ERIC Number: EJ264159
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1982
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Meaning Lag in the Information Society.
Klapp, Orrin E.
Journal of Communication, v32 n2 p56-66 Spr 1982
Discusses the meaning crisis in modern society in terms of information overload. Points out reasons for meaning lag: (1) slowness of meaning formation; (2) sparseness of social networks; (3) substitution of meaning of a lower quality as a compensation for lost meaning; and (4) information becoming noiselike. (PD)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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