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Name of the project: Network tower in soweto
Description of the project
The Network tower was built in Soweto to ensure that the people of Soweto are able to communicate efficiently using cellphones and the internet. The tower improves the quality of the internet by making it faster and improves the cellphone networking by ensuring that a call can be made wherever in Soweto.
Why this is a development project
The network tower is a development project because improves the quality of communication by making it faster, mordern and more efficient. Because of the network tower people are able to access the internet with their cellphones.The network tower leads to cheaper social networking for both personal and business use. While personal use is rather simple for anyone, the business functions are underestimated by many. In a social networking site, you can scout out potential customers and target markets with just a few clicks and keystrokes, adding a boost to your usual advertisements and promotional strategies; it lets the company learn about the customers likes and dislikes regarding the product or service the company supplies. If you want to improve your business, then this is the way to go, whether it is part of your budget or not. They are varieties in selecting the best internet product to improve your business thus ensuring the most suitable internet product for your budget. The network tower also enables people to communicate in a more efficient manner; it helps to connect people so that distance between people can no longer be a problem. It offers great opportunities for everyone who will be using technology; one can find a job, get an education and fall in love through the internet. It connects people who have been seperated due to Apartheid.
Which Theory underpins this project?
The modernization theory underpins this theory because the existance of network leads to better technoloy thus a modernised world. With technology comes new gadgets which are modern. Also keeping up with all the new modernised technology that people use today. It also helps with the globalization thats going on around us cause we all affect in one way or the other. With the modernization theory it plays a big role in the human communication and the media that is used to do this. And this tower plays a great role in bring medenization to our country, one must bear in mind that modernization bring economic stbility to a certain state, on this case me and my group saw this theory as a modernization because the tower brings interactin and it boost our economy.
How does this project impact on children and youth?
This device enables young people to communicate and get intouch with friends and allows them the oppertunity to meet with new people, thus increasing their social sphere. Children are given the oppertunity to interact beyond their communities (throughout the country and abroad), allowing them the chance to maintain friendships which may have previously been difficult or expensive to connect with. From an academic perspective, these children are able to access advanced information, allowing them to aqcuire potentially outstanding results, instead of struggling at libraries which very seldom have the material they need. The network towers serve as a means of convenience for those with cellphones that have internet access, but no computers, because now it is no longer neccessary to wait in long lines at expensive internet cafe's that normally take ages to reach. Making use of social networking sites allow individuals to expand their connections, giving potential leverage (given that the coonections are utilised correctly). All of this made easy and possible through network towers. These connections are definitely valuable in the long run and for future generations to come, as it could positively influence the countries GDP aswell as increase one's financial state. Naturally, where there are advantages, there exists potential for disadvantages. Children and youth are at risk of becoming addicted to chat sites, making them lose productive time, thus lacking focus on their school work. Children no longer know how to communicate with their fellow peers face to face, and also dont know how to communicate with their elders. They no longer have time to spend outside and be children and enjoy their childhood. Others mature before their time, this being a result of exposure of the social media and existing networks. One must acknowledge that this project develop children becuase it helps them to know about technology on an early age. As suggested by the theorist Paolo Freire, children are vulnerable and need to be protected. Network towers offer communication and modernise education for children. Children are no longer bound to listenining to educators. They may use the internet to do project and subject research required for school. Technology creates potential harm to children with regards to being exploited to pornography through the internet. Laws and mandates have been initiated by the state such as the mandates developed by the Broadcasting Complaints Commission of South Africa (BCCSA) to protect children.Telecommunication, internet, cellphone and broadcasting companies need to work hand in hand with the BCCSA and Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) to maintain the dignity, protection and education amongst children. Lastly, this network project holds great prospects in the sense that children can now develop their minds beyond what thay learn at schools. Business has now become easier for the youth, because people now are able to acces the internet and apply for international jobs, telephones and the power of email allows people to make business deals with very successful people. Gone are the days that we now have to think small, this creates a positive platform for the the future of our country's GDP (indicating an increase).
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|200803224||Help me understand||0||Mar 28 2011, 12:20 PM EDT by 200803224|
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The people who were the one's that developed the above mentioned work. Please help understand whats going on and how you guys came about the information given there?? Can some one please fill me in about whats going on.
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based on a compex investigation of the group image and suggested text, I've come to the conclusion that our prospective group theme should notate the concept of "communication network!s"
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