COMM 140 Final Paper new tech and surveillance Question

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Part 2.3) How are new media genres and new communication technologies changing the ways we keep track of one another? How are they affecting official and “casual” forms of surveillance? How do we consent to and participate in both types of surveillance? How are new technologies affecting our rights and our attitudes towards rights? New media genres and communication technologies are changing the way we keep track of one another by giving individuals the means to constantly disclose information to others, and granting individuals and institutions the ability to view other peoples’ information and follow their activities. Through social networking sites such as facebook and myspace, individuals are able to keep track of anyone they are “friends” with through access to their “friend’s” provided personal information. Likewise, microblogs, such as facebook profile updates and Twitter give individuals constant updates of what their “friends” are doing. Programs such as AIM and Skype allow users to keep in touch with anyone in the world who shares the program, and the combination of video-cameras and the internet has created the ability for virtually anyone to
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