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    Benefits of an Online Business Presence

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    But the newspapers and magazine headlines about fraud and hackers quite obviously put people off. To be secured, all the online payments need to be private and confidential between the buyer and the seller, conveyed intact and without any changes during transmission and erased from the system after the process has been completed. The banks are increasing the security of the debit/credit cards of the user. To purchase an item online the user need to key in the password and the date of birth. Secure Electronic Transaction (SET) is a standard protocol for securing credit card transactions over insecure networks, the Internet.

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    "Digital Media is having a big impact on many things in this age. Examine and analyse the impact of digital media on our culture".

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    do something dynamic. There are many areas of society that have been affected by Digital Media including education, commerce, communications, entertainment, among others, which are to be explored in this essay. When discussing education nowadays Digital Media is a vital ingredient not only in the learning of students but also as a teaching aid for tutors. In secondary schools and universities, Digital Media is always apparent in the classroom, lecture hall or laboratory. Digital multimedia teaching materials can be used to present information in more direct ways than traditional books and lessons.

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    Video shop system - Feasibility Study.

    Any work carried out just now needs to take account of future expansions planned. The key thing is that those undertaking this study need to communicate with those involved in planning the company expansion. 2. Scope of work Currently none of the shops processes are computerised. This study will focus on the main business activities of the shop ie stocking videos, lending videos and maintaining a customer database. Other areas that could be investigated with a view to automating at a later stage include all financial functions (payroll, rent, VAT, Profit and loss, depreciation etc), Promotional activities such as leaflet and poster production, staff rota and time booking system, calendar of events and new video releases, internal communications (with the expansion into new branches).

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    The potential of e-commerce

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    They struggle largely because they required an existing brand presence and needed to create one. Doing so is a long and expensive drag. The potential of e commerce E-commerce is seen as a major area of development over the next few years and virtually every well-known retailer is producing some form of web existence. The major potential benefit through e Commerce for providers involves reducing work and manual processes. The benefit for suppliers involves freeing sales representatives from spending their time on administrative tasks, enabling them more time to sell, providing access to real-time sales information allowing for better management of fill-rates and operational processes, and reducing the level of effort for labour intensive administrative processes.

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  5. The Digital Native generation. The main themes of this report are how young people communicate and use digital media, how they approach issues of trust and security online and how they seek advice online.

    The internet is an important tool for young people's lives. It allows them to compare information sources as well as being able to communicate and interact with others. It is said they live hybrid lives, combining the physical world with the internet or virtual world. The relevant areas that need to be taken into consideration are how the young generation of 16-24 year olds communicate, access information and interact as well as making decisions. Literature Review The main themes of this report are how young people communicate and use digital media, how they approach issues of trust and security online and how they seek advice online.

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  6. Web page analysis- Supermusic.sk. Supermusic.sk is a web page focused on music of all kinds and genres, you can possibly find there all the pop, hip-hop and rock artists and more or less of the electronic- music artists. They offer mainly texts of the pop

    Profile account is for free and they don't want so much personal information from you. I really like the possibility of writing your own articles and adding your own links because it somehow creates a new community of the internet users and gives you a space for self realization. In the home page you can also find a section for new albums where you can buy the album or listen to a short sample of the songs. On the left part of the home page is a nice section of news, there you can find all kinds of articles connected to music and also the articles added by users.

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  7. Facebook Website Analysis

    Entertainment weekly announced that the most common reason why people access facebook is to communicate, stalk and birthdays reminders. For visitor who does not have a Facebook account they must immediately make one through Facebook's index page which has all the required information such as name, email, create password, gender and DOB (date of birth). Without an account there is no way to access to the body of the site. When logged in, Facebook directs user to the 'home' page where user can view 'news feed' which is where they can get information about what their friends have been up to on facebook.

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    Youtube Video Analysis - comparing a Health and Safety video and one promoting Glasgow University.

    * One video has a limit of 100mb * All youtube videos are converted to a screen resolution of 320 x 240. If you film in a higher resolution it will get downgraded. Several different camera shots are used in the health and safety video, these include close up and medium shot. By using medium shot the audience can see one or two characters and sometimes a part of the background. This is a suitable camera shot for this particular video as there is a storyline throughout the video.

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  9. The power of the mass media has been grossly overstated.

    People can have access to information in greater quantity and quality as opposed to what the daily tabloid or newspaper can offer. We also no longer need to be subjected to television or radio schedules in order to access the information. Given such luxuries that new media offers, we thus have even more access to information as compared to the past. Hence the media's influence as an information network has surged and its power is not grossly overstated. Just take for example how periodicals such as Newsweek, or The Economist or newspapers such as The Straits Times or The New York Times, or even entertainment outlets such as MTV have their own websites that promote their content.

