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  1. INTERNET TAXATION

    However with the advent of the Personal Computer, the general public had access to the Internet. In 1996 "approximately 45 million people used the Internet, with roughly 30 million of those in North America (United States and Canada), 9 million in Europe, and 6 million in Asia/Pacific (Australia, Japan, etc.). 43.2 million (44%) U.S. households own a personal computer and 14 million of them are online."(Howe, 2006) This surge in popularity opened new channels for business. The number of Internet users worldwide reaches 150 million by the beginning of 1999.

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  2. Online Business Activity

    The online auctions are becoming more popular than the traditional auctions. Nowadays, the Californian auction site eBay is the most well known, with a market share of over 85 per cent. To access to online auctions, people need to register and have a credit card. Advantages and Disadvantages Online auctions offer advantages such as access to customers worldwide, free account setup, sales completed quickly and efficiently and payments accepted from international buyers. There are also disadvantages associated with online auctions. The principal disadvantages are: some fraudulent members, competition from others websites, sometimes we don't receive the delivery and we can not see the product, only the picture.

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  3. ICT - services

    The seller is able to add photographs to eBay to help sell products faster. There is also a choice of payment methods including online secure systems. Another benefit is that buyers and seller can give feedback on each other, which will in future help when deciding to buy or sell with someone. The eBay site does really well with its account facility. You can easily, keep track of your balances for bought and sold items and the descriptions of transactions are really good. A great advantage to eBay is that they allow you to place a bid for an item based on the highest price you are willing to go up to.

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  4. Ict Report Template

    We have a small call centre with 30 people in it and in the main shop 12 ground shop workers to serve your every day needs and anything you may see on the internet we can get it for less for you on all purchases less than �5,000 because at star trek memorabilia we aim to please you. Alternative Solution 1 Advertise in a national paper in the advertising section and hope that this will attract the recommended audience that I require and make sure that it is a local paper because people are more likely to look at adverts and it is cheaper than publishing information about my business in a national newspaper.

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  5. ICT and me

    All your; pictures, ring-tones, mp3 songs, videos, games and recordings are kept there. Orange Live is a list of links to points of interest on the GPRS internet. For example, it has a sports link if you want to find out fixtures or live scores on your mobile. Orange Downloads is another option full of links but the links in this one are for downloads only. The latest music and games released will be on the top of this list. The next option is Camera. A single press of a button on the side of the phone can access the option camera quickly. All the videos and pictures get saved in Media Album.

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  6. What are the possibilities of and obstacles to the development of global online communication?

    According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the derivative 'globalisation', taken from the word, 'global', refers to, "Relating to the whole world...Or embracing the whole of something, or of a group of things". Although this definition does not necessarily relate immediately back to the issue of online communication, it is by examining further definitions of globalisation, that one is able to refer 'global' issues back to topics regarding the expansion of online communication. Stuart Hall and Tony McGrew argue in their book, 'Modernity and its Futures', that "The extension of globalising processes, operating through a variety of institutional dimensions (technological, organisational etc)...creates new forms and limits within 'modernity' as a distinctive form of life" (page 4).

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  7. POSITIVE AND NEGATIVE EFFECTS OF VIDEO GAMES The video game technology, like most technologies, has changed drastically in the last few years.

    On average, American children who have home video game systems play with them about ninety minutes a day. The kids are changing with the technology - how could they not be? They are riding technology curve in a way we are not and never can. On many levels, it's wonderful to have them exposed to this brave new cyberworld: the opportunities for them to learn, the resources at their fingertips, are tremendous and hard to fathom. Some claim that video games are a mind controlling device (The World Wide Web is like a vast, almost limitless encyclopedia, and unlike Encyclopedia Britannica, kids can talk to it and it talks back.

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  8. Assess the e-commerce activities of clothing retailer Topshop.

    and so on. E-commerce first developed in the early 1970's with only larger corporations and financial institutions beginning to implement forms of e-commerce. EDI (electronic transfer of documents) then opened e-commerce to a wider user base, now allowing for purchasing orders, invoices and so on. There has been talk of an "Internet based society" (Turban & King, 2003), which we live in and this will continue to grow and now even the traditionally considered establishments such as banks and post offices use e-commerce as part of their operations.

