Tag Archives: Privacy

Facebook readings

29 Jan

Please read the following linked articles, relating to Facebook privacy and social effects.

All about Timeline (video)

Facebook Timeline Looms: What You Need To Know

How Social Media Can Hurt Your Job Search

5 Facebook Privacy Tips

Facebook Forces Timeline: How to Hide Your Past

Research Paper Info

27 Sep

In this project, you will be writing a traditional 5-6 page research-based critical paper on one of the following topics. See rubric below for grading specifics. MLA style; post to MyCourses by Friday 10/22 at midnight.

Topics:

Privacy Issues in Social Media

In this topic, research and write about privacy issues related to social media sites, such as Facebook, FourSquare, Twitter, etc. Define what these privacy issues are, the consequences of being too private/not private enough, research what controls users have over their information, and write about the effects of too much information on the internet (based on your research and critical thought).

If Facebook is the new MySpace, what’s the next big thing? Trends in Social Media

This paper will be a survey of social media technology, beginning with Usenet groups, and including current & new social media sites (SMS). Describe why some SMS are successful, and critically think about why some aren’t. What draws people to SMS? Where do we go from here?

Social Media & Cyberbullying

The 2006 case of Megan Meier, who committed suicide over bullying on MySpace raises a new ethical issue with SMS. Research and define past cyber bullying cases, and what SMS are doing to prevent and/or control bullying. Critically express your own thoughts on cyber bullying – its effect on tweens/teens; perhaps conduct interviews in a local school to get a handle on cyber bullying in the region.

Using Social Media to Market to Millennials

“Millennial” is used to describe the generation born between 1982 – 2002; referring to the generation of young Americans to be raised with (massively) mass media and internet/computing/ telecommunications technology. Often called the Wired Generation, Millennials also represent a coveted demographic in advertising and marketing. Research and define what makes a millennial, what are their major characteristics, and describe what companies are doing to attract them. Critically think about what it means to be defined as a Millennial. Is it accurate?

Social Media & Copyright Issues

What is the difference between copyright infringement and fair use? Define what these two terms mean, and apply it in describing the distribution and use of copyrighted material on the web (specifically, on SMS). Conversely, what is your personal copyright protection for videos/images/other intellectual property you make available via SMS like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr, etc? Is method of distribution a major factor in copyright infringement? Critically think about and discuss the role of copyright protection as it applies to your work as a student; and your own intellectual property on the internet.

Twitter vs. Facebook: Compare, contrast, and who wins?

Twitter and Facebook share a lot in common, however these two SMS are very different, and attract different demographics and segments of the population. Define and describe what they share, and what makes them different from one another. Think critically, and give examples of situations where one may be more appropriate than the other.

Rubric:

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Facebook readings

3 Sep

Please read the following linked articles, relating to Facebook privacy and social effects.

Facebook Divorce

Digital Dirt can Haunt Your Job Search

Can Your Facebook Page Affect Your Job Search?

Facebook Places Privacy Issues

5 Facebook Privacy Tips