Eastern Kentucky University

Poster Title

Five Studies Showing the Trend and Affects of Technology and Its Advancements on Different Aspects of Human Lives:Blogging into the Future

Institution

Eastern Kentucky University

Abstract

This poster explores the ever important role of weblogs. Blogs are quickly changing the way people share information by allowing more voices to be heard by a larger more diverse audience. The usefulness of this new medium is examined from both an individual and social perspective. Some of the following questions are addressed: While increasing the scope and availability of information, how reliable or relevant is the information blogs offer? Who reads blogs and why? What is the ultimate effect of this deluge of information? The role of blogs in recent events such as the Iraq war and the presidential election are analyzed, along with the history of blogs and their precursors. Also included are interviews with a psychologist and a sociologist discussing the effects blogs have on people and society.

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Five Studies Showing the Trend and Affects of Technology and Its Advancements on Different Aspects of Human Lives:Blogging into the Future

This poster explores the ever important role of weblogs. Blogs are quickly changing the way people share information by allowing more voices to be heard by a larger more diverse audience. The usefulness of this new medium is examined from both an individual and social perspective. Some of the following questions are addressed: While increasing the scope and availability of information, how reliable or relevant is the information blogs offer? Who reads blogs and why? What is the ultimate effect of this deluge of information? The role of blogs in recent events such as the Iraq war and the presidential election are analyzed, along with the history of blogs and their precursors. Also included are interviews with a psychologist and a sociologist discussing the effects blogs have on people and society.