oa South African Journal of Information Management - Deconstructing the Web ? a curriculum for media students

Volume 2 Number 2
  • ISSN : 2078-1865
  • E-ISSN: 1560-683X



In many ways Internet sites are divided along similar lines as the 'real world', covering areas such as news, entertainment, retail, medical, information, politics, and so on. The virtual world is attending to the needs of the same society, with its mindset and needs trained by physical reality and historical context. However, in as many ways the Internet and the Web are organized differently, with many new categories of virtual organizations and different approaches to old and new issues and needs. Conventional distinctions, barriers and limitations are continually blurring, shifting or being shattered by a dramatic change in the relationship between society and technology.

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