New vs. traditional media
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New vs. traditional media
Discussion of convergence, collision of new and old media
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How Hong Kong companies can benefit from linking physical and virtual worlds

How Hong Kong companies can benefit from linking physical and virtual worlds | New vs. traditional media | Scoop.it

Hong Kong is a 7 million inhabitants’ city where everything is accessible within 2 hours transportation and where the internet is omnipresent. Hong Kong makes the physical and the virtual worlds accessible to all.

Yet, the link between physical and virtual remains tenuous and many companies would benefit from a more solid bridge.

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This article claims that companies would benefit from bridging the physical and virtual to better unify a marketing campaign. 

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Researcher finds social media platform boosts student engagement on provocative topics | The University of Kansas | The University of Kansas

Researcher finds social media platform boosts student engagement on provocative topics | The University of Kansas | The University of Kansas | New vs. traditional media | Scoop.it
RT @jimknight99: Can social media increase student engagement and learning? http://t.co/vcOMgPKZ
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Why Printed Books Will Never Die

Why Printed Books Will Never Die | New vs. traditional media | Scoop.it
E-books are slowly subsuming the printed format as the preferred vehicle for reading. But is it an either/or question, or can the two mediums exist in harmony?
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This article adds a refreshing perspective to the e-book/print debate - e-books are not necessarily "replacing" print media. The electronic medium is a different experience of reading a book. Jenkins points this out in Convergence Culture - media covergence is a process, not a simplified endpoint. If anything, we are just further diversifying and expanding the way we consume information....

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In Japan, fax machines remain important because of language and culture

In Japan, fax machines remain important because of language and culture | New vs. traditional media | Scoop.it
The machines collect dust in most of the world but stay humming there thanks to language, culture.
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Is Google Making Us Stupid?

Is Google Making Us Stupid? | New vs. traditional media | Scoop.it
What the Internet is doing to our brains
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Applies McLuhan's medium theory to how he feels media is affecting the relationship we have with texts. The internet opens up many opportunities for collaborative learning/sharing, but he suggests that the way we consume content is on a more superficial level.

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