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Media Convergence Worksheet
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What is meant by the term media convergence with regard to technology, and how has it affected everyday life?
Convergence is the process where several media channels come together to exists and operate in synergy or rather in harmony. A convergence is basically seen in every person's cell phone, glance down at your palm and there sits a device that can click a photograph, edit and modify the same and also send it like mail. Media convergence is something that impacts us in our everyday life, and has become the way of life that society adapts and changes to accordingly. Fact is, convergence of media is so intertwined in our lives that we cannot function in today’s world without encountering it each day. First we started only with written letter, then we proceeded typing that letter on a typewriter, follow that up with the ability to Fax and email. A personal example of how media convergence has helped me recently; I have been working on refinancing my home. In the past all of the documents and correspondence would have been by mail. In this time sensitive process I could miss a dead line or correct an error at the expense of several days wait time. With the convergences of a scanner, internet, and e-mail I was able to fill out, sign, and send all of the paperwork in only one afternoon. Any mistakes I made were easy to correct and send forward in a matter of minutes. In the past those mistakes may have cost me my refinancing. Another area that is greatly affected for all of us is how we bank today. I rarely need to go into a branch to handle my finances. Many banks can make a deposit from into your account with just a picture of the check. I can access, transfer, and manage my accounts and bills all from my computer at home.
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