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RTF 305: Section 11 Social Medium Matt Fisher From MySpace to Facebook, World of Warcraft to Second Life, and everything in between, people are always looking for new ways to interact and expand their contacts. The internet just opens infinite amount of doors for people to connect and communicate. The internet was once used to provide information and knowledge, serving as a one way channel of communication; but true communication cannot exist unless a two way channel exists which is exactly what Web 2.0 offers. Internet has become the gateway to many friendships as well as maintaining force for the existing ones. In my experience with the internet, I mainly use the medium to interact with friends whether that be through either checking their status on Facebook or competing with my friend in an epic battle of Warcraft. Web 2.0 is not a new technology but instead a new way to use the technology; instead of people being spoon fed their content they are now in control of the medium and all information involved. The most fascinating observation of this new medium is people of all ages are moving their relationships from physical to digital. The internet is now being described as social media. According
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This note was uploaded on 06/24/2011 for the course RTF 305 taught by Professor Nasr during the Spring '07 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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