The New Media Technologies: Overview and Research Framework

29 Pages Posted: 5 Apr 2008

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Linda Weiser Friedman

Baruch College, CUNY - Zicklin School of Business; CUNY - The Graduate Center

Hershey H. Friedman

City University of New York - Department of Business Management

Date Written: April 2008

Abstract

The so-called new media technologies - often referred to as Web 2.0 - encompass a wide variety of web-related communication technologies, such as blogs, wikis, online social networking, virtual worlds and other social media forms. First, we present several views or perspectives that may be used to answer the question, what is new media? Then we examine and review five critical characteristics of the new media technolgies - the Five C's: communication, collaboration, community, creativity, and convergence. Finally, we look at some of the uses and applications of new media in a selection of disciplines. This overview provides a much needed framework for scholars and educators who wish to learn from and contribute to this field of study.

Keywords: New Media Technologies, Convergence, Communication, Collaboration, Social Networking, Wikis, Blogs, User-generated Content

JEL Classification: L15, L21, L82, L86, M31, M37, O3

Suggested Citation

Friedman, Linda Weiser and Friedman, Hershey H., The New Media Technologies: Overview and Research Framework (April 2008). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1116771 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1116771

Linda Weiser Friedman (Contact Author)

Baruch College, CUNY - Zicklin School of Business ( email )

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New York, NY 10010
United States

HOME PAGE: http://cisnet.baruch.cuny.edu/friedman/

CUNY - The Graduate Center

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New York,, NY 10016
United States

Hershey H. Friedman

City University of New York - Department of Business Management ( email )

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