The New Privacy Policy: Desensitization

In Preston Russett’s Contemporary Portrait of Information Privacy the concept of online desensitization is discussed. Personal information is out there to be viewed on the web. However as users we have become used to seeing it all the time. Think about Facebook, everyone sees everything. All of your information like what you like, who you’re…

Privacy: Not a Priority

In Contemporary Portrait of Information Privacy: Collective Communicative Consequences of Being Digital Preston C. Russett discusses internet users and how today privacy on the web is no longer really an option. Privacy on the web is also no longer a priority to users. Russett explores the concept that the web has made it possible that…

Parental Control

In his book Edited Clean Version Raiford Geins discusses the technologies used to enforce control culture and the changing role of censorship in relation to consumer’s lives. With the development of these new technologies computers and television create new obstacles and make it more difficult to control what people watch. Technology now gives power to…

YouTube: Advertising Profit

YouTube since its launch in 2005 has been recognized as the leading video sharing website. It allows users to upload personally made videos as well as allows users access to watch any video of their choosing. The site has become a sanctuary for those passionate about video making and those passionate about viewing content. YouTube…

Paticipatory Culture: Fandom in the Digital Age

The web has dramatically changed the way in which fan communities operate. The web has allowed for fans to express themselves among other fans. Fan sites allow fans from all around the world to interact, connect instantly, share knowledge, share opinions, discuss and spoil. The concept of fan hood in itself has evolved with the…

Recreating Yourself Online

Have you ever wanted to be a different person of in terms of gender, sex, race, religion, ethnicity or just something completely different from yourself or have you ever wanted to just be yourself? In today’s online world you have a choice: you can choose to be yourself or be different from yourself. Online profiles,…