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Digital Opportunities

Every day, the Internet becomes more important for society. The Internet revolution is fundamentally and significantly changing politics, education, and the nature of human interactions. This section explores the challenges and potential in areas.

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Civic Engagement

To what extent have political issues and movements been shifted online, and how are they organized on the Internet?

Online Politicking

Over the past several years, the number of people seeking information about politics via the Internet has gone up significantly. Almost all politicians now accept donations via their websites, which have become increasingly central and vital to politicians' public images, in a similar way to how MySpace artist profiles have become the official fan websites of many bands. Politicians provide crucial information about their platforms and updates for their campaigns online, which is widely accessible by many. Especially for the 2008 presidential elections, candidates are developing Web 2.0 websites with highly interactive features and allow individuals to interact with others as well as the campaign.

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Digital Society

What are the societal, social, and personal ramifications in a world of increasingly digital interactions and communications?

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See Also

Digital Creativity

You are the star of the digital revolution.

According to Time Magazine, who named "You" the 2006 Person of the Year, this honor has been bestowed for "seizing the reins of the global media, for founding and framing the new digital democracy, and for working for nothing and beating the pros at their own game."[1] We have transformed the World Wide Web into an inherently social and collaborative world, heralding the Web 2.0 evolution and empowering the individual end-user to take on a role of participatory creativity. This transition from "passive" users to users who actively produce online content has demonstrated the rise in power of both individuals and communities.

Digital Education

Technology has always been an important factor for education, but the rapid development of Internet and digital technology over the past decade is changing more than just the equipment used in the classroom: kids' learning styles and school behavior are constantly being shaped by the growing presence of the Internet. This section examines digital education and the need for digital literacy while also looking at the pros/cons and problems/solutions of digital education.