by Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs. Apple develops, sells, and supports a series of personal computers, portable media players, mobile phones, computer software, and computer hardware and hardware accessories....   [tags: Technology, Apple, Inc.] 1814 words
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Online Communities - Online Communities. To start off my essay I would like to stress on the fact that an online community is not created online communities evolve and flourish. Most of the well built online communities take time and effort to establish them. In this essay I will be covering topics like how people interact in an online community, also will be looking at how to facilitate a successful online discussion and how to evaluate the success or failure of an online community. With the dawn of the new century and advances in computing, companies and organisations realised the importance of getting a target market of potential customers and employee's which is based online and thus providing a faster and e...   [tags: Internet] 1822 words
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Effects of Online Dating on Society - Technology has become a huge part of everyday life in today’s society. Everywhere you look someone is using their smart phone, computer, or tablet. Technology has become a primary means of communication for most people. Why would meeting new people and dating be any different. A concept of meeting people without the face to face interaction is something that is more than appealing to a large group of people. While this concept is not new and has been around for years, it has had a dramatic increase over the past few years....   [tags: symbolic interactionism]
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