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Well if you type in "Map of Internet" you will find a lot of interesting models.
There are even some threads here about some really impressive ones if you dig around a little, they were pretty popular at the time.
(I don't know if any combine all networks like Phone-TV-Net-etc).
You said you have/or were creating something like this? Care to explain?
They are always fun to look into so if you do make one please share here.
edit on 4-2-2014 by muzzleflash because: (no reason given)
Why do you assume Op, that you are the only one?
What meaning do you attribute to "communications" studies?
I have devoted significant portions of my time to study no only communication, but meaning and semiotic discrepancies, in several contexts, which inevitably lead to the study of more "far out" or "above average" semantics and possibilities, we give meaning with our whole being, not just our ears, brains or socio cultural boundaries.
And as has been stated, we choose to be dumbed down, we chose some institutions to filter out and drop feed our consciousness, most don't want to be bothered with nothing but their own insignificance, happy mindless consumers in every sense of the word.
The contraction of wording prevalent in mass social media, cell phones and the like, is an excellent indicator of the current state of western culture, we are half humans barely stumbling along, wondering why we have the problems we do, when coherent solutions seem so improbable.
we once taught that the more words one knew, one could more accurately describe the amazing phenomena of everyday existence, but it seems to me, that we no longer care for things like those, word usage has declined severely, knowledge and intelligence have been systematically stigmatized in our cultures as something undesirable, conformity and stupidity the norm by which all else is judged.
But the answer is simple, the zombified sleeper is unable to acknowledge change, for better or worse, and thus, is unable to react accordingly, it really is a wonderful tactic to curb dissidence and social upheaval, in all of history, governments have tried to implement similar tactics to control and pacify, but never has humanity been subject to such levels of stupefying attrition as we are now, the new communication tools we now posses, have distanced us apart in so many ways, that the day will come when we no longer recognize ourselves for our humanity.
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You spent twelve years on communications, yet I find it hard to understand what you're on about...
...I'd ask for my money back, if I was you!
It's not that I don't care, it's more to do with your misplaced attitude of superiority.
Taking it further, what's a Snoita lever?
Yeah, I can play word games too and make sure no one understands me, and then the mental pedestal I've built for myself can only be viewed by me.
Some people are too tied up just trying to survive to put energy into communications. you're obviously in a privileged position, and yet abuse that privilege by not communicating very clearly.
For shame.edit on 4-2-2014 by aorAki because: (no reason given)