Presented in Indonesia International Communication Conferece 2010, November 22-23
Communication Technology Development and the New Media
Communication always has a connection to the development of technology. Invention of the new kinds of communication technology, hardware or software, in the end will has impact to the way we communicate. The new way we communicate defined by this kind of communication technology. The public communication finally will be highly influenced by how the communication technology itself developing.
Innovation of technology at first came from human needs for any tools to help them to do something. McQuail (2000) said innovation always come and adapted from human needs for social change in the society. Any change within the society will be influencing the technology and further more in the way how communication technology adapted that change.
Indonesian society is also facing the same condition. If we can say this society gradually becoming an information society, as the consequence is any form of the communication technology development will impact the Indonesian social and political life.
If we discuss computer as one of communication technology then we cannot avoid talk about internet or new media. New media cannot be simplified into technological application for transmitting message or connected people into communication. The term of the Web 2.0 the internet becoming a phenomenon in order to shape the way of social relationship among the people who communicate using the new media. Continue reading “Public Sphere and the New Media (How Democratization and Political Communication in the Internet Shape the Indonesian Society)”