information society


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information society

a currently fashionable description of contemporary societies in which information technology and knowledge occupations are seen as occupying a dominant position. A critical discussion of the general concept is provided by F. Webster, Theories of the Information Society (1995). His conclusion is that while there has undoubtedly been a transformation of means of communication and an information explosion, it is premature to talk of the ‘information society’ as wholly supplanting previously established patterns of social relations. See also INTERNET, CASTELLS, POSTINDUSTRIAL SOCIETY, KNOWLEDGE SOCIETY.
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The multiconference opened with the talks by Zoran Stancic, the representative of the EU Directorate-General for the Information Society and Media, and Norbert Kroo, a distinguished member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.
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It provides a broad understanding of the nature of today's information society by charting how information has been accumulated, analyzed, and disseminated in the past.
Summary: The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) has confirmed its involvement in the World Summit on Information Society (WSIS) Forum taking place from May 13 to 17 and hosted by the United Nation's International Telecommunications Union (ITU) at its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.
Muscat, May 11 (ONA) The Sultanate will take part at the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), which will begin after-tomorrow (Monday) in Geneva in Switzerland.
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"The Information Society: A Study of Continuity and Change" explores the role of information as well as the history of its advancement.
World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Civil Society Plenary (2005)Much more could have been achieved: Civil society statement on WSIS.

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