Media technologies affect social and societal issues

Any introduction of a new technology into a society initiates an endless series of effects, especially for those who have and use the technology compared with those who do not or cannot use the technology.

Writea 1,400- to 1,750-word paper that addresses how new media technologies affect social and societal issues.

Address the following:

  • Assess whether there is a measurable “digital divide” in the availability and use of technology between the haves and the have-nots in society domestically and globally
  • Critique new media technologies and the digital divide:
  • What is the socioeconomic effect within our society?
  • What are the consequences in the global economy?
  • Describe the role of the Internet in social alienation.
  • Explain why ethically the influence of new media technologies is important for us to understand.

Conclude your paper by answering the following questions:

Based on historical examples, do you foresee these digital divides narrowing or widening

  • In the next 5 years?
  • In the next 25 years?
  • What are the ethical implications of your forecast?

Explain and justify your answers.

Cite at least three peer-reviewed sources to support your work.

Format the paper consistent with APA guidelines.

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