The internet has given most people unprecedented access to an unprecedented amount of information. But, while almost everyone uses the internet daily, it has further pushed along inequality in our society. Some of the things I would like to look at are the digital divide, the monopolies of some of the biggest internet providers, and what is called panoptic surveillance. I will also discuss my relation to the news and the media in my daily life.
- Employer versus Social Media
- Athletes Using Social Media
- Political Division Paired with Social Media
- Impact of Social Media on Image of Woman
- The Meaning of Social Media in Today`s Life
- Internet Use in Classrooms
- The Detrimental Effect of the Internet on a College Student’s Academics
- Has Investing in E-commerce Been a Good Growth Strategy for Walmart Inc.
- The Era of Social Media
- Social media Stereotypes Impact on Society
Disadvantage of Domestic Policies in Chinese Society
When the People’s Republic of China (PRC) came into existence in 1949, the demographics within the north-eastern region of Xinjiang noticed change. The Chinese Han began to shift into the predominantly Uyghur area. While religious beliefs, customs, and practices have been tolerated in China to some extent, the degree of toleration has varied considerably from time to time with the change in the political climate. Extensive discontent and growing tensions with Chinese rule concerning the Uyghurs has led to many…...
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Chinese Cuisine: China Panda
I don’t go out to eat very often, but when I do I always choose my favorite place China Panda! A great Chinese restaurant with even better menu prices, located in lovely uptown Milbank. China Panda offers a variety of Chinese cuisines that even your wallet will love. This elegant, but affordable restaurant is a go-to place when you are in the area. It’s a great choice for a date or for some quick take-out Chinese! When you enter this…...
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The Thrill of it All: Sports Gambling in the U.S.
Your heart begins to flutter, currents of adrenaline start flooding through your veins, the laughter and jeers of your friends who surround you fail to quell the creeping anxiety rising up through your chest… as the final buzzer sounds, the harsh reality of not being able to pay this month’s rent comes crashing down on you. However, this overwhelming dread is merely fleeting, as the next game is scheduled to start in twenty minutes – providing the perfect opportunity to…...
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Gender Influence in Professional Sports
Why does the highest paid athlete in the world, Michael Jordan, have a net worth of 1.4 billion dollars, whereas the highest paid female athlete, Serena Williams, only have a net worth of 18.1 million dollars? This question further proves the distinct differences between men and women and the role they play today in our culture. Money is one of the many problematic differences women have to accept when pursuing a career. For example, the statistics for male and female…...
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The Effects of Kids Participating in Sports
Youth sports participation have really started to decline in recent years with young people starting to adopt more sedentary lifestyles. With video games and many other indoor hobbies starting to surface for young people many have started not to give sports a shot. As well as the risk for sometimes permanent injury has caused many kids and parents to question how much sports is really worth it. However, there are many positive effects of participating in youth sports as a…...
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Involvement of Human in Sports
Introduction Sports have been played and enjoyed for thousands of years. Today, there are hundreds of different sports out there, each with its own challenges and appeal. A sport can be a test of speed and power, accuracy and precision, or control and creativity. Whatever the sporting challenge, athletes aren’t born with the skills they need to succeed. They must learn the techniques that will give them that winning edge. Its all about dedication, commitment, and hours of practice. A…...
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The Influence of the Internet on American Politics
Political methods and ideologies have been constantly changing all over the world for thousands of years. Political philosophy, beginning with Aristotle (384 — 322 BC), known as the Father of Political Science," restructured the way rulers held power and allowed the masses to have a say in elections. It was only centuries ago that new ideas in politics were developed, from monarchy and oligarchy in the medieval times, to communism and democracy, which are more common today. Every governmental structure…...
The Negative Effects of the Internet on Our Intelligence
About 46 years ago on September 2, 1969, two computers communicated with each other for the first time, and thus the Internet was born. Today, the Internet plays an integral role in human lives. Past generations would look at us and wonder how lucky we are to have the Internet provide loads of information at our fingertips. But are we all that lucky? It is true that the Internet can be an outstanding and efficient source to research and gather…...
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The Issue of Privacy and Security and the Use of Technology to Address the Problem of Insecurity
Privacy and security are two phenomenons that have become subject to discussions in the recent years. A discussion about security issues cannot go on without privacy matters. The two go hand in hand. Terrorism has become a global threat to the peace and stability of a number of nations. The challenge poses security threats to countries. The problem of security has forced security agents and government institutions to develop technology that will mitigate the problem of insecurity (Economist, 2008). There…...
