Monday, May 9th, 2011

Recent studies have shown that kids are posting too much sensitive information online.  Many parents believe that kids are not thinking about what they say before they post it online.  Also, the pictures are too revealing and too much swearing is being shared.  Many parents are completely unaware of what kids have on their pages or what type of posts their kids make on a daily basis.

A)  If you REFLECT on social networking, Why do you think kids share so much information with complete strangers online? 

B)   Social networking such as party lines and chat rooms have been around for 20 years, so how have advances in technology changed and made sites like Facebook and Myspace more interesting now?”

C)  Do you believe there is a line that shouldn’t be crossed when it comes to pictures and things said online on sites like Facebook or Myspace?   What is that line?

D)  Even though kids have been told about the number of cyber predators online, why do you think kids still put so much personal information online for everyone to see?

(You MUST write 5 sentences or you will get ZERO CREDIT)

For more info, you might want to read:

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705366050/Kids-revealing-too-much-online-study-says.html

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

[READ THE WHOLE QUESTION AND WATCH THE VIDEOS BEFORE YOU ANSWER THE QUESTIONS AT THE END OR YOU WILL GET ZERO CREDIT]

Myspace has tried to come back with a vengeance.  In the last week of October 2010, Myspace relaunched with the Myspace 3.0 Experience.  Where it used to be a “place for friends”, it is now a “social entertainment destination”.  This version is more streamlined, easier to read and navigate and not crazy with page design.

A)  By watching the videos below, can you analyze what is good and what is bad with the new Myspace design?

B)  How can this redesign turn into people actually coming back to myspace and making it the number 1 social networking site again?  Or can it?

C)  How does this new look of Myspace compare/contrast to Facebook?  Explain ALL of  your answers.

(You must use at least 5 COMPLETE SENTENCES or you will get ZERO CREDIT)

(For more information, go to the website below)

http://mashable.com/2010/10/27/new-myspace/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Mashable+%28Mashable%29

Myspace’s new logo

An introduction to Myspace’s new 3.0 interface

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011

MySpace used to once ruled the world as the number one social media.  MySpace vowed to become important again as they went through a complete website RE-DESIGN on October 15th, 2010.  If you have since strayed over to Facebook or another social media website, is this possibly something that could make you come back to MySpace?  Is this a good idea?  Why or why not? Analyze what would they have to do or change or add to the website to make you come back to MySpace? (Must be at least  5 COMPLETE sentences or you will get ZERO CREDIT)

For more info on this topic, read:

http://www.maximumpc.com/article/news/myspace_looking_return_relevance_october_15


MySpace vs. FaceBook

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

Many people are very familiar have used one form of social media or another (Myspace, Facebook, etc…)  However, some people take their love of social media WAY TOO FAR.  Some people (celebrities especially…) put up their EVERY detail online.  Lately, Burglars have used that against them by breaking into their houses because they announced they would be out of town or away from the house online on their page.  Is there some information that shouldn’t be shared?  Where is the line that shouldn’t be crossed with social media?

(Must be at least  5  COMPLETE sentences or you will get ZERO CREDIT)

For more info on this topic, read:

http://mashable.com/2010/09/11/facebook-places-burglars/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Mashable+%28Mashable%29

Couple Interviewed on CBS about Facebook Burglar

Movie trailer for “The Social Network”

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

A study has been done that says 1 in EVERY 5 Americans has played at least one game (like Mafia Wars or Cafe World) online in a social network such as Facebook and Myspace.  Why do you think these games has become so popular in the last three years?  What factors determine whether you will play games on these sites EVEN if you’re not a gamer? (AND THIS HAS NOTHING to do with X-Box 360 or Playstation3 or Wii) Why or why not?

(You must write 5 sentences or you will get ZERO CREDIT)

 

 

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