IUB TEL-T 205 - t205 test two (31 pages)

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Tel-T 205 - Intro to Media & Society
Intro to Media & Society Documents

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t205 test two 02 27 2013 2 27 3 basic lessons of today s lecture 1 internet use is associated with demands for democracy worldwide knowledge is power o in transitioning democracies it may increase knowledge plurality of ideas increase desire for democracy o may lead to bottom up democratization o frequency of internet use is associated with demands for democracy surveys tell us about correlation 2 digital media provides unique opportunities for mobilizing social change development of interactive media o forces that shaped the development of the internet convergence share ability shared commons open source software need for social networking contribute of social media to collective action o provides for high levels of organizational resources the formation of collective identities consistent with media personalized content sharing across media networks unique to digital media 3 governments media corporations make decisions that influence major social political and cultural events brief primer on the Arab spring what is the Arab spring o Started in Tunisia Egypt got most publicity o Strongly facilitated by media This article points to the constraints on digital media as an activist tool Limit 1 code is law lessig 1999 Limit 2 corporate policies o User agreements o Intellectual property o Offensive content Social media does contribute to collective action Easier for citizens to publicly coordinate Created information cascades that bolstered perception of success Raised the costs of repression Allows for a global audience How do digital Case study 1 we are all khaled said Former FB exec wael ghonim had his political FB page removed because of the use of a pseudonym which was a violation of FB policy Benefits of pseudonyms o Physical safety Drawbacks o Increased deception o Decreased monetization Case study 2 youtube videos from Syria video of a young Syrian boy that was removed and then restored YouTube policy of exceptions for video that are education documentary or



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