The Therapeutic Relationship in Groups
Structuring the process helps at the early stage of the group to decrease the premature drop-out (Morran, Stockton, & Whittingham, 2004; Nitza, 2014), by providing realistic information before therapy started, about what the intervention will be like, information among assessment and progress, duration and recovery expectations off positive and negative courses of change are important, which develop security to build the framework (Swift, Greenberg, Whipple, & Kominiak, 2012), this benefits to find individual motivations and needs to formulate group goals…...
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Special Interest Groups Lobbying
This paper analyzes the stand taken by the following Special Interest Groups on the Affordable Care Act. American Medical Association (AMA) American Association of Retired People (AARP) American Hospital Association (AHA) U.S. Chamber of Commerce National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) National Retail Federation (NRF) American Medical Association (AMA) The American Medical Association (AMA) is a professional association of medical practitioners in the United States and has around 243,000 members according to AMA’s 2017 annual report. The AMA supports the…...
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The Power of the Internet and the Reaction of the Users in Is Google Making Us Stupid and From Everything Bad is Good for You
Comparative Rhetorical Analysis With increasing use of technologies, several questions surface. Certainly, such technologies add convenience and ease to our daily lives. However, much debate is focused on whether or not the internet is making us more intelligent or less. Since, it is logical to state that the internet certainly will not decline, we must learn to monitor our usage, while realizing that everything provided online should not be deemed credible or 100% true. With that being said, what is…...
The Proliferation of the Listicle over the Internet
You'll probably only understand this paper if you're anavid internet user—or if I explain it really, really well. As the internet evolves into the primary mode of publication, taking over the role of print based mediums, it has been, shall we say, polluted with cheap headlines to the effect of the above sentence. Headlines from online publications such as Buzzfeed and every other Facebook dwelling entity which has tried to emulate the formula have produced, what we call in the…...
Employer versus Social Media
According to Statista, the number of worldwide social media users reached 2.34 billion and is expected to grow to some 2.95 billion by 2020. Social media has a opened huge window into people’s life. With just one google search, employers have the ability to check a potential or current employee’s social media accounts to see the past events in their lives and to find out more about them. Sometimes, employers will find something which is offensive to them or they…...
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Athletes Using Social Media
The number of professional athletes who face big consequences for posting personal opinions on social-media is becoming an increasing problem. In recent years, a number of programs have banned their players from the wrong usage of social media. Solving the issue of athlete’s posting something that is offensive to part of the public has no one answer or guideline, but this action does carry on consequences, which causes a huge fault with athletes and their careers. The end result to…...
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Political Division Paired with Social Media
In todays society, we have the world at our finger tips. Any question you have unanswered can be plugged into a search a bar and millions of results will assimilate. From making dinner to making reservations, technology has a way of making modern life easier. However, the relationship between social media and the news has been a widespread topic of conversation in recent times. Social media has been said to have a major impact on the public discourse and communication…...
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Impact of Social Media on Image of Woman
Since the beginning of social media, the perception of the perfect woman has taken some drastic changes. From styles of clothing to the slightest detail such as eyebrows, the slight definition of bone structure, and the way a girl may angle her eyeliner, these minor things can make the difference between the thought of beautiful or atrocious. This generation has very little choice but to look at standards of beauty through a screen. The question is, how much has social…...
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The Meaning of Social Media in Today`s Life
Dear Millennials, Please grab your iPhone. I’m sure you won’t have to move. Open up your settings and scroll down to the “Screen Time” section. Tap on Screen Time to see your usage statistics. What does it say? Last week, I spent an average of 6 hours and 38 minutes a day browsing the many apps our latest technology has to offer. On average, the majority of teenagers and young adults spend 9 hours a day using their phone. It…...
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Internet Use in Classrooms
Introduction The purpose behind the study was to identify how internet usage (whether considered to be academic or nonacademic) affects a student’s performance in a classroom. There has been a long-lasting debate over use of technology in classrooms due to students’ tendency to turn the tool intended for learning into a distraction when boredom ensues. Because of this, the author hypothesizes that there will be a relationship between academic performance and whether students use the internet during class for academic…...
