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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 that exist today. Social media are media for social interaction , using highly accessible and scalable publishing techniques. Social media use web-based technologies to transform and broadcast media monologues into social media dialogues . The different forms of social media are instant messaging or IM, which enables users to send and receive real-time computer messages, such as ( AOL Instant Messenger, Yahoo Messenger, IChat ). Blogs are sites that contain articles in chronological, journal-like form, often with reader comments and links to other sites , such as ( Blogger, Wordpress ). Micro Blogging ( Twitter, Google buzz). Wiki web sites enable anyone to edit and contribute to them, such as ( WikiTravel, WikiMapia, Wikipedia ). Social network is the use of a website to connect with people who share personal or professional interests, place of origin, education at a particular school, etc, such as ( Facebook, Myspace, Orkut, Friendster ). Video Sharing refers to websites or software where users can distribute their video clips, such as ( Youtube, Hulu ). Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games or MMORPG is the virtual world of online role-playing games, such as ( World of Warcraft, Second life, Clun Penguin ). 2. What are the greatest benefits of social media for individuals and society? I think the greatest benefits of social media for individuals and society is being able to connect and communicate with people anywhere in the world on the internet. Also social media helps individuals stay in touch with friends and family, allow individuals to watch video clips, even upload videos on the internet. Social media relates to the community living of a free society, a global village concept of communication, information, as well as entertainments. It means a blending of arts and cultures, like an ubiquitous 'melting pot' of American memes. It is the media of social interaction in a modernist sense. [A meme is a unit of cultural ideas, symbols or practices, which can be transmitted from one mind to another through writing, speech, gestures. The term Internet meme is used to describe a concept that spreads swiftly via the Internet.] 3. What are the greatest problems of social media for individuals and society? The greatest problems of social media for individuals are unacceptably commercial and sensationalistic. Too many talk shows exploit personal problems for commercial gain, reality shows often glamorize outlandish behavior and sometimes dangerous stunts, and television research has once again documented a connection between aggression in children and violent entertainment programs. Children, who watch nearly forty thousand TV commercials each year, are particularly vulnerable to marketers selling junk food, toys, and “cool” clothing. Even the
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