Midterm Exam (Appendix A) - Axia College Material Appendix...

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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 different forms of social media that exist today. YouTube allows you to watch, comment, rate and embed videos on social networks like Myspace. Social networking communities like Myspace and Facebook that allow you to chat, create a feed of your updates, send mail, and search your contacts profiles. Social news is another form of social media, you can submit news articles and people vote on them. Social Photo sharing sites like Photobucket and Flikkr allow you to upload your photos and share them on the public site. You can tag your photos and give descriptive information on the photo of choice. 2. What are the greatest benefits of social media for individuals and society? There is a large amount of benefits when it comes to social media for individuals and society. As an individual, the benefits I receive from using social media vary. Social networking provides communication with friends and family who may live in another state, or a quick “Hello” just to let a close friend know you are thinking of them. Social photo sharing benefits people who may be to busy to go to a photo center to develop their film. They can easily upload their photos and inform their family members of the photo sharing site such as Photobucket. This also saves money on stamps, processing fees from the photo center, and the hassle of mailing out photos. For society, social media is expanding from general interest to more specific interest. These sites also allow individuals dealing with the same problems to offer peer support and discussions. 3. What are the greatest problems of social media for individuals and society? The greatest problems that have occurred for individuals and society is the factor of safety. Social networking sites have no way to determine if the person says they are who they are. Teenagers may put out too much personal information with out parental advisory causing them to be subjected to sexual predators. Also, you are at risk for financial fraud, because someone could gain your banking and personal information by hacking your account. Social networking can also create cyber bullying that can create drama, and threatening online users. Another downfall to social media and social networking sites is how much time a person spends on the computer. I had fallen victim to social media, but I have limited myself with the time I spend on these sites. 4. How have modern social media sites affected commerce? Include positive and negative examples in your answer. HUM/176
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