Lecture 8: Exploiting Social Media

ENGL 295 lecture 8ENGL 295 lecture 8.2

  • Sociable Media: “all of this information is compiled into a machine -learning-massed profile of you, along with device information and other detail, to create a dossier that silver push parent company silver edge tells its advertising clients both ‘immediate and accurate” (blue)
  • Output: “further, when a company combines the information from the different devices, an extremely detailed picture emerges (CDT)


Putting Terms into Practice:


Ideologies of Sharing:

  • Utopian:
    • “honest and open (computer-mediated) communication between individuals; the promise of knowledge of the self and of the other based on the verbalization of out inner thought and feeling”
    • Enhanced equality “the premise of an end to alienation, exploitation, self-centered greed”
  • Dystopian:
    • Exact opposite of the utopian view
    • Digital content creation allows for unprecedented means of explosion and alienation
    • Increasing media consumption will lead to subversive media literacies, allowing for great control and explosion

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s