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Cyber feminism

The application to and promotion of feminism online.

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Design patent

Patents that are granted when someone has invented a new and original design for a manufactured product.

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Digital Divide

The uneven access to technology around race, class, and geographic lines.

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E-readiness

The ability to sort through, interpret, and process digital knowledge.

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Evolutionary Model of Technological Change

A breakthrough in one form of technology that leads to a number of variations, from which a prototype emerges, followed by a period of slight adjustments to the technology, interrupted by a breakthrough.

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Gate keeping

The sorting process by which thousands of possible messages are shaped into a mass media appropriate form and reduced to a manageable amount.

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Knowledge Gap

The gap in information that builds as groups grow without access to technology.

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Media

All print, digital, and electronic means of communication.

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Media Consolidation

A process by which fewer owners control the majority of media outlets.

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Media Globalization

The worldwide integration of media through the cross-cultural exchange of ideas.

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Neo-Luddites

Those who see technology as a symbol of the coldness of modern life.

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Net neutrality

The principle that all Internet data should be treated equally by internet service providers.

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New Media

All interactive forms of information exchange.

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Oligopoly

A situation in which a few firms dominate a marketplace.

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Panoptic surveillance

A form of constant monitoring in which the observation posts are decentralized and the observed is never communicated with directly.

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Planned Obsolescence

The act of a technology company planning for a product to be obsolete or unable from the time it’s created.

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Plant patents

Parents that recognize the discovery of new plant types that can be asexually reproduced.

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Technological Diffusion

The spread of technology across borders

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Technological globalization

The cross-cultural development and exchange of technology

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Technology

The application of science to solve problems in daily life.

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Technophiles

Those who see technology as symbolizing the potential for a brighter future

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Utility patents

Patents that are granted for the invention or discovery of any new and useful process, product, or machine