GIVE THREE DEFINITION OF INFORMATION SOCIETY
The term “Information Society” also known as InSoc seems to have originated in Japan in the 1960s, although its history is usually traced to the concept “post industrial” society, first proposed by the sociologist Daniel Bell (1973).
Information, according to the Cambridge International Dictionary of English, ‘is the knowledge about something especially facts and news. Information is also facts told or discovered. ‘
Society is an ordered community; a particular system of ordering the community.
Therefore, the three (3) definitions of Information Society are as follows
(1) Melody (1990), describes Information Society simply as those that have “become dependent upon complex electronic information networks and which allocate a major portion of their resources to information and communication activities.”
McQuail’s Mass Communication Theory (5th Edition)
Author: Denis McQuail
Publishers SAGE Publications
(2) ‘Information Society is a term for a society in which the creation, distribution and manipulation of information has become the most significant economic and cultural activity.’
(3) Information Society refers to a situation where information and communication technologies are integrated in industrial production and information dissemination in all fields.
Technology instigates a new approach to the production, distribution and consumption of information. Information Society refers to a situation where information becomes a source of income generation: where employment is found mostly in the information sector.
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In conclusion, Information Society is a society where communication and information technologies influence the everyday lives of most of its members.
DESMOND NII LAMPTEY