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  9. The Filtering of Adult Pornography on the Internet

    Finally, Internet filters may not only block adult pornography websites, but may also block legal and informative websites. To protect children from accidentally viewing adult pornography on the Internet, a law that requires Internet filters is not the best solution. As the numbers of pornographic websites continue to grow and grow, protection is indeed needed. However, this protection could be provided through more convenient and less restrictive methods, rather than through a law requiring Internet filters. The easiest solution would be for parents to monitor younger children while on the Internet. Parental supervision would be able to direct children away from pornography websites and protect them from any potential harm (Hacker).

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  10. Fox hunting

    In their next section they list, in bullet points, arguments presented by the anti - fox hunting lobby. They then repeat each point in big, bold writing, with a humorous cartoon pointing at the boxes. They exaggerate the features of this cartoon character trying to turn the serious issue of fox hunting with hounds into a humorous affair. By each point the cartoon character appears in a different stance, by the end of the leaflet it is actually tearing up the last point. This gives the impression that even a person who is anti - fox hunting can be persuaded otherwise.

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  11. Write an essay describing how new media technologies affect you, your family and friends everyday lives.

    It is constantly being developed to suit peoples' needs, for example broadband internet offers faster connection and makes downloading easy, effortless and not so time consuming as it used to be. Many radio stations have recognised that people may wish to listen whilst 'surfing' the Net, so have incorporated a 'live airplay' programme on their websites so that it is possible to listen to the radio via a computer rather than the conventional radio device. Many websites also offer a service where downloading music is free, this means that many people can save large amounts of money on buying CDs and can obtain the latest music singles and albums from the comfort of their own home.

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  12. Explain why you agree or disagree with the sweeping statement 'Every business should be online'. Provide a range of examples analysed to support your case.

    As the years went by they brought the idea of online shopping to life. It means that people were able to purchase goods without having to leave the house. You could choose all products they desired and have them delivered to your house. The only catch to the purchases is that you have to pay for the products online with a credit card, which some people are reluctant to do in case someone else gets hold of the details. Since Tesco had grown so much they also started to advertise jobs on the website for different area's of the world.

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  13. In this essay, by answering these 12 questions I intend to offer a brief, but critical & evaluative assessment, of the impact of advertising, consumerism and the media.

    Even the way in which we use the telephone is a reflection of us as a society. "Thus the telephone ordinarily used becomes a sign, not of communication, but of lack of communication, & the consequent compelling desire to relate to others, but to relate at a distance...The telephone [is] an integrated aspect of the repressive culture of monopoly capitalism." (Diamond, 'In Search Of The Primitive', pp46, 1987) Communication has evolved. Personal, face-to-face interactions are reduced. We no longer visit each other, but instead partake in numerous (& often meaningless) phone conversations. But the paradigm shift in cultural evolution doesn't end there.

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  14. The Rhondda Heritage Park.

    Eight years after its closure, Lewis Merthyr was re-opened as the Rhondda Heritage Park. The Lewis Merthyr shut due to geological conditions and some policies of the conservative party (A4). 'But if the conservative government had a part in closing the pit, It also played a part in its re-opening' (A4). Investment of �7m from the government and EU funds (A4) helped to then restore the buildings to their former glory (A5). During its development 'miners were involved at every stage ' to make it accurate and 'text for the audio-visual presentations were supplied by Professor Dai Smith an expert in mining history' (A6).

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  15. Choosing a classic example of a social problem such as violence, crime, racism or sexism, describe and discuss the ways in which media research has been conducted to show links between your examples and media activities.

    Stanley Kubrik even banned his own film 'A Clockwork Orange,' feeling that it was too violent to be released. Bodies such as MediawatchUK and the BBFC would not be set up were it not for media effects theories. Numerous studies have been conducted in order to investigate the effects of the media on people, especially though, young people. The most famous study is Bandura's Bobo-doll experiment, which, like most research, concentrated on the effects on children. Bandura showed children aged three, four and five a video of an adult acting aggressively towards a rocking plastic 'Bobo' doll.

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  16. Outline and discuss the view that media institutions are expanding and becoming more popular.

