Internet and Social Networking

Cyber Bullying - The Clique of Friends Known as The Mean Girls

One type of cyber bullying is referred to as “Mean Girls” this may be a clique of friends (not necessary all girls) who decide it would be fun to publicly humiliate another person. There are several ways in which this humiliation occurs.

An embarrassing photo or video gets posted to a blog, Facebook page, or Youtube.

One member posts a negative IM (Instant Message) to all their friends who, in turn, post to all of their friends and so on.

A comment is made in a chat room or forum and then continues to feed by other members of the clique.

A Review of Kelli Shiraldi’s Cyber Bullying: A Research Article Analysis

A Review of Kelli Shiraldi’s Cyber Bullying: A Research Article Analysis

It can be argued with a reasonable degree of certainty that the problems surrounding the birth of issue of cyber-bullying discussed in this Kelli Shirladi’s journal report brings attention to the problem in a manner that educates its readers. The problem addressed within the report proves instrumental in underscoring one’s own understanding of the seriousness of this issue. The author explores solutions clearly aimed at a combined effort to bring it under control. Arguably, most responsible citizens understand the role values play in decisions we make that impact ours and other people lives.

Is the Internet a Good or Bad Thing?

Is the Internet a Good or Bad Thing?

Is the internet good or bad? It is basically a good thing, it has many wonders, and is full of information foranyone who knows how to use a computer, but there is also a dark side to the internet - one filled with financial pitfalls, unnecessary censorship, and government intrusion I am going to try to explain some of these dangers so that you may have a better understanding of what risks may await you around the corner when you are surfing the net. The topics that I will be discussing are as follows shopping on the internet, censoring the press and bloggers, and finally how you get the information you use from the internet.

Internet in Our Lives: A New Time

Internet in Our Lives: A New Time
I. Introduction

A. Time passed and things have changed. Nowadays people get in touch with other people by using Internet instead of writing letters, what they used to do in the past. Internet is inserted in our lives and it ‘was born’ to supply our necessity of communication and information. People use it in order to get in touch with their relatives, their friends as well as their teachers.

B. Internet can have its pros and cons. If people need to know more about something they can use Internet to do that (making a research through alternatives sources, such as Google, for example). When people need to talk to someone, they can do that by sending an e-mail. It is a very useful tool communication.

Fact or Fiction: The Reliability of Wikipedia

Fact or Fiction: The Reliability of Wikipedia

Wikipedia is a free online encyclopedia which can be collaboratively edited by people all over the world. There are many strengths of Wikipedia, but there are also flaws. The strengths include free, quick, and easy to access information; also it provides the combination of potential intelligent minds all over the world who contribute to the edits of Wikipedia. But the fact that anybody can edit the entries on Wikipedia can cause a weakness to the website. The weakness may include vandalism, which can deceive the users of Wikipedia into believing that false information is true. With false information exposed to the entire world, it can cause conflict in debating what information is true and what information is false. I believe that Wikipedia is a bad source because there are no rules enforced to completely protect the website from the vandalism of people all around the world.

Internet and Social Networking Dissertation - Social Networking Sites (SNS) Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter

Internet and Social Networking Dissertation - Social Networking Sites (SNS) Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter

INTRODUCTION
The rise of new technology, and especially the rise of the Internet over recent years, has brought radical changes to the daily lives of users. Moving from web information to web interaction (Verhoeven et al.: 2009), the rise of the Web 2.0 has recently revealed new ways of communication, especially for Generation Y.
As part of this new trend, social media has become a popular phenomenon over the past two decades, shattering old habits, and traditional media and ways of communication in many sectors.
The recruitment sector has not been immune from this. New social media has taken by surprise a recruitment world until now driven by traditional media, such as newspaper and magazine advertising. It has opened up new opportunities for companies to recruit and reach more easily a larger pool of candidates.
Social media embraces various types of media; the research for this dissertation focuses particularly on the Social Networking Sites (SNS). Stylianos (2011:215) defines Social Networking Sites as “web based services that allow individuals to:

