This week I decided to get an insight into social media usage... so what better way then to publish my survey onto social media to track down some answers. I used a series of 5 questions to get an indication on how my 'Facebook friends' were feeling about the pressures of social media. Q1. What... Continue Reading →
What is Anonymous? Anonymous is simply know as a network of activist or hacktivist entities (ABC, 2016). Anonymous has no exact goal, only an overarching desire to combat censorship, promote freedom of speech, and stop government control (ABC, 2016). The only guiding principle is "anti-oppression" (ABC, 2016). Anonymous is known to vigorously go after its targets. It... Continue Reading →
What is Cyber Activism? The fundamental concept of cyberactivism's is that of conventional activism: the policy or action of using vigorous campaigning to bring about political or social change (Technopedia, 2014). However, cyberactivism employs social networking tools and platforms to share and broadcast mottos and messages in order to achieve a goal or objective (Technopedia, 2014).... Continue Reading →
To help you guys wrap your heads around the evolution of Cyberpunk I developed a timeline using tiki-toki.com to provide a visual representation... click here or on the picture below. Try exploring a different genre every now and then, you might just find something interesting.
This week in class an interesting point was raised: do we control technology or does technology control us? Instantly, my thoughts were, 'no way, how could technology be in control of me'. But after delving into the question further with my peers my thought process began to change - maybe my reliance on technology translates... Continue Reading →
So this week I decided to get out of my comfort zone and open myself up to the world of Cyberpunk. You are probably thinking, 'what in the world is cyberpunk?' Don't worry, because I was too. My first Cyberpunk experience was accompanied by Harrison Ford in Blade Runner, who plays a bounty hunter named Decker... Continue Reading →
Glenn Greenwald was one of the first reporters to write about the United States' extensive surveillance of private citizens. He now focuses on why you need to care about privacy, even if you’re “not doing anything you need to hide." Glenn Greenwald: Why privacy matters, 2014. Youtube. Ted Talks, New York.
This week got me thinking about online privacy, more specifically, do I have privacy online? But after giving it some serious thought, I wondered if online privacy really existed? Reflecting back on my years of online usage, I think I may of been in 'internet privacy denial', that because my Facebook privacy settings were maxed... Continue Reading →
I spent this week acquainting myself with what the world of blogging has to offer and navigating the WordPress platform. Discovering what my classmates have been experiencing with this form of communication has been as equally interesting. So much so, that I was able to add a direct link to their sites on the side... Continue Reading →