The network society encompasses so many different aspects of modern day life. I thought it would be interesting to try and find an online resource that represents this vast concept, giving us a very broad insight into how our lives now revolve around technology. The Network Society Blog was a site set up by the company Ericsson who deal with software and infrastructure services and conduct research about the network society. Their website comprises of many different and interesting sections including the ‘Innovation’ page and ‘Network Society‘ page which can provide you with information about what the concept of the ‘network society’ is.
The blog itself covers everything from the affects of the network society on people, the economy and the environment. I found many interesting blog posts about apps, smart phones, virtual shopping, data sharing, sustainability and self driving cars. The blog looks at both the positive and negative impacts of the network society using examples from around the world, meaning we as an audience are provided with a full understanding. I thought this post was particularly interesting as it is so relatable for our generation: http://www.ericsson.com/thinkingahead/the-networked-society-blog/2015/11/14/our-children-are-the-test-generation-in-the-networked-society/#more-8464
The ideas and examples discussed in these blog posts could be starting points for the weekly presentations or blog posts.