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Coming together: Thedatingchannel.com and the future of television

Palmer, G 2006, 'Coming together: Thedatingchannel.com and the future of television' , Journal of Media Practice, 7 (2) , pp. 109-121.

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Abstract

I begin with a very brief discussion of how the meaning of interactive television has developed over the past 20 years. I then consider the ways in which communities have usually been represented in television utilising old models of interactivity through forms such as access television Following this, I focus specifically on the dating channel (DC) as a platform for portraits of the self, and the community. I conclude by considering the wider implications of adopting DC as a model for other users. My over-arching aim is to help develop the relatively unexplored connections between convergence, interactivity and the community, connections which we need to explore to help fashion a media which engages citizens in a democratic and responsible way rather than surrendering interactivity to commercial forces and the hesitant gestures of public service broadcasters.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Subjects / Themes > T Technology > T Technology (General)
Subjects / Themes > G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure
Subjects / Themes > B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Arts & Social Sciences > School of Arts & Media > Communication, Cultural & Media Studies Research Centre
Colleges and Schools > College of Arts & Social Sciences
Colleges and Schools > College of Arts & Social Sciences > School of Arts & Media
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Media Practice
Publisher: Intellect Ltd
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 14682753
Depositing User: H Kenna
Date Deposited: 03 Feb 2009 16:54
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 16:54
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/1489

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