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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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    Analysis of the Video for Madonna's Song "Frozen"

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    I think she is singing about her loving someone, but they perhaps not loving her. This is shown in many lines throughout the song. For example she says 'if I could melt your heart', meaning his heart is possibly like ice and he may be cold towards her. Also she states 'your frozen when your hearts not open' which could again mean she can't penetrate his heart. It's almost as if his heart is actually frozen and she is trying to thaw it out to get to it. I believe that in a video you must make it with the type of song it is for in mind.

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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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    ict online service

    * It is very simple to use so a huge percentage of people would find it easy to use. * You can send many different kinds of files using instant messaging * When you write a comment people receive very fast no matter where they are Disadvantages of using instant messaging * You can't always chat to a person because they might be offline so that means you have to wait till they come back online. * Also people who you don't know might have your contact and might want to talk to you. * People can send you files that have viruses Finally I think that instant messaging is a very useful because it is cheap and it saves money and it can be used at any time.

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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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  7. Evaluation of Two Commercial Multimedia products. oth products are professional animations which have got some bad points as well as good points but according to me No dogs was more effective than The missing pencil

    Below is the screen shot of page before starting the story. This story has relevant activities as well which can be done after watching the story. The story includes several different scenes i.e. backgrounds but the colour scheme and designs remains consistent which does not look tacky and relevant objects has been presented story in a good way. This makes the animation eye-catching therefore I will ensure that I use the objects in my final animation to which are appropriate and relevant to make animation appealing The font style, size and colour are consistent all through.

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  8. Does the exposure to violence in the media cause increased levels of aggression and violence in young people essay

    The Sun released an article in 2006 titled "Video games warp brain" (web 1) using a picture of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas discussing the fact that "violent computer games alter your brain to make you aggressive. Adults aged 28-36 are the majority gay who make the sales of these two high selling tabloid papers, these institutions present video games as harmful to young people. In an article in 2008, News of the World claimed that violent nature in children ages 8-12 increased with the sales of Grand Theft Auto IV video game, claiming they educate them into being a menace to society and therefore by presenting them for "what they are" they are

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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. Free essay

    TV Ident

    My finished product has slight minor changes to my original idea. This is because my original idea was to instead of the ball launching into space with the ident logo appearing on the ball; the batsman forms the IPL logo. But the picture which I was trying to upload was corrupted so therefore I couldn't do this. Therefore I changed my idea. This didn't cause any delays or any interrupts as it was at the end of my production and all I had to do was change the picture at the end.

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  12. 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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  13. Free essay

    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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  14. Media studies: Lily Allen analysis. Ive been taking a look at Lily Allen, focusing on the way her biggest fans can communicate with her, via the websites.

    However you do have to pay if you subscribe, which may be found off-putting as there's no guarantee that you'll be able to go and see her on her show. In addition to this she has a personal blog too, which often ends up in bad media publicity, usually by getting herself into trouble, due to her manor or constant b******g aspersion and slander on fellow "celebrities". However because of her outspoken nature, her blogs tend to be funny and they capture her personality, that's if it's really lily writing them.

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  15. Ita\lian basics

    It believes population will change due to birth rates and death rates. There are variables and exceptions such as war and turmoil that may lead to different results. The original demographic transition model has 4 stages; * In stage one, pre-industrial society, death rates and birth rates are high. * In stage two, the death rates drop rapidly due to improvements in food supply and sanitation, which increase life spans and reduce disease. These changes usually come about due to improvements in farming techniques, access to technology, basic healthcare, and education. There is a large increase in population.

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  16. 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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  17. 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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    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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. Free essay

    Tesco Internet Shopping

    So they take the easy way and shop online. When you do go to Tesco there is a problem of parking as most of the spaces get taken and the ones that are left are right behind. Also inside the store where it is packed with people you don't have to queue up and wait for ages. It saves petrol for those who shop online. It is very quick and easy. Sometimes you may even get discount and offers. You can use the Tesco club card vouchers and get club card points.

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  23. The Computer and Video Game Environment

    Manufacturers aim to continue to attract new consumers from all age groups and sociocultural backgrounds. * Thanks to the launch two new portable consoles, video-games hardware was the most dynamic subsector in 2005, boosting overall sector value sale in 2005. * Sony remained the leading player in video-games hardware in 2005, while Electronic Arts continued to dominate the software subsector in the same year. * The video games sector is forecast to increase by 25% in constant value terms over 2006-2011 thanks to a new era of games consoles due to emerge in the coming years.

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  24. The growth of the Internet as a pop cultural medium poses a danger to youth. Teenagers could seriously end up getting hurt online without them realizing it.

    An online predator looking at the teens page has enough information to arrive at their door. Some teens use peer support online forums to discuss their problems and predators often go to these areas to look for victims. They gradually try to seduce their targets through kindness, affection, attention, and even gifts. Predators devote a lot of time and money to this effort. They usually know the latest interests of teens. They also listen to and sympathize with the teens problems. Then gradually introducing them to s****l content during their conversations or by showing them s******y explicit material.

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  25. 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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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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