The Difference of The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Mayo Clinic and Wikipedia's Web Sites Discussion of Childhood Obesity

The Difference of The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Mayo Clinic and Wikipedia's Web Sites Discussion of Childhood Obesity

At first impression, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Mayo Clinic and Wikipedia – three web sites that discuss childhood obesity – seem like your go to sites for advice. All have great introductions, causes and risk factors, updates, and plenty of useful resources for you to browse. Because there are many sources for health information, we can not just assume this information given is credible. As I analyze the CDC, Mayo Clinic and Wikipedia web sites, I will bring to your attention that one web site is more reliable than the others.

Defriending Privacy - Are Social Networking Sites Such as Facebook, Myspace and Friendster Good for Privacy?

Defriending Privacy - Are Social Networking Sites Such as Facebook, Myspace and Friendster Good for Privacy?

The Impact of Facebook on Students

The Impact of Facebook on Students

With the development of internet, people are intend to create the information on their own. They want to share where, and what they are doing with friends. Also, they want to know where,and what their friends are doing. So Facebook appeared. People can post their thoughts, pictures, on the wall and receive the comment from their friends. Students became the most powerful proponents of Facebook. And here comes up the problem: Does Facebook has a good effect on students? The answer is no. Here are the three reasons.

Message Atomicity over Scalable Reliable Multicast

Message Atomicity over Scalable Reliable Multicast

1. Introduction
Multicast, while an efficient way to deliver messages to a large number of hosts, has several drawbacks in that the size and scale of the number of participating machines often inhibits the possibility of message semantics. In basic multicast, there are no message semantics. Computers that receive multicast messages typically do not ACK the sender’s message -- this avoids the ensuing ’ACK implosion’ when there are many machines present and many messages being sent. As the network grows crowded, packet delivery becomes more unreliable and it useful to have some guarantee or some sort of semantics from which to glean information about packet receipt. Other systems in the past have, controversially, attempted to accomplish the same thing [1,2,3]. We attempted to merely add an atomicity guarantee and we choose to implement this over an existing base layer of network functionality. This is where SRM and our layer comes in.

How Facebook Changed the World: The Spread of Arab Spring

How Facebook Changed the World: The Spread of Arab Spring

The Arab spring is a name given to the revolutions that happened in the Arab world, starting from December 2010 and taking hold till now. The reason behind these revolutions is to maintain a democratic state that is based on human rights, respect of minorities and religious diversity. However, having such a revolution requires a big support and a strong foundation. But according to Malcolm Glade well’s argument in the “New Yorker”, social media may not aid democratic revolutions. So can the so called Arab spring have come without it? Social media powered up the Arab spring by organizing the protests that were planned, disseminating information to the outside world making social media a megaphone, and giving the ability to people to give their opinion.

Frequency Use of Social Media Impact on Cyberbullying: It's Relation to Fear and Depression

Frequency Use of Social Media Impact on Cyberbullying: It's Relation to Fear and Depression

Abstract
This study examined the social media usage and the positive effects of cyberbullying on middle school students; and whether exposure to bullying affects their levels of fear and depression. The participants were 800 students ranging from ages 11-15 (488 females and 312 males). The results revealed Social Media usage does not increase fear in those that don’t partake in cyberbullying. It also shows that students, who are involved in cyberbullying, whether as bully or victim, exhibit increased levels of both fear and depression.

Introduction

Online Perfection: Unattainable Ideals Made Realistic in Virtual Reality

Online Perfection: Unattainable Ideals Made Realistic in Virtual Reality

According to the Pew Internet & American Life Project survey, in 2007, 55% of U.S. teenagers age 12-17 who are using the Internet have an account on a social networking website (Lenhart & Madden, 2007) and by 2009, 75% of young adults 18-25 years old had an account (Hum et al, 2011). With the amount of pressure for teenagers to be adhering to a certain model of perfection, it is an escape to be someone a little more popular or attractive or funny online. While this ideal person is not attainable in reality, in the virtual world one can make themselves whoever they wish to be, and present themselves however they wish to be perceived, in their eyes creating a better identity. Besley says it well. “Identity is a complex, interlinked concept that holds both personal and public dimensions; the internal, psychological aspects that are displayed (consciously or not) with the public, interactive social, side that we present to the world as actors in our own unique forms of social performance” (2011) Young people use Facebook to create their ideal identity through their pictures, words, and affiliations.