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  10. Dubai Rep 2

    to get flight and hotel quotes. I then used a travel agents brochure to find costs of a package holiday. I also researched possible attractions using both the brochure and the Internet to find information. Online quotes My online flight quote was provided by www.Opodo.co.uk and the following table shows the travel details: Departure / Time Arrival / Time Date Airline London Heathrow, 08:30 Dubai, 10:10 01/11/2007 British Airways Dubai, 08:50 London Heathrow, 3:15 04/11/2007 British Airways My hotel quotes were all taken from www.expedia.co.uk. The hotels I chose were: * Highland hotel (three star)

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  11. Potential Disadvantages of an Online Business Presence

    Customers are worried to give credit card details online because of fraudsters. Also the customers are worried if they know what to do to buy online. But the media helped the customers to give information and advice how to buy online and recommendations that they use well known stores for security. But new customers prefer buy in local stores instead of buy online. Also if a customer does not have a credit card, it makes a disadvantage to a business operating online.

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  12. An explanation of the impact of availability of electronic information on individuals and society.

    For instance; A camera (photo/video) to record events, text messaging (SMS) a cheap quick way of contacting people, internet access via WAP "Wireless Application Protocol or WAP is an open international standard for applications that use wireless communication. Its principal application is to enable access to the Internet from a mobile phone" Wikipedia. Or receiving text updates on my favourite soaps. The advantage of this is that I know what is going on if I miss an episode. Other than that I watch the TV.

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  13. Origional Writing - Media Coursework

    The Tide28 did not comply with the RYA's safety requirements and was not class A. However, Mike's dad said angrily: "While that's true, we have strengthened it up to comply with many of the category A requirements and it is better suited to our route. It's frustrating that we did not have the chance to say that." He also set up an online website with daily updates to his blog, and details of his trip, location and the charities he's supporting. So far, Mike has raised around �2,000 apiece for both BBC Children In Need and RYA Sailability (aimed at helping disabled people to get into sailing).

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  14. Effects of the Internet of Bagozzi's exchange paradigm

    Generalised exchange includes at least three actors, who benefit indirectly, i.e. gives to one actor and receives from another. Complex exchange is "a system of mutual relationships between at least three parties", and is a web or interconnecting restricted and generalised exchanges (Bagozzi 1975: pp. 33). Bagozzi's theory gave a theoretical framework that could be applied to all situations to help identify the key actors within the exchange. A disadvantage of Bagozzi's theory being that, identifying the actors and what is being exchanged was always difficult, as this would be difficult for each transaction, and may be unforeseen.

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  15. Viacom Inc. In today's world, our culture is largely reinforced and created by the images we see in the media. Everything that the entertainment

    Paramount Pictures is another large entertainment company under the domain of Viacom. Paramount Pictures is a part of the Paramount Motion Pictures Group which includes many well-known film production companies such as MTV Films, Dreamworks SKG, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, and Nick Movies. Along with Paramount Pictures, Viacom also owns and operates Paramount Home Entertainment which is a worldwide distributor and manufacturer of home entertainment products on behalf of many of the film production companies who are a part of the Paramount Motion Pictures Group. These various companies and holdings are what make up Viacom and make it one of the leading media conglomerates in the world today.

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  16. To what extent can sources published on the internet help historians of crime overcome the problems encountered when using printed or manuscript sources alone?

    Also everything is all in one place, which means that you wouldn't have to go from library to library or even country to country to get the information you would need, it's all contained together and all you need to do is go on one of the many sites to find what you were looking for. For example while using the Old Bailey database I found it relatively simple to find specific cases with many different offences, if I wanted to find out this without using the internet I would have to go all the way in to London to only find that they were probably not going to let me look at the original copies.

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  17. Evaluation of five sites

    This will then entail the users to become a regular user of the Vodafone services. To conclude I feel that this website is quite appealing and I feel that the use of colour is just right, as too much colour may lead users to think that the website is designed for younger use. I liked the website because, it had attractive special offers to regular computer users and Vodafone customers. Overall I give this website a rating of 9/10............. My second evaluation is on the website for the television soap, "Eastenders." Here is the homepage of the website: This website is designed to provide viewers of the latest storylines, information on the soaps charters and also there are games for those to have a better understanding on what is going on the weekly soap.

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  18. The impact of ICT In My Local Community

    Floor 5- is for scientific books Floor 6- is for languages, different countries and religions or cultures. Floor7-is for adults,young children and the elderly Floor8- is a big room where there are many computers for people to browse on. It contains a scanner and anything you might need to to with your work. During the summer holidays children from the age of 7 -15 are invited to the library at least every week for different activities to do withntings like e.g. world book day, the world's reading competition. Tony Bair was amazed by the amount of things that had been done in the library to make it a better place.

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  19. Terrorism is the unconventional use of violence for political gain.

    Media plays a significant role in realization of such actions. It's some kind of war, the purpose of which is to propagandize some ideas: political, cultural, religious, etc. One of the most important things for terrorists, I believe, is not the principle of pure violence, but a desire to put some thought into the minds of people, and visible violence is only a way to do it, because it always draws the people's attention and, of course the media's one. So, in this way we come to the point that actually terrorists promote their ideas through the media and neither the journalists nor the audience can even always realize it.

