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online entertainment

millions of channels, billions of actors

FROM STONE TABLETS to the Gutenberg printing press, from radio to television, every new communication technology created by humanity has led to dramatic social and cultural upheaval, transforming governments, altering expectations and cultural norms, and shifting power from one segment of the population to another. Interestingly, each of these major shifts has arrived in ever-shortening cycles, and their impacts on society have increased in both speed of adoption and rate of change in global culture.

With the adoption of the Internet, digital communication and digital entertainment have rocketed across the world, dramatically changing how the world’s population communicates and entertains ...

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