Week 3 – Latest medical thinking about internet addiction?

Addictive Internet Use among Korean Adolescents: A National Survey
Using the Harvard University database, I have located a recent medical thinking about internet addiction from 5th of February 2014. Several thousands of Korean students were surveyed in 2009 to help researchers identify the quantity who have an addiction to the internet to some degree. In this report, being addicted to the internet is classified as a “psychological disorder”. Here’s the link to the survey: http://www.harvard.edu/searches?searchtext=internet%20addiction

Heo, Jongho, Juhwan Oh, S. V. Subramanian, Yoon Kim, and Ichiro Kawachi. 2014. “Addictive Internet Use among Korean Adolescents: A National Survey.” PLoS ONE 9 (2): e87819. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0087819. http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0087819.

Week Three; 3 Academic books that might provided useful material for an essay about Jean-Luc Godard’s, Alphaville

1) Jean-Luc Godard: a guide to references and researchers
Can be found in the Griffith University; Nathan campus library
Lesage, J. 1979, Jean-Luc Godard: a guide to references and resources, G. K. Hall, Boston, Mass.

2) Jean-Luc Godard
Can be found in the Griffith University; South Bank library (College of Art).
Morrey, D. 2005, Jean-Luc Godard, Manchester University Press, Manchester.

3) Six European Directors: essays on the meaning of film style.
Can be found in the Griffith University South Bank and Nathan library
Harcourt, P. 1974, Six European directors: essays on the meaning of film style, Penguin Books, Baltimore; Harmondsworth, Eng.

Which of Stephen Stockwells books are in the Griffith University library?

1) Political Campaign StrategyDoing democracy in the 21st century
Can be found in the; Gold Coast and Nathan campus libraries.
Stockwell, S., 1954 & Scott, P., 1961 2000, All-media guide to fair and cross-cultural reporting: for journalists, program makers and media students, Australian Key Centre for Cultural and Media Policy, Nathan, Qld.

2) All media guide to fair and cross-cultural: for journalists, program makers and media students
Can be found in the; Gold Coast, Mt Gravatt, Nathan and South Bank campus libraries.
Stockwell, S., 1954 & Scott, P., 1961 2000, All-media guide to fair and cross-cultural reporting: for journalists, program makers and media students, Australian Key Centre for Cultural and Media Policy, Nathan, Qld.

3) The secret history of Democracy
Can be found in the Gold Coast campus library.
Isakhan, B., 1977 & Stockwell, S., 1954 2011, The secret history of democracy, Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke; New York.

Week 2: Getting Personal

I have been using New Communication Technology since 2007; when MSN, Myspace and Bebo were the reigning social networking programs. Also, in middle school, I learnt how to use the school intranet, virtual classroom and email to stay connected with my class. The benefits of having the virtual classroom was that in the rare events of falling ill and unable to attend classes or submit assessments; alternatively I was able to do so online. Seven years later, a lot has changed; majority of todays networking is made through social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter …on your mobile phone. Funny right? First it was staying connected by sitting down and logging onto a desktop computer, but now – you can stay in touch with new small and portable devices. Privacy is rumoured to be an issue within the social networking world however most sites defend themselves with frequently notifying users of the continous improving privacy settings set up to ensure the comfortability of the users.  In saying that, you still must always be very careful with online social networking and understand that you “voluntarily give up personal information like your name, photo, and phone number in exchange for the privilege of access to a network” (Wawrow, Alex 2011). In my opinion – I guess, it’s all dependent on how you would use the sites; knowing only you have control of what you post for the world to see.

Wawro, A. 2011, An Antidote for Facebook Privacy Woes, PC World Communications, Inc, San Francisco.

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Hey there! My name is Elizabeth and I am a student at Griffith University, studying New Communication Technology. I am very very new to this site, also, I am equally new to the whole ‘blogging world’, too. A little bit about me; I am a first-year student, despite my fascination for different cultures – I will not travel anywhere apart from Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific; the latest events on this planet influenced my decision and scared me away from flying very long distances. Anyways, I love the Pacific Islands! The history, food, culture and the different natural and vibrant colours of the land. Basically New Communication Technology is a compulsory course to take however – it only makes sense considering I’m studying for my Bachelor in Communication. However, in saying that – if i had the choice, I would’ve chosen this course to study as it is of relative significance to my degree. This blog will contain posts relating to New & Old Communication. Welcome!