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Communication and Information

Index Media Literacy

“Put simply, media literacy includes the skills of literacy extended to all message forms, including those little black squiggles on white paper. Media literacy includes reading and writing, speaking and listening, critical viewing, and the ability to make your own messages using a wide range of technologies, including audio technology, billboards, cameras, camcorders, and computers. However, media literacy is not a new subject area and it is not just about television: it is literacy for the information age” [Renee Hobbs, Media Studies Journal, 1994].

Index Research Centers
Index Professional Associations, Societies, and Networks

Index Journals     JournalsOther Journals

Index Bulletins and Newsletters

Index Mailing Lists
Index Business Communication
Index Non-verbal Communication and Body Language

The impact you make on others depends on what you say (7%), how you say it (38%), and by your body language (55%). Since how you sound also conveys a message, 93% of emotion is communicated without actual words. Body language is nonverbal communication by means of facial expressions, eye behavior, gestures, posture, and the like. Flirting is an example of applied body language. Sexual or romantic interest is primarily communicated through body language, which may include flicking one’s hair, eye contact, brief touching, open stances, and close proximity between partners. ‘Flirting with intent’ is part of the mate-selection and courtship process: flirting to get someone into bed, or into a relationship. ‘Flirting for fun’ is just flirtation that tend to be flippant and fun — aimed to have a laugh with someone.

Index History of Communication
Index Telephone

We have come to rely on the telephone without thinking. When we need to contact someome over distance, we pick up the phone and dial. And if that person is not available, we simply leave a voice message. "Lifeline of the lonely and lifeblood of the busy, the telephone is taken for granted. It comes as near as any invention to being an exension of the human body" [John Broooks, Telephone: the First Hundred Years].

What has been the impact of the introduction of the telephone on people and their cultures? The telephone facilitates conversations between people at a distance. The far speaker enabled those who had moved away from their old neighnourhoods. relatives, friends and lovers to stay in touch. The telephone also falicitated the efficient organization and operation of large enterprises and institutions. It has profound effects on the ecology of all human activity, including the structure of the city and the state.

Index Radio

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Editor dr. Albert Benschop
Social & Behavioral Studies
University of Amsterdam
Created November, 1996
Last modified 08th October, 2015