#DIGC 202 Afterword: Why Networks Matter
I am a fresh graduate from Diploma in Mass Communication at INTI International College Subang. After 2 months of consideration, I have decided to continue my Degree course in University of Wollongong, which major in Marketing Communications Advertising (since it is the fastest degree and some of my seniors are studying at there). Although there are 2 months to so call preparation for the degree program but not so prepare at the end due to mentally still in the holiday mood. Fortunately, some of the subject is quite quite similar to what i learned from diploma therefor I still able to catch up at the beginning of the semester and hopefully this form will continue until the end of the semester.
One of the subject I taking in this semester was Global Network (DIGC 202). Thus, blogging topic that related to global networks is part of our weekly task coming with twitting as well. As the very first topic, I will like to give a brief idea on what are Global Networks.
Manuel Castells mentioned from this article (Afterword: Why network Matters?, 2004) that social life become one of the more important nowadays and network appears to be the organizing form of life, including social life. Why network becoming so popular and reliable among the society? Why a network has overtook the traditional way to communicate? The reason is obvious enough. The networks is making the communications more efficiency, timeless, convenience and liable while the old time methods are much more slower and hardly to share the opinions among a huge communities. However, I do enjoy my old time because the quality of the communications between humans were greater and much more sincere. People are used to appreciate the contact when it is harder to do so. In my opinion, the ease of the communications could affect the quality of them in negative way.
Castells, M 2004, ‘Afterword: why networks matter’, pp.221-225, accessed 10/8/2012