hum176r2_appendix_a

hum176r2_appendix_a - Axia College Material Appendix A...

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Axia College Material Appendix A Midterm Exam Answer each question below. Answers should be approximately 100 words per question. 1. What are the different forms of social media that exist today? Provide examples of different social media and their primary purposes. There are many forms of social media such as blogging, social network, and video sharing. Blogging is used to provide commentary on personally opinions, news on a particular subject, and can also be used for personally use such as a diary or journal. Blogs are often updated on a daily basis, so that the readers will keep coming back. Social media such as Facebook and Myspace allow users to create a profile, upload pictures, and post messages to connect with old or current friends and family members. The largest video sharing site would be YouTube. YouTube allows people to post videos of them, promoting a band, and watching popular music videos. Another video sharing site would be Hulu. Hulu offers streaming videos of TV shows and movies from NBC, Fox, ABC, and many others. 2. What are the greatest benefits of social media for individuals and society? The greatest benefits of social media would be that we are able to connect faster. Before social media it would take hours to get messages from friends, colleagues, or family by email. Now we can connect, see, and even instant message everyone within seconds. Another benefit is that businesses can post their business and ads on social media such as Facebook, Myspace, and YouTube. This allows them to not have to pay anything for people to see their business. Also being that more and more people are starting to use social media on a daily basis, this is a better way for businesses to commercialize their business because there are so many people on there. 3. What are the greatest problems of social media for individuals and society? I believe the greatest problem for both individuals and society would be the lack of privacy when using any type of social media. Social media is trying to make things more private, but at the same time someone could just hack onto one’s account. Being that there is privacy issues any and everyone knows one’s business. This also goes into the fact of having the privacy of doing what you want. For example: A teacher was fired after posting pictures of her summer vacation because she had alcohol in her hand. The had her Facebook page was set to high privacy so that only her friend she accepted and her family could see, but somehow a student’s parent say the photo and email the school board. What that teacher did outside of her job is her business not anyone else. 4.
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