IT304.3 - IT in the Global Economy AIT Department George...

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IT in the Global Economy AIT Department George Mason University Author: Dr Anne Marchant
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ICT, Globalization, and Social Issues Considered What implications do ICT and Globalization have for changing morality, identity, culture, politics and education? How does technology affect the evolution of social interactions? Will the lot of the poor be improved or worsened? In this class, consider these questions as you go through the slides, read the material indicated by hyperlinks, and then go to the Discussion tool on Blackboard to answer specific questions. (Answer at least 4 of the questions posted there.)
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New Forms of Social Interaction If you haven’t visited sites such as myspace.com or youtube.com, Facebook, and Twitter.com go there and browse. What are the benefits of such sites? What are the dangers or pitfalls? Read Gross and Acquisiti , Information Privacy and Revelation in Online Social Neworks . ACM Workshop on Privacy in the Electronic Society, Read R. Lichtenberg, 10 Ways Social Media Will Change in
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TOR Read about TOR. Does anonymity online protect privacy or does it allow people to commit cowardly or illegal acts without taking responsibility?
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Read and Consider David Weinberger, “Small Pieces Loosely Joined,” ch. 1.: http://www.smallpieces.com/content/chapter1.html Is Cyberspace a new world in which we will evolve? Will it change us fundamentally or are the changes only superficial? Are we changed by assuming anonymous identities in cyberspace or is the Internet merely a conduit through which we express ourselves?
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Social Evolution Castells writes “new generations are being socialized out of the traditional patriarchal family, and are being exposed from an early age to the need to cope with new settings, and
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