    The first media institution to be mentioned in this essay is the Internet. The Internet is the largest WAN (wide area network) in the world. It was developed by the United States Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency in the 1960s and was initially known as ARPANET. As the Internet became more established thus having a positive aspect on its popularity many people obtained access to the Internet and the number of people who use it is growing considerably. The main reason being that it now contains user friendly software, which has packages that help people use the Internet easily e.g.

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  17. Company Profiles - EasyJet.

    Technological developments have decreased costs while increasing comfort and safety, further increasing the already positive safety record of airline companies. These developments, along with government legislation, have also led to the formation of a new type of airline, the 'no-frills' budget airlines. These companies thrive through providing the cheapest possible flights through a combination of creative pricing and reduction of services and comfort. The focus therefore is much more on function than quality. While this may dissuade many customers, it has definitely formed a market that is large enough to support the size of the current industry.

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  18. Problematic Internet Use: A Fast Growing Problem in Our Society.

    It has both positive and negative effects" (1984, p.27). This quote is very insightful, and it is obvious that new technologies alter our perceptions and the way we think about realities in our social and political lives. In the present time, with media expansion and creation of the Internet, we are drowning in information; we have little control over it, and do not know what to do with it and how to filter it out. Even political parties are holding major events online; companies are using the Web for job announcements and resume collections.

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  19. Business website design.

    The website will be an advantage to Zak Autospare because as well as trading over the counter they can make extra sales via the website, most buyers would be people requiring parts they need for their car and then ordering them through the website and within a matter of days the will receive those particular products. Overall the website will bring forward new clients as well as new business ideas and possible expansion of the business to other towns and cities.

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  20. After applying the client's minimum requirements, a prototype website has been successfully designed.

    Media including Images, animation, text and Sounds: Occasionally, images contain more than the designer's message to the user however, images can say thousand words comparing to the text (Nigel Chapman and jenny Chapman). GIF animation pictures have been applied as a multimedia element in the website. In the ringtones page, it is beneficial to use Gif animation pictures to draw the user attention to click on the picture to listen to the ringtone sample. In addition to drawing the user attention, Gif animation pictures is one of few formats which support the image transparency that the image appears to have no visible border around it, and that is noticeable in the Nokia, Siemens and Sony-Ericsson pages.

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  21. Imagine entering a world where you can kill everyone in sight and be killed while not being hurt in real life.

    There is no one clear-cut answer as to why people first become attracted to these games. Stress is the main reason why people start playing video games in the first place. College students and working-class people are the most prone to stress due to the nature of their lifestyle. College students are always under stress because there is always too much work to do and not enough time to do it. This can become very stressful, and people make irrational decisions while under Lee 2 great amounts of stress. This is what leads many college students to play video games instead of completing homework assignments.

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  22. Online shopping.

    The information I have gathered with this questionnaire is: - � What age group uses online shopping the most � What sort of products people buy online � What's the most popular product people buy online � How often people buy online � How secure people think online shopping is Results of questionnaire: - On the following page I have created pie charts to show the important results from the questionnaires. The questionnaires and full results of the questionnaires can be found in Appendix A at the back of this report.

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  23. Website Business Report - A report for the directors of Top Gear plc -

    There are also some examples of other competitors going along this road, so their experiences will be extremely useful to Top Gear plc. As part of my research I have collected both primary (Field) and secondary (Desk) research. Field research is research that has been carried out for a specific task to collect new data direct from consumers, such as the data collected by my market research group, this research is generally specifically commissioned by a business for a particular purpose, i.e.

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  24. The Dangers of the Internet

    He was released later that year, free to roam the Internet again. The case of Robert Colehill was one of the first chatroom-related incidents recorded, and it, along with that of Patrick Green, shocked the nation. Hundreds of parents were suddenly made aware of the ease with which potential child abusers had been interacting with their children. Despite the rapid escalation of this problem, the number of cases which have come to light and the publication of many shocking statistics, there is little to suggest that chatrooms and the internet is any safer now than it was in 2000.

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  25. Making a website for a specific company

    Having these objectives should make the Website easy to access the information wanted by the customer whenever they want. We are making websites, which are a good source of advertising nowadays with everyone using the Internet. It is also a better resource for customers as they can keep coming back to the site at their convenience. Also it isn't wasting paper or harming the environment by producing lots of leaflets that will get thrown away or lost. If the customer would like the information on paper we can send it to them via e-mail or post, or they can print it out themselves.

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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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