Monday, October 5, 2009


  • Information society is a term widely used to describe contemporary society in terms of what is thought to be its most central driving force or source of productive power namely information of all kinds.

Source: Denis McQuail, MASS COMMUNICATION THEORY,5th edition.

  • Bell Peter Otto and Philipp Sonntag(1985) say that an information society is a society where the majority of employees work in information jobs, that is they have to deal more with information, signals, symbols, and images than with energy and matter.

  • Information Society is a society characterised by a high level of information intensity in the everyday life of most citizens, in most organisations and workplaces; by the use of common or compatible technology for a wide range of personal, social, educational and business activities, and by the ability to transmit, receive and exchange digital data rapidly between places irrespective of distance.

Source: IBM Community Development Foundation in a 1997 report, "The Net Result - Report of the National Working Party for Social Inclusion."

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