The social; economic; educational; political and regulatory aspects of the new media; and their impact on society and users in general. Guides the student through the world of new media â€“ from earliest history to modern-day theories and applications. Explores large-scale issues such as e-government; cyber crime and Internet policy; although the focus remains on the impact of new media on the individual. Includes revision questions for each chapter. Aimed at senior undergraduate students as well as telecommunications policy researchers and ICT sector analysts.