class11 - What is the future of regulation (or...

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What is the future of regulation (or deregulation?) Given our history, and the emerging technologies and uses- What are the important issues?
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What challenges are there? • Emerging business models • Evaluating deregulation • Should certain people be “protected?” • The international nature of digital information
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What is information? • Quantifiable data • Meaningful information: knowledge • Knowledge workers – ICTs – What is the value of information?
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Changes to ICT industries: January ’09 (examples) • Reuters -5% • Yahoo -1,520 • Netflix -50 people • Viacom -7% • AT&T -4% (12,000) • Circuit city filed for bankrupcy • LinkedIn -10%
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Who’s hiring? • About.com • Apple • Big Fish Games • Bluedog • CarFax • Central Desktop
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With newspapers (and other media) changing • What’s the impact of bloggers • Can you trust the information? • Who becomes an authority?
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Impact of bloggosphere • Technorati.com Over 112 million blogs
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This note was uploaded on 04/13/2009 for the course COMM 334 taught by Professor Jaricehanson during the Spring '09 term at UMass (Amherst).

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