Networked Public (Blog Week 9)

“Digital media and network technologies are now part of everyday life. The Internet has become the backbone of communication, commerce, and media; the ubiquitous mobile phone connects us with others as it removes us from any stable sense of location. Networked Publics examines the ways that the social and cultural shifts created by these technologies have transformed our relationships to (and definitions of) place, culture, politics, and infrastructure.”

I use facebook and twitter, But this is only because the some thing of college, I need use those to communication with classmates, I don’t want to leave too much information about me in facebook and twitter. My presentation online is very short, it only enough people who know me can find me in the internet, Doesn’t contain my hobbies, personality or other.

About Digital Natives,

“Due to the obvious divide set between digital natives and digital immigrants, sometimes both generations are forced to meet which commonly results in conflicting ideologies of digital technology. The everyday regime of worklife is becoming more technologically advanced with improved computers in offices, more complicated machinery in industry etc. With technology moving so fast it is hard for digital immigrants to keep up.

This creates conflicts among older supervisors and managers with the increasingly younger workforce. Similarly, parents clash with their children at home over gaming, texting, YouTube, Facebook and other Internet technology issues. What many digital immigrants miss is that digital natives grew up with technology and it is how they connect with their friends, perform research, and feel at home. Young people are not “addicts” or “bad” simply for using the tools of the world they grow up in.

Education, as Marc Prensky states, is the single largest problem facing the digital world as our Digital Immigrant instructors, who speak an outdated language (that of the pre-digital age), are struggling to teach a population that speaks an entirely new language. Immigrants suffer complications in teaching natives how to understand an environment which is “native” to them and foreign to Immigrants. Prensky’s own preference to this problem is to invent computer games to teach digital natives the lessons they need to learn, no matter how serious. This ideology has already been introduced to a number of serious practicalities.”

I think presentation online have two side, the employer may find and follow you in the facebook and twitter, maybe they will have interest in some of your hobbies and skills, also maybe they don’t like the current living conditions of you.

My point of view, the moral panics that have emerged around living in a networked public, it because people are feeling being monitored, and sometimes people don’t believe some information from the internet.




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