The BBC's Clare Arthurs looks at some of the words and phrases often used in the news and their meanings in various contexts.
This week: information society
Clare Arthurs on: Information society
Other expressions with 'information'
- information technology (IT)
the study of and use of computers and related systems for storing and using electronic information
Young people say computer use is one of their favourite activities "School use of information technology can be very scheduled - it's often structured around particular lessons, " he says ... (BBC News)
- the information superhighway
the internet and connected computer networks
A multi-million pound technology initiative places rural Wales firmly in the fast lane of the information superhighway ... (BBC News)
- information overload
a situation when you get so much information you are not able to think about it all clearly and it makes you tired and or confused
Phew, information overload. There's so much information about allergies it can all be a bit overwhelming. (BBC Switch)
a style of television programme which is a combination of information and entertainment
Strange that the Royal Family would not want folks to see this remarkable piece of infotainment ... (BBC News)
A challenge for you
Some people are worried these days that the information society makes it more difficult for us to protect our privacy.
Do you think that your data is safe online or are you concerned about this too? Send us your short 'news story' on this topic and don't forget to use the phrase 'information society'.
We'll publish our favourites on this page.
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