COM 400 Week 4 New Media Paper and Meme

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COM 400 Week 4 New Media Paper and Meme
Consider the following:
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.
Write a 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?

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.
Create a meme to represent your paper and share with the class for discussion. (Post meme in Meme thread for week 5 and also submit with your paper).
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