week 4 assignment - 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 different types of social media today. You have blogs, social networking sites, and even sites that you let you share your photos and videos. They let you connect with other people whether they are friends, family, coworkers, or you can meet new people. People also use social media to promote their businesses, services, or products that they are trying to sell. Blogs are online journals where the author can write about whatever interests him or her. You can use photobucket to view people’s pictures and share pictures. You can use youtube to view videos and share videos. 2. What are the greatest benefits of social media for individuals and society? The ability to connect people is the greatest benefit of social media. Because of social media, people are able to voice their opinions and view other people’s opinions on everything from celebrity news to presidential elections. You can now communicate with people all over the world because of the different social networking sites. Social media played a major role in political protests such as the protest in 2009 in Iran. Many voters felt that the Iran election results were faulty or rigged, so they protested on networking sites such as twitter and facebook. You can even see the news on social networking sites. 3. What are the greatest problems of social media for individuals and society? The biggest problems of social media are unethical data-gathering methods, online fraud, and government surveillance. The biggest thing with the social networking sites is that you have to watch out for hackers and imposters. It is like when facebook had a hacker that successfully uploaded one hundred million members’ profiles. This caused privacy advocates to criticize the site because of security breach. Another thing is that people can see what their employees are doing on the social networking sites. Someone can do or say something their employer does not like, like on facebook, and they can get fired for it. 4.
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This note was uploaded on 02/28/2011 for the course SCI 162 taught by Professor Ebonywardlaw during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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