Media Consumption and the Future of Public Connection

A 30-month research project under the ESRC and AHRB Cultures of Consumption programme, based in the Department of Media and Communications at the London School of Economics and Political Science.


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The final report for the project was launched on 20 March 2006 at an enduser seminar at the London School of Economics. Now available for download:

Other documents from the project now available:

For a full list of papers and presentations by the project team, click here.

The project officially ends 31 March 2006, with results to be published throughout the year.

From this case study, our results indicated that the Internet has changed how we live our life. From the way we read news to the way we shop online. Everything is just a click away. Electronics and kitchen appliances are commonly purchased on the Internet. In fact, a lot of people now even purchase groceries online because of major companies providing the service. Normally, before purchasing a new device, people tend to read lots of buying guides. For example if you want to buy the best food processor, it would be worth reading plenty of food processor reviews beforehand. This shows the power of technology in the world today.