• Making Sense of Social Media: A Chaotic Landscape.

    Author(s):
    Petra Killoran (see profile)
    Date:
    2018
    Group(s):
    CityLIS
    Subject(s):
    Information behaviour, Information ethics, Social media
    Item Type:
    Essay
    Tag(s):
    Twitter, facebook
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/2qdz-7330
    Abstract:
    Assignment for the Data Information and Technologies (DITA) module INM348 for the Library and Information Science Masters, at the City University of London, taught by Dr Lyn Robinson. This essay gives an introductory analysis of some of the problems associated with the increased use of social media, focusing on Facebook and Twitter and the rise of these technologies with particular relevance to LIS. It includes analysis of user behaviours and impact and ethical perspectives which are presented using a Floridian framework. It includes examples of Shakespeare as a proto-troll, political evidence and discussions surrounding educational and social impact on students today to make the case that both social media providers and users have an ethical obligation to consider safety and codes of conduct when entering into digital information exchanges to remain safe online.
    Notes:
    This MSc student essay has been published on the CityLIS Writes initiative site.
    Metadata:
    Status:
    Published
    Last Updated:
    6 months ago
    License:
    Attribution-ShareAlike
    Share this:

    Downloads

    Item Name: docx petra-killoran-inm348-data-information-technologies-and-applications-completed.docx
      Download
    Activity: Downloads: 41