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Never Thought About Privacy Until We Went Public With It

With this week’s discussion being about privacy, it really had me thinking about what people know and don’t know about me. Am I someone who people can know a lot about me by looking at my Facebook page, or do I have my own private things I can choose to share without Facebook exposing it. [...]

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Online Privacy, Responsibility, and Etiquette.

The idea of privacy in an online sense is something that seems almost non-existent.  Even if you think something is private, it really isn’t.  You never know if you can trust your friends or the website and even if you take precautions, it’s always easy to find more info with just a few small details.  [...]

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Being smart about SNS privacy

Our LART 698 social media in higher education class, which has discussed privacy controls and preferences this past week, opens a bit of a philosophical question. There are two types of people on Facebook — those who control their privacy and those who do not. There appear to be two subsets of people who control [...]

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Online Privacy

The readings from this week focused on the online privacy reminded me the shocking story that was broadcasted on CNN a few weeks ago: Parents sue over Facebook photos of dead daughter. The story was about the parents of a murder victim suing a paramedic who took pictures of their daughter’s dead body at the [...]

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Media and Personality?

Does Media Really Affect Our Personalities? I think that the media has some affection on the internet individuals often put on an image in attempt to impress those around them.  These are shown through the types of profile pictures we have portrayal of our personality through the words that are typed in statuses etc.  This [...]

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A Survey on Distance Learning

In a study titled, Student Reactions to Online Course Delivery- a contrast between fulltime and part-time students, by Kenneth A. Grant, researchers took two groups of people and tested their reaction to internet delivered distance education. The first group was composed of distance education students (expected to be part time and more mature) and the [...]

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Social Media for Educational Purposes

Social media has become almost mandatory for students as we become more and more dependent upon technology.  I can remember back in high school where we were only allowed to have one online journal or website out of ten sources for a paper or the teacher would consider the sources invalid.  Now it seems online [...]

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Users More Engaged on Fridays

I thought this article from Mashable discussing two new research studies about social media users being more engaged on Thursdays and Fridays, was quite appropriate for our class and also because it’s Friday!  Some of the ideas as to why that is differ.  One theory is that there may be fewer tweets on Friday, so [...]

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Social Media: replacing or enhancing face-to-face?

We had a lot of good ideas and comments this week in our postings and I can’t help but see both sides to the discussion regarding shyness and if using Twitter or Facebook, or something similar is an ice-breaker and something positive for a person, or if it just enables the person to be an [...]

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Online Learning

The first time I really took an online course was my first semester in the MLA program.  Before that I had done my best to avoid them at all costs due to my desire to remain as anonymous on campus as possible, my anxiety over participating in class, and my concern over whether the flexibility [...]

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