Midterm….oh no

 

Here are my midterm questions:

 

  • Why do some people believe that the internet is a lot like a theater? 
  • How would someone in the 1800s express their identity?
  • What is the difference between the internet and the web? 
  • Why are apple’s apps safer than android? 
  • What is the purpose of twee q? 

Overall I feel like my project is going well, i feel like im pretty much on top of things. I have my draft completed and have scheduled an appointment with the writing center

 

 

Week 5 Final Post

For my research project I will be focusing on anonymous profiles on facebook. I will be exploring why people make fake profiles and how they do it on facebook. I will also be looking at the tensions that it causes because they are not who they say they are.

 

“The Future of Anonymity on the Internet Is Facebook Rooms.” Wired.com. Conde Nast Digital, n.d. Web. 28 Sept. 2015.

 

“Facebook Gets Comfortable With Anonymity (for Other People’s Apps).” Bloomberg.com. Bloomberg, n.d. Web. 28 Sept. 2015.

 

“Should You Trust Facebook with Your Anonymity?” Tom’s Guide. N.p., 10 Oct. 2014. Web. 28 Sept. 2015.

 

Edwards, Jim. “‘Sexybaby69’ Can Once Again Breathe Free: Facebook Is Doing A U-Turn Toward Letting Users Be Anonymous.” Business Insider. Business Insider, Inc, 30 Jan. 2014. Web. 28 Sept. 2015.

 

“Should Facebook Allow Anonymous Accounts?” PCMAG. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Sept. 2015.

WEEK 6: Initial Post

I have found seven sources for my digital project that I think will help me come up with a good argument for my topic. I took most of them from the library database but some are from different google searches I did. The first one is from the CBS news website and it talks about how college students are a huge target for Identity theft and they do not even realize how often it happens. The name of the article is  College students Prime Target for Identity Theft, and it goes into exactly what the title lays out. There was one student who was interviewed that said he signed up for a credit card on campus and they posted his personal information. This shows exactly why college students are such an easy target for identity theft. The other two sources are from the database and they are also about the same type of situations and I think that this will be a great argument toward my topic and it will make my script a whole lot easier to write. I am hoping to find a few more sources to create a full argument to prove that college students are a prime target for Identity theft.

 

Facebook’s Advertisements

Facebook has 1.19 billion active users and with those users, contains millions of advertisements that are based specifically on not only countless of your frequent or recently searched websites, but also advertisements that these websites think you would like, and want to look into. If someone was to take a look at my personal Facebook account they would come across an array of information that could describe my personality. I’ve seen movie advertisements, shopping websites, political videos, cooking recipes, music recommendations, and countless other advertisements that have a lot to say about who I am as a person, and what I research on the internet. With Facebook’s method of advertising to a specific audience, they are able to accumulate a higher income because the success rate of the people who click on the advertisements is more accurate due to their interest in the ad. This method is also often used in the social media platform, Twitter. Although with Twitter, the ads seem to be more current event/ popular topic-oriented and less about singling into a person’s personality traits to discover what advertisements they would most likely want to click on and look at.

Week 4 Initial

The TWEE-Q website shows what percentage of each gender a person retweets. The TWEE-Q of my twitter shows I retweet 60% men and 40% women. When I’m on my twitter I don’t look to see what gender the person is when I retweet something. I retweet something if I agree with it or if I think its funny.  The TWEE-Q of some of my friends are similar to mine, they are pretty even with the genders.  Looking at celebrities twitters some of them are pretty even but some of them are pretty obvious about retweeting a certain gender.  Miley Cyrus, someone who young girls look up to, mainly retweets woman, 80% women 20% men.  She probably wants to show that she supports women and what they have to say.  Donald Trump’s TWEE-Q is similar to Miley Cyrus’s except with men, 88%men 12% women.  He is clearly trying to show he agrees with what men say more and put their statements more out there.  With many people the TWEE-Q shows up as a pretty even number between the two genders, mainly because I don’t think they think about who they are retweeting.  With people who obviously people look up to, they are more subconscious about who they retweet and who’s views they support.