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  20. In this assignment I am going to talk about Sony Corporation (Sony Computer Entertainment Inc) what the company offers to it customers and the main product that I am going to talk about is the new Sony PSP

    As they both repaired and manufactured, they both thoughts globally thinking what to do in future and what the next generation of people wanted. Both wanted their merchandise to go global brand which crossed cultures and language border in order to enlarge their business in the US and later EUROPE and progressively globally round the word. Its major products that it sells are: Audio (home/ portable/ car audios and car navigation systems GPRS) Video (video/digital cameras, video decks, DVD-Video players/recorders and Digital-broadcasting receiving systems)

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  21. Video Games and Consoles

    Which enables people to interact with other gamers and designers, and gives them the chance to play the newest titles going to be released. In addition to that, there are numerous video games events hosted around the world promoting people playing together, but the ever growing element of online gaming with consoles means people are continuing to stay indoors and interact with millions of other gamers around the world via their home console. However one of the most worrying things regarding social issues if the increase in video games which are being released with an 18 certificate, a while ago

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  22. "Apart from notions of physicality, virtual communities operate in the same manner as real-life communities"

    A, Online Communities vs. Classical Communities, http://spaz.ca/aaron/school/online.html, Accessed 10th Nov 2005) In an online, virtual community we are free from the fear of a physical attack, and it would prove very difficult to steal a person's car via the Internet. It is for this reason joining a virtual community can be a very uplifting and liberating experience for people. In an online community we can discuss and share our views with others from the safety and comfort of our homes without fear of a physical or oral disagreement, which is an unsettling experience for anyone in a real-life community.

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  23. China Online Banking Development

    I'd like to reuse my knowledge and made this online research report. If S1 is interested in expanding business in China, but not clear what is the situation there and where to start, my research report will, I hope to a certain extent, answer some of your questions. The main purpose of this report is to provide some information and personal suggestions that, I hope, could be helpful for S1's management or marketing team to better understand Chinese market. This report includes information covering Chinese banking system structure, the emergence and development of Internet banking and online insurance services in China, Chinese governments' policies and regulations toward online banking and insurance business as well as some prepositional thoughts about how to present S1 and its products to China.

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  24. Tesco Website Analysis

    A bad thing that Tesco's have not added to their site is a version without any graphics so that 56k user's wouldn't have a problem browsing the site. Due to this fact Tesco's might lose a few customers but now that broadband is becoming more of a standard connection, this is Tesco's target audience. Here is a screen print of the homepage so you can see how bad it might be for 56k user's. This site has been designed for ease of use.

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  25. When comparing two websites, Green Landscaping with Native Plants and The South Carolina Wildlife Foundation, it is important to "evaluate

    The South Carolina Wildlife Federation website is maintained by the federation itself. There where however, no sources listed, which does not necessarily reduce the reliability of the information, but does not help to substantiate it either. Both sites featured both internal and external links that were accurate and in line with the goal of the site. The Green Landscape with Native Plants site however did have two external links that did not connect on the other end. Both of these sites comply with this criterion and are both very good sites for accurate information.

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Conclusion analysis

Good conclusions usually refer back to the question or title and address it directly - for example by using key words from the title.
How well do you think these conclusions address the title or question? Answering these questions should help you find out.

  1. Do they use key words from the title or question?
  2. Do they answer the question directly?
  3. Can you work out the question or title just by reading the conclusion?
  • Outline and discuss the view that media institutions are expanding and becoming more popular.

    "In conclusion, I believe that the media institution is gaining power and will come to eventually directing and determining the culture of society rather than respond to or reflect society culture. Overall sociologist believe that the mass media is increasingly becoming more popular as the term 'meditation' describes this process of mass recognition. The media has begun to replace our local knowledge and awareness. This suggests that the media has become very popular and important in society lives due to the fact that they have replaced community-based forms of social and cultural life. Jamaal Channer"

  • Compare two search engines on the internet.

    "In conclusion, I believe that 'Ask Jeeves' did a slightly better job at finding a Prom dress maker in the UK, because the site was a lot more user-friendly. It was less crowded on the page, unlike 'Yahoo!'. 'Ask Jeeves' didn't come up with the most results, but the results I did get were relevant to my search. 'Ask Jeeves' also gave other related searches, which you could click on, and get even more results. 'Yahoo!' was more funky, and for younger people who have a sound knowledge of the internet, whereas 'Ask Jeeves' is for a wider audience. However, both search engines were a pleasure to use, and they both did an excellent job at finding what I was looking for."

  • Assess the view that women are stereotyped and symbolically annihilated in the media.

    "After looking at these 3 media types, I can say the women are indeed stereotyped and symbolically annihilated within them. All of the 3 medias show in ideal image of women; slim, attractive and fashionable, but this raises a question - does the media create the people in society or do the people in society create what goes into the media? I think that it is the people who create what goes into the media, because things that get printed or shown are things that people in society want to see. In conclusion, you can also look at the feminist view of the media to try to see if women are stereotyped and symbolically annihilated. Liberal feminists believe that journalists have learnt to portray women in a particular way, usually classless and family based. Radical feminists see men as the enemy. Men hold dominant positions in the media and they consciously manipulate the content for their own benefit, and to the detriment of women Finally, socialist feminists blame the capitalist structure for the disadvantaged position of women in society and that the role of the media is to sustain the capitalist system and the role of women within it."

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