Reality rape vs virtual rape
I think the internet is a great tool and the majority of my time is spent on the net, whether it is for work, uni or personal use. I do not however, dabble in the word of online gaming rooms, MUD’s and any other form of cyberspace that can be categorised with these. Is it my thing? Definitely not. Do I think it’s a little strange. Yes. Would I judge somebody for partaking in these activities? No....
This week’s topic explores the idea of “new media transgressions”. Leong (2012) explores the notion of transgression as going beyond the limit and blurring the lines between public and private and professional and domestic. Yes I have Facebook. Yes I have Instagram. And yes, I have a tendency to casually stalk people in cyber city….but that’s normal right? Thanks to new media transgressions,...
How much new media is too much new media?
In this week’s reading, Castells explores the networked society; its origins, its place in our contemporary society and what the future holds for new media Castells, 1999). New media has without a doubt shaped my existence, and probably that of everyone in my generation. But how much new media is too much new media? Zittrian (2009) poses the question of what “ubiquitous human computing” will do...
What do you get when you add a healthy dose of hypochondria to a small case of neurosis and a whole lot of new media trends? Cyberchondria – a hybrid form of hypochondria which is used to describe the 8 out of 10 internet users who are jumping online to get questions relating to their health answered (Murphy, 2010). Lewis (2006) calls for the emergence of this trend throughout young people to...
Your ethical consideration
The internet has undoubtedly changed the way we live and learn and there is no denying the pulling power the internet and its content has on society today. For example, let’s look at Kony 2012, a film created by Invisible Children, Inc which was released on March 5, 2012. The purpose of the film was to promote the arrest of Ugandan war criminal Joseph Kony by the International Criminal Court in...
The ‘New’ Music Industry
In the week 3 lecture, Susan stated that we live in a “participatory culture”; a culture in which we don’t just enjoy media, but also participate (Leong, 2012). This statement is reflected all areas of media, but the impact that new media has had on the music and entertainment industries is undoubtedly one of the most profound, and most talked about (de Fontenay, 2012). The music industry has...