Engaging media | Privacy of Social Networking and Social Media Sites

$21.00

Essay
Write a 1500 word essay responding to this question below. This question roughly relates
to one of the key themes or issues considered throughout the unit.
Question:
Privacy is becoming increasingly irrelevant in the context of social networking sites and
social media. Critically discuss, utilising the concepts you have learned in the unit and
applying critical understandings of media cultures and institutions.

In answering the question, you should also draw on critical texts and other media
examples to support your argument. You will need to consult academic texts to
support your ideas, which should at minimum include some of the set readings for
the unit, but also draw on academic sources found through your own research. A
good essay is likely to include at least seven scholarly sources (eg, books or articles
from peer- reviewed, journals written by academics).
In researching your answer, think about audience, cultural context, media
organisations and institutions. Your essay may choose to focus on just one type of
media ‘use’ we have covered, or could refer to one or more from entertainment, play,
information and communication.
Your essay should be properly referenced according to APA 6th ed guidelines and
include a reference list.
Your answer will be marked according to how well it:
1. Provides an informed, critical analysis
2. Presents information in a clear, coherent manner
3. Engages the reader and effectively communicates
4. Correctly references sources used

Description

Engaging media | Privacy of Social Networking and Social Media Sites

Engaging media | Privacy of Social Networking and Social Media Sites

ANSWER


The idea of social media and social networks was introduced in 1954 by J.A. Barnes.  He described social networks as connected graphs where edges represented interdependencies and nodes represented entities. The edges could be trades, values, invitations or interactions. Entities could be groups, organization, individuals or governments. In recent times there are several web-based social networks that have outgrown the notion of the social network due to their size and capacity, for example, my space and Facebook (Ortega, 2016). Advancement in technology has brought the innovation of various platforms and devices that help in the efficiency of communication and world networking. These platforms include social media and social networking, which people and organizations use to interact with family and friends (Smith, &Szongott, 2012).