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    programming languages; these are all of the things in which, at one time or another, I attempted to gain literacy. I have always been fascinated with the way people communicate and interact with one another, knowingly or not. Communication, however, is not merely limited to the spoken or written word. In fact, a lot of what we encounter in everyday life does not fall into the traditional realm of language. There are many other things that factor into understanding our society, including culture, relationships, beliefs, and just overall outlooks on life. When we pair these factors with a language, and understand them, we have a cultural literacy. Literacy, at its core, is merely competency in doing something. This can be reading, writing, speaking, dancing, or any number of other things. Literacy has played a defining role in my life, molding me into who I am, supporting me where I am now, and guiding me towards my future. Literacy has greatly impacted my past, molding me into who I am today. When I was younger, I read incessantly. Sometimes, I even read two books in one day, each numbering a few hundred pages. I stayed like this until I reached high school,…

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    issue of illiteracy in America has taken many forms from the year 1776 to present. According to the U.S. Bureau of Census and the Historical Statistics of the United States, twenty percent of the population during the colonial era were illiterate, but could still function adequately in society (National Assessment of Adult Literacy). Society then prioritized being able to work and farm land then to knowing how to read a book. Today, however, the ability to read is nearly as important as the…

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    Literacy is the comprehension of the written and verbal use of a langue. Failure to reach the criteria is to say one is not literate, although half of the requirements were met. Being able to grasp and comprehend one aspect of a langue that is either new or even the old can be difficult, let alone that there are two separate aspects. I have always heard that you are either a visual, or hands-on learner, which comes down to how you break down and comprehend the speech that is used in a class, as…

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    Situation Analysis: Netflix is a global provider of streaming movies and TV series. It started as an American DVD-by-mail service in 1998, and began streaming in 2007. Netflix expanded with streaming in Canada in 2010 and now serves over 190 countries. Netflix’s first widely advertised original series was House of Cards, which debuted in 2013, and Netflix now produces hundreds of hours of original programming around the world. The company was established in 1997 and is headquartered in…

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    Case Study: Netflix Inc.

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    Netflix, Inc. is a provider of Internet television network. The company delivers TV shows and movies to its over than 65 million members directly on TVs, computers, and mobile devices through the Internet. Currently established in over 50 countries, the company operates in three segments that represent their major business activities: Domestic Streaming, International Streaming, and Domestic DVD. The Domestic and International streaming segments derive revenues from monthly membership fees for…

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    According to Ali C. Begen, Tankut Akgul, and Mark Baugher, the recent development in video streaming technologies provided many fans to watch the FIFA World Cup series on the web, as well as benefited watching high-definition video contents on their smartphones, PCs, and tablets (p. 54). The innovation of the Internet shaped a new era in the entertainment world. Now, we no longer need to rely on a cable TV connection. Online entertainment streaming adopted widely since it is more convenient than…

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    Twitch and the Gaming Revolution Twitch is a video streaming service that is growing fast. According to current estimates, Twitch uses approximately 1.35 percent of Internet data in the United States. The only companies that beat out Twitch in usage were Netflix, Google and Apple. (Tsukayama, 2014) Twitch allows consumers to preview game content via no-biased producers. Producers on Twitch are able to make money streaming content. Twitch is an excellent service that is used by a wide variety…

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    The emergence of modern media technologies has revolutionized the way humans conduct their daily lives. The evolution of media technology has and will continue to impact the information we consume, how we consume it and how that content is created. Being and individual born in the 90s, I have witnessed massive innovation take place on a global scale that has impacted the media technologies I use. As a toddler, much of the media entertainment I was exposed to was derived from clunky TV’s,…

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    I. Introduction: Definition: Distributed multimedia systems consist of multimedia databases, proxy and information servers, and clients, and are intended to for the distribution of multimedia content over the networks (Singh & Verma, 2011). DMS’s will change present life-styles, particularly the parts connected with human correspondences. Such frameworks will make an electronic world done which people have the capacity to shop, work, learn at home, entry on-line advanced libraries starting with…

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    Of all the forms of of interactive media, electronic media stands as the most dynamic, and far reaching. Presently, it stands as the most powerful tool in circulating information around the globe. It has changed how people see, and relate to one another, but has this been a positive change? It is a topic that has been debated for years, is electronic media harmful to society? It can be said electronic media has brought the world closer together, sharing information and ideas from all over the…

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