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Thoroughly revised and updated, this Student Edition of the successful Handbook of New Media has been abridged to showcase the best of the hardback edition. This Handbook sets out boundaries of new media research and scholarship and provides a definitive statement of the current state-of-the-art of the field. Covering major problem areas of research, the Handbook of New Media includes an introductory essay by the editors and a concluding essay by Ron Rice. Each chapter, written by an internationally renowned scholar, provides a review of the most significant social research findings and insights.
Chapter 12: New Media Design and Development: Diffusion of Innovations v Social Shaping of Technology
New Media Design and Development: Diffusion of Innovations v Social Shaping of Technology
Across many literatures technologies are described as having trajectories, stages, cycles and growth curves; they diffuse, transfer, are ‘pushed’ and ...