Category Archives: Week 6

The Telegraph and The Internet

In the reading, The Victorian Internet: The Remarkable Story of Telegraph and the Nineteenth Century’s On-line Pioneers Standage discusses the history of the telegraph, including the failures and successes. The telegraph was able to connect the world in a way … Continue reading

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Jorden Gemuend – Week 6 – Standage and Katz

In order to first receive mass media messages, we must first have a mass media. However, even though our technologies today have enabled mass communications with ease, our primary source of influence still comes from interpersonal communication. The process of … Continue reading

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Week 6

For this week’s readings, the topic was related to new technologies that surfaced in an older time period. Specifically, the chapters from Standage’s book, The Victorian Internet, discuss the invention of the telegraph, explaining some of its positive and negative … Continue reading

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Week Six

Based on this week’s readings and by observing the media landscape around us, it is evident that changes in technology are very significant. In chapter five of his book, Standage discusses the development of early telegraphy.  He explains that, just … Continue reading

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Week Six

We all see them. The cookie cutter images of Presidential, Senatorial or Gubernatorial candidates standing behind podiums in freshly pressed suits, shaking hands and waving at at crowds. However, do these planned imaged and preconceived notions of what a proper candidate should look like … Continue reading

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Week 6

Standage writes this week about the telegraph, a revolutionary technology that transformed the flow of information in its era. It linked two continents and was forecasted to create a world where everyone would be connected. The flow of information was … Continue reading

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Week 6 Readings

First off, I would like to comment that I found it quite interesting how this class has been about new social media technologies, yet we took a week of reading about old media and technologies. This class has caused me … Continue reading

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Week 6 Response

Despite being invented in completely different eras and utilizing much different technologies, the Internet’s roots can be traced back to the telegraph and pneumatic tubes. No, the telegraph and pneumatic tubes didn’t serve as the basis for the technology that … Continue reading

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Whom We Know and What We Know

Jamieson discusses the role of political advertisements in campaigns and how these advertisements have evolved over time based on the candidate running for office, while Katz focuses on the flow of ideas from the media and through individuals spreading through … Continue reading

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Week 6 Blog

From both chapter 9 of the Victorian Internet, and chapter 1 of Packaging Presidency we can see the implications that technology has on society. The telegraph, radio, television, film, and the Internet have drastically changed the way the people communicate … Continue reading

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Week 6 Response- Sam Moon

“Wiring The World, Steam Powered Messages & War and Peace in the Global Village” In this suprisingly interesting reading, Standage explains how the world first connected its two halves in the 19th Century. The book, appropriately titled “The Victorian Internet”, … Continue reading

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Week 6 – Standage

This week I chose to focus my blog post on the three chapters we read from Standage. I found it interesting how the author chose to start his discussion with a history of the telegraph. In Chapter 5, he quotes … Continue reading

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Drew Daniel – Week 6

The Jamieson piece about packaging the presidency was a very interesting piece about how political advertisements and campaigns evolved along with the role of the person running for office. Many firsts in political advertising started with Harrison in 1840. In … Continue reading

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Standage and Katz-week 6

Both Standage and Katz focus on certain aspects of communication that are initially held in high regard but then lose their potential as time progresses.  While Standage discusses the implementation of the telegraph, Katz introduces a new hypothesis two-step flow … Continue reading

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Week 6- The Lasting Effects of the Telegraph

In chapters 5, 6, and 9 Standage explains the transformation of the telegraph from the initial construction of the wire to the implementation and effects on society. From Standage’s explanation of the telegraph’s initial debut in 1858, there are many … Continue reading

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Week 6

The creation of the telegraph was not without many major setbacks. Just developing the telegraph was an engineering feat since engineers had to figure out how to string a wire out over the ocean and connect two continents. Great promise … Continue reading

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Week 6

Both Glaisyer and Standage discussed how people could be active contributors to the news. The telegraph and the Internet have allowed the general public to be participants. With the invention of the telegraph, the public was able to become these … Continue reading

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Week 6 Readings

From this week’s readings it is clear that the invention of the telegraph and other forms of mass communication mediums, such as the radio and television, have allowed for the creation of networks of interconnected individuals through which mass communication … Continue reading

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Week 6

The Jamieson and Standage readings both outline very important historical occurrences. Standage details the massive struggle that surrounded the creation of the Atlantic telegraph. Unfortunately, less than a month after its first completion the wire failed. The second time, much … Continue reading

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Week 6: The Chicken or the Egg?

Although the physical mechanisms of the telegraph and the current format of the Internet represent an enormous disparity in technological advances, both systems share the common goal of a harmoniously connected society. But the readings by Katz and Standage imply … Continue reading

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