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Mid-Term Study Guide Gonzales – T101 Fall’2013 Below is a list of concepts you should focus on for the midterm. The instructor reserves the right to include exam questions not addressed on the study guide, especially from the readings and other resources (e.g. videos). media are ubiquitous---they are everywhere asynchronous- not happening at the same time…synchronous—most would be face to face…asynchronous most would be email…texting in the middle. synchronous—close to an immediate response while asynchronous means responses are not immediate. technologies have different synchronicity. Media Life Technomyopia--- people tend to overestimate the short-term impact of technology, while simultaneously underestimating the long-term impact. Defining Features of Media: The 3 A’s- Artifact -the device people use to participate in the media life (hardware & software) Activities - what you do with the technology (taking notes, texting) Arrangements - how people organize their lives with and around media What is a “Media Life”?- we live in media, we cannot get outside media, media can immediatize and immortalize. media are ubiquitous and cant be switched off. The Panopticon metaphor--- thought of constantly being watched changes behavior. Whatever you post on social media, people can see it. Search terms monitored. NYC every street has cameras. Always being watched. Cheap and Easy to monitor society. virtual prison The Truman Show metaphor--- You are the star of your own show. Because of social media, our lives are our own show because we are constantly being watched. People can know so much about you just through social media. More positive view of the Panopticon metaphor. Mobilizing with Media Know the “4 Lessons” from lecture— internet use is associated w/ demands for democracy worldwide. digital media provides unique opportunities for mobilizing social change. digital media corporations make decisions that influence major social, political, and cultural events. Assholes exploit the internet too. 3 key contributions of social media to collective action— organize—high levels of organizational structure…collective identity—the formation of collective identities… personalized content sharing across media networks *Which contribution is unique to digital media… personalized content sharing across media networks Cyber-Utopianism —the naïve belief in the emancipatory nature of online communication (frees from bondage, oppression, restraint) The Arab Spring How did Egyptians feel about the label “The Facebook Revolution”?— did not like it for 2 reasons…put the technology at the point (Facebook) not the people. did not recognize the role of the person. And, Facebook is an American brand, so made Americans feel they has a hand in it.
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  • Spring '14
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