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Key Terms Chapter 08: Media and Technology

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    Words (or words that have the same definition)The definition is case sensitive(Optional) Image to display with the definition [Not displayed in Glossary, only in pop-up on pages](Optional) Caption for Image(Optional) External or Internal Link(Optional) Source for Definition
    (Eg. "Genetic, Hereditary, DNA ...")(Eg. "Relating to genes or heredity")The infamous double helix; Delmar Larsen
    Glossary Entries
    Cyberfeminismthe application to and promotion of feminism online    
    Design Patentspatents that are granted when someone has invented a new and original design for a manufactured product    
    Digital Dividethe uneven access to technology around race, class, and geographic lines    
    E-readinessthe ability to sort through, interpret, and process digital knowledge    
    Evolutionary Model of Technological Changea breakthrough in one form of technology that leads to a number of variations, from which a prototype emerges, followed by a period of slight adjustments to the technology, interrupted by a breakthrough    
    Gatekeepingthe sorting process by which thousands of possible messages are shaped into a mass media-appropriate form and reduced to a manageable amount    
    Knowledge Gapthe gap in information that builds as groups grow up without access to technology    
    Mediaall print, digital, and electronic means of communication    
    Media Consolidationa process by which fewer and fewer owners control the majority of media outlets    
    Media Globalizationthe worldwide integration of media through the cross-cultural exchange of ideas    
    Neo-Ludditesthose who see technology as a symbol of the coldness of modern life    
    Net Neutralitythe principle that all Internet data should be treated equally by internet service providers    
    New Mediaall interactive forms of information exchange    
    Oligopolya situation in which a few firms dominate a marketplace    
    Panoptic Surveillancea form of constant monitoring in which the observation posts are decentralized and the observed is never communicated with directly    
    Planned Obsolescencethe act of a technology company planning for a product to be obsolete or unable from the time it’s created    
    Plant Patentspatents that recognize the discovery of new plant types that can be asexually reproduced    
    Technological Diffusionthe spread of technology across borders    
    Technological Globalizationthe cross-cultural development and exchange of technology    
    Technologythe application of science to solve problems in daily life    
    Technophilesthose who see technology as symbolizing the potential for a brighter future    
    Utility Patentspatents that are granted for the invention or discovery of any new and useful process, product, or machine    
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