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De vierde mediarevolutie

Het is alweer een lange tijd geleden dat ik voor het eerst met de tram naar school ging. Ik denk dat dit ongeveer 6 jaar geleden is geweest. Voordat ik met de tram naar school ging nam ik altijd de fiets of werd ik wel eens gebracht door mijn vader of moeder. Maar de tijden veranderen en ik maak nu al geruime tijd gebruik van een studenten ov-chipkaart waarmee je als student doordeweeks gratis kunt reizen met het openbaar vervoer. Sinds ik met de tram ben gaan reizen heb ik mij altijd vastgehouden aan het ritueel om mezelf te vermaken tijdens de rit heen en terug. Dit ritueel bestaat uit een muziekje luisteren, uit het raam kijken naar het voorbijrazende landschap en natuurlijk naar de vele aantrekkelijke vrouwen. Hetzelfde gold voor mijn medereizigers of ze lazen een krantje of boek. Maar sinds een jaar of twee is dit beeld erg veranderd. Mensen kijken niet meer zoveel uit het raam of hebben niet meer zo vaak een krant in hun hand, want telefoon met internet, oftewel de smartphone, is een grote rol gaan spelen in het leven van deze forensen. Wij zijn dus in de afgelopen jaren steeds vrijer en onafhankelijker geworden. Persoonlijke vrijheid is belangrijker geworden voor het individu. Mensen leven steeds meer onverstoorbaar langs elkaar heen[1]. De klassieke massacommunicatie maakt plaats voor interpersoonlijke communicatie.

Je zou de smartphone een ware revolutie kunnen noemen, want volgens Kees van Wijk kan je al een revolutie spreken als het straatbeeld en de gedachtegang van mensen ook verandert. Tot nu toe hebben er al drie revoluties plaatsgevonden. Namelijk het fonetisch schrift, de boekdrukkunst en de elektronische media. De jaren die verstrijken tussen deze revoluties worden steeds minder. De uitvinding van elektronische media is nog niet zo lang geleden, maar Van Wijk zegt ook dat de ruimtes tussen mediarevoluties in de…...

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