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The Detrimental Effect of the Internet on a College Student’s Academics
The internet had been around for so long and the question that many psychologist and doctors get is, “Is google making us stupid'? College students who has used the internet as a resource has a detrimental effect on their academics. Less and less students can keep focus while reading a textbook. Technology also have an effect on the human brain in a major way as well too because reading printed books on a computer is creating shortcuts for our brain.…...
Has Investing in E-commerce Been a Good Growth Strategy for Walmart Inc.
Introduction The aim of this extended essay is to answer the question "To what extent has investing into e-commerce been a good growth strategy for Walmart Inc. within the United States from 2016-2018?”: the company is a corporate giant, it has been growing since it had opened it's first store, in 1962. The question is worth investigating, since Walmart Inc. had been developing both as a physical wholesaler and introduced ecommerce along the way and has been developing both of…...
The Era of Social Media
Social media has been a huge part of American daily life, and for most people, it’s one of the biggest buzzes of the twenty-first century. Whether social media is good or bad for society is a conversation many people are discussing. Approximately seven out of ten Americans use social media and this number is only increasing2. In the future, it would not be surprising if nearly all Americans participate in social media sites. Although social media makes social networking easier…...
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Social media Stereotypes Impact on Society
Everyone knows there were many obvious stereotypes in earlier years, but did you know a lot of these stereotypes still exist in the 2000s? Many of these stereotypes are caused by social media and the news. In earlier years, such as 1929, journalists and publishers controlled any news or announcements that were going out to the public because they were the only source of information the people had. There were many controversial stereotypes that were implied in newspaper ads and…...
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Social Media and The Effects It Has on Our Society
Abstract Social media is impacting out society in a negative way. It plays a big role in cyberbullying, mental health issues, spreading fake news, and sex trafficking/kidnap risks. Social medias open the doors for adolescence to hide behind screens and verbally attack their peers. They also create a “false reality” that being a made-up lifestyle created to give a false impression. These “false realities” can lead to self-esteem issues or bad self-body images. These websites also allow predators to search…...
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Cyber Security in the EU
The History of cyber security in Europe as well as the rest of the world is fairly limited as the topic of cyber security and most relevant laws, legislation and regulations for it would all be from the last 15 years at least. So instead of focusing strictly on the history of legislation of the topic, this section will mostly be focused on the formation of regulatory agencies and task forces and their responses to significant cyber security events of…...
Finding Dignity and Meaning Through Cyber Security
As technology is increasing day by day, many people who share their information online fall victim to cybercrime. Before cyber security was not a serious issue. But, now most of people who share their personal information online are complaining about getting it stolen. Cyber Security is known as a practice of defending computers, servers, mobile devices, electronic systems, networks, and data from malicious attacks. Beside all of these things, cyber security is also known as information security. There are five…...
Cybersecurity Issues in Societal Perspective
E-governance and Cybersecurity Documents issued by a country’s government provides a personal identity to an individual. Driver’s licenses, social security numbers, tax identification numbers, and various other entitlement documents are used on a regular basis by people to demonstrate their identity and authorization for various opportunities. Because these documents form the basis for all subsequent documents, their integrity is of high importance to stakeholders. Therefore, these crucial documents are targets for criminals and further cyberattacks (Conklin, A., & White, G.…...
The Misconceptions of Cyber Security
Hacking generally has a bad representation, but hacking has shown to be very useful and beneficial to society today. The concept of hacking has been an immensely debated topic among many great scholars because of how quickly technological advancements surge today. Governmental figures are constantly revising and adding new laws to keep up with the growing technology. Although I agree that the concept of hacking has a bad representation, it is important to note that hacking has a lot of…...
Dawn of Technology in Cyber Security
In the near future IT industry will face difficulties to cope up with cybercrimes, owing to the age old tools and outdated computer systems that rely on firewalls,antivirus softwares and tool of security. This crisis would be because the magnitude of cybercrimes and cyber security attacks have also emerged with the inclination of technology. Different kinds of online specialisations, programs and courses are being introduced by one of the best online engineering colleges. There are new types and kinds of…...
Effects of Underinvestment in Cyber Security
A lot of economic activities, military forces and most of the activities performed are highly dependent on a successful information system. This basically involves a successful network of the system involving computers. Cyber security matters are continuing to