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Information Cycles


A news event (like the protest against the WTO summit in Seattle in 1999) makes visible the production of information related to it. But that information is part of a continuum that actually begins before the event takes place, is sometimes visible to the public and sometimes not, and may never end, just slow down over time.

Play the movie below to see a general information cycle timeline for current events.


The Flow of Information (opens in new window)
This tutorial shows how information cycles work in the different scholarly disciplines.

Text only version of movie (opens in new window)