“The Networked Society: An Introduction” is a YouTube video that I came across that I believe would be incredibly useful for students, like myself, to understand a bit more about the concept of just what a ‘Network Society ‘ is.
The video is part of an online series which explores the concept in much more depth, however, the introductory video helps to establish the key ideas behind the concept. It explains about how technology is becoming more integral within our everyday lives. How our ability to be constantly connected to so many other people via the internet has shifted our thought patterns. We no longer think about how to get this access, but what to do with it and how to use it in order to make ourselves heard.
The video briefly talks about how these advancements in technology aren’t just affecting our lives in terms of social media, but in the way that everything works – how businesses have had to rethink their strategies in terms of advertising as well as how governments communicate with the general public.
I found this video particularly useful as while it was pretty basic in terms of content, I think it would help students who are just beginning to learn about The Network Society to understand a bit more about what it all is.