Chapter 2 Review Pt

Chapter 2 Review Pt - Chapter 2 Review Intro to Mass...

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Chapter 2 Review – Intro to Mass Communication Ownership Issues on the Internet Large media firms (i.e. Disney, Time Warner, and Microsoft) are buying up or investing in smaller companies and spreading their economic interests through media outlets Telecommunications Act of 1996 - law that led up to most regional and long-distant phone companies participating in cable and internet-access businesses. Top Internet Ownership Microsoft- annual revenue-$44.282 billion AOL- leading ISP worldwide Yahoo!- strategizes to be dominate corporation in the search industry Google- net worth: over $100 billion Corporations want to tap into internet economy because of its increased dominance that is evolving quickly Example- 15 year-old company (AOL) purchasing the largest media conglomerate (Time Warner) in 2000. Alternative Voices Open-source software - noncommercial software shared freely and developed collectively on the internet Wiki Websites - Wikis (meaning quick in Hawaiian) are websites that enable anyone to
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This note was uploaded on 04/30/2008 for the course COM 208 taught by Professor Keirstead during the Spring '08 term at Flagler.

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