Online Dating: Matchmaking Through New Media

Online Dating: Matchmaking Through New Media

More than 50 million people in North America have used online dating services. While it may not be for everyone, online dating may be a reasonable and beneficial option for someone looking for a partner. There are many benefits to online dating. The convenience factor for one is hugely beneficial. Additionally there is a different level of safety involved with meeting someone online as opposed to in a bar. Breakups online are also much easier and calmer than in-person terminations. Lastly, there is the fact that when conversing with someone online, one is able to get to know the real person under the skin and build a genuine relationship with their soul without the distraction of their body (Salminen, 1994). Online dating has opened up opportunities to people looking for love through its convenience, security, ease of breakups, and by giving people the ability to get to know the true person.

China and Internet Shopping - B2C Commerce in China: Improving E-Trust Levels

Introduction:
The main characteristic of today's international economy is globalization, it can be defined as a process by which economies, societies and cultures have become integrated through a global network of communication, transportation, and trade. In addition to globalization, the international economy is characterized by an informational technological revolution and economic integration. The newest evolving positive trends is electronic commerce (e-commerce) , it generally referred to as business-to-business(B2B) and business-to-consumer(B2C) online shopping. B2B can be open to all interested parties or limited to specific, pre-qualified participants market, B2C online shopping is related to buying products or services at a so-called bricks-and mortar retailer or in a online shopping mall (Bazdan, 2011). Online shopping is a form of e-commerce in which the buyer directly accesses the seller's inventory or services via Internet. Without the large mount of inventory and selling cost, e-commerce providing retailers a low cost international trade platform.

Statement of Problems:

How Reading the Novel Media and Society Affected the Way I View the Media

In this day and age many different types of media exist. Newspapers, television, internet, and other print media. These Medias have their own good and bad side. In my paper I will discuss the downsides that I have learned about through this class and through reading the book Media and Society. I would have to say the three main points that have changed my views are the ownership factors of the mass media, the political influence of the mass Medias upon our society, and finally the way in which the Medias portray race, class, and gender on their shows. In this paper I will discuss how these have affected the way I view the media now. Now I know I really have to pay attention to what I see.

Implementation of SAN (Storage Area Network) and Backup and Recovery Software

Executive Summary

This paper covers the implementation of 1) SAN and 2) backup and recovery software produced by NetApp as agreed upon by the customer, ABC, and the vendor responsible for implementation, XYZ. This group, composed evaluated the project statement of work from a project management perspective.
Their evaluation of the project includes an understanding of the software and hardware to be implemented, an assessment of the problems potentially involved in the stated project plan, solutions for the problems found, and an summary of what they learned about project management as a result of this process. In addition, this paper contains a transcript of the interview with XYZ’s project manager, who provided the group with the original project statement of work.

Paper Outlining the Various Concepts Found in Object Oriented Programming (OOP)

Paper Outlining the Various Concepts Found in Object Oriented Programming (OOP)

Introduction

The following paper outlines the various concepts found in Object Oriented Programming (OOP). Applications created through OOP are generally easier to maintain, consist of more reusable components, as well as being more scalable, robust, and reliable. The following information will describe the various facets of Object Oriented Programming and how each of these items contributes to the object oriented paradigm.
Objects (instances)

Objects are at the core of Object-Oriented development and technology. The concept is that all objects have two characteristics: state and behavior (Oracle, 2011). The state of an object is stored through the object’s fields or variables. An object’s possible states depend on the purpose of the object. For example: if the object decides what environment the program is running in the possible states could be “UAT” or “Production.” An object’s behavior is simply what the object can do or the processes for which the object was created. These processes are access through the object’s methods.

Constructing Identity in the Digital Age: Social Media and the New Self-Portrait

Constructing Identity in the Digital Age: Social Media and the New Self-Portrait

“Self-portraiture is something one should never get involved in, since it is wrong to lie even though one endeavours to tell the truth.” -Ingmar Bergman

European Innovations in China and Intellectual Property Rights

European Innovations in China and Intellectual Property Rights

Knowledge and technology transfers from European companies to China and intellectual property rights issues

Nowadays, the search of resources, efficiency or new markets has become a major part in companies’ activities. It is all the more important for Western Multi-National Companies (MNC) that had poorly involved the last decades due to markets saturations and high competitions level. According to Drucker (1993): “The basic economic resource is no longer capital, nor natural resources, nor labor. It is and will be knowledge”. Furthermore, the world is lately changing and is now more complex than ever before. The global economy is shifting from a world where the United-States were leading international transactions towards one that is dominated by several heterogeneous states. Emerging countries in Asia or South America have offered new opportunities abroad for those firms through Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) or Merger and Acquisitions (M&A). But one country has quickly emerged and now overtakes all the others: the Popular Republic of China (Bostock, 1996).

Internet Summary - PBS TeacherSource

Internet Summary - PBS TeacherSource

http://www.pbs.org/teachersource/sci_tech.htm

Target audience: Science teachers (Pre-K through 12th grade)

The website is titled, “PBS TeacherSource,” so it is obvious that this portion of PBS’ website is specifically geared towards teachers. There are other areas of pbs.org that are geared towards parents and students.

Lesson plans and activities are available to teachers on a wide range of science-related topics. Such topics include animals, space science, inventions, ecology, weather, sound, water, and transportation. Each lesson is connected to the websites of different PBS television programs, such as “Reading Rainbow,” “Arthur,” “Clifford the Big Red Dog,” “Berenstain Bears,” and “Zoom.” There are many different lessons from which to choose for each science-related topic. This is a great source of ideas for teachers planning science lessons.

Internet Summary - Discovery Kids The Yuckiest Site on the Internet

Internet Summary - Discovery Kids The Yuckiest Site on the Internet

http://yucky.kids.discovery.com

This an entertaining, science-related website that is specifically intended for children. Discovery Kids created this site to appeal to children, which is obvious in the language used throughout the site to describe science (such as “yucky,” “slimy,” “icky” and “gross”). The title of this website is “The Yuckiest Site on the Internet.” Using this sort of language seems to be a way of attracting children and promoting their interest in science in a fun, entertaining way. Another clue that this website is obviously targeted towards children is that it specifically says “KIDS” at the top of the pages.
Discovery has also created a related site for K-8 Science teachers: http://yucky.kids.discovery.com/teachercenter.

There are many fun, science-related activities kids can engage in on this website:

“Yucky Fun & Games”: Games and “yucky mad science” labs
(Various educational, hands-on experiments children may perform at home or school; related to different science-related topics; including scientific explanations of what and why certain things occur)

Internet Summary - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Internet Summary - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

http://www.epa.gov/kids/

http://www.epa.gov/teachers/

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has designed websites for both teachers (http://www.epa.gov/teachers/) and students (http://www.epa.gov/kids) to learn more information on a variety of environmentally-related topics. There is also a section devoted to high school students (http://www.epa.gov/highschool/). However, it is obvious that http://www.epa.gov/kids/ is specifically targeting elementary school students, based on the nature of the graphics, content, and title, “Environmental Kids Club.”

What Makes VDM Website Popular?

What makes VDM Website Popular?

Reaction Paper

The newest trend: VDM, the website that gives a boost in mind’s emancipation within youth generation. In cars, buses, in a doctor cabinet, at home or even in class, VDM website comes as a “shoulder to cry on” when you are bored to death. In fact, we should not neglect to bear in mind that the inexorable number of VDM “friendly visitors” is principally due to the availability of Internet on mobile phones. Real or fake?

How Computers Made Life Easier

How Computers Made Life Easier

The invention of the computer has made a considerable improvement in the lives of many people. In Chapter 2, The Accelerative Thrust, “the computer burst upon the scene around 1950. With its unprecedented power for analysis and dissemination of extremely varied kinds of data in unbelievable quantities and at mind staggering speeds, the computer has become a major force behind the latest acceleration in acquiring knowledge.” When my parents were in high school and college, they had to use a typewriter to complete writing assignments. When I was growing up, my parents owned a word processor. In January 1999, my parents decided to buy their first computer, when I was in eighth grade. The computer has been an important part of my life since I was thirteen years old, and I have used a computer on a daily basis since high school. During the last eleven years, the computer has made a significant impact in my life and the lives of my parents.

Pop Culture in the Media - Is Facebook Becoming an Addiction?

Pop Culture in the Media - Is Facebook Becoming an Addiction?

Facebook has a considerable influence in the lives of all people, whether you are a sixteen year old high school student, a twenty-one year old college student, or a forty year old parent. Personal and professional relationships are influenced daily by the use of computers and the internet, because there is a big difference between the digital technology knowledge of a high school student compared to their forty year old parents or their thirty-five year old boss. Although social networking sites offer secure privacy settings, there are internet sites which provide personal or professional information after paying a fee. You have to be careful what you say and do online, because you never know who might be watching. Facebook and computer technology has made a significant impact in the personal and professional relationships of most people especially teenagers and college students through personal and social networking sites found on the internet.

Impact on Copyright and Legal Market from Internet Music

Impact on copyright and legal market from internet music

Since the 21th century, internet has been broadly developed and used in our common life. Nowadays, huge amount of amusement elements that are free can be found on the internet. And the seriously following problems like music copyright appear. Music, as we all know, is an essential part of people’s life in modern society. And in the past decades, most of people buy them in form of tape or CD. However, it seems everything has changed now. More and more people start to download free music from the internet instead of buying a copyrighted version. This phenomenon is making destructive effect to the revenue of singers and survival of some record companies. The phenomenon is difficult to retrieve because as a long-term hidden trouble, it is hard to imagine how severe it is.

The first cause of overflowing uncopyrighted music is the late caution of related

The second key point is that people who are downloading music from the internet did not realize that they constitute copyright infringement.

Conclusion:

Workshop Response Guide for Wikipedia Fact Check Essay

Workshop Response Guide for Wikipedia Fact Check Essay

Reading your partner’s paper:

Read the draft through once without making any marks. After you are done, write1-2 sentences of a “first impression” of the paper, including what you think its main idea is, what the strongest part is, and what needs the most improvement. Then, after a break, reread the draft carefully, making ONLY the following marks. Draw a check mark near sentences that you feel are particularly effective. Draw a squiggly line under awkwardly phrased sentences and phrases whose meanings are unclear. Write marginal notes to your partner about anything that confuses you.

Brief Responses: Answer the questions on the Wikipedia Fact Check Essay Checklist for your partner.

Giving Positive Feedback: After another break, re-read the draft a third time. What do you see as the strength(s) of the paper at this stage?

Defining Ideas: In your own words, what is this paper about? What is its idea? Don’t assume that the writer knows what his or her own essay is about. Mistrust the stated thesis, if there is one, and look at what the essay actually does.

The Internet - Capturing the Ideas of Superstudio and Utopia

By definition utopia is an ideal place or state; any visionary system of political or social perfection.

The Influence of Social Networking Around the World

In recent years, social networking has become arguably the mostly discussed topic around the world. For example, the experiences of how Mark Zuckerberg had eventually created Facebook have been adopted into the recent movie “The Social Network.” With such a great influence to the world, there is a huge potential that social networking will become an effective tool in marketing in the near future. An analysis of the growing emphasis on social networking as a platform for marketing campaigns that aim at teenagers reveals several reasons behind this phenomenon: an increasing popularity of social networking among young people as a channel of interaction, and huge commercial benefits resulted from advertising via social networking.

Syndicate content