COM 107, Week 4 Notes
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Chapter 2: The Internet, Digital Media, and Media Convergence Social Media and Democracy Tools for democracy and for undermining repressive regimes o Arab Spring protests o Occupy Wall Street movement o Increasing mass communication and exposure to the outside world in China Lots of these things started online User Links Through Telephone Cables and Wires Internet service providers Ownership and Control of the Internet Connected three issues o Security of personal and private information o Appropriateness of online materials o Accessibility and openness of the internet Who’s really controlling the internet? o Google, Facebook, Microsoft, etc. Targeted Advertising and Data Mining Advertising is part of social networking sites, email, and IM Modern marketing relies on data mining o E-commerce o Cookies o Spyware o Opt-in and opt-out policies Security: The Challenge to Keep Personal Information Private Whenever you use the internet you give away personal information o Government surveillance of online activity allowed by the PATRIOT Act o Identity theft results in about $3.4 billion each year in the United States Digital Divide Growing contract between “information haves” and “information have-nots” Smart phones help narrow the gap Still a big gap between the U.S. and the rest of the world Net Neutrality” Maintaining an Open Internet Every website and user has the right to the same internet network speed and access Major telephone and cable companies want to offer faster connections and priority in those willing to pay higher rates o Lack of privacy, too much governmental control