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 General Assembly adopted a resolution (A/RES/60/252) in March 2006 stipulating that World Information Society Day shall be celebrated every year on 17 May.
As many are already well aware, the information society is a society in which the importance of information itself grows tremendously and, based on that the production, distribution along with use of information brings about changes differing from that of the previous society.
The participants of the conference discussed legal aspects of information society development, globalization challenges in the context of formation of informational society in Ukraine, considered the issues of information security in modern conditions of Ukraines development.
Today, we reaffirm the UAE's commitment to the announced and upcoming initiatives around the Information Society.
We as the information society, must recommit ourselves to continue the societys beyond 2015.
This article starts with a theoretical part about the foundations of the participatory, co-operative and sustainable information society.
The selected lawfirm will provide legal assistance to the Ministry of Information Society in preparing the documents for selling the shares owned by the state.
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: Muscat: The Sultanate's delegation is participating in the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) .
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.
Each fall for the last 14 years the Jozef Stefan Institute has hosted the Information Society multiconference.
The information society is driven by information and communication technologies (ICT), along with new skills for the population, government support, and sustainability (Rao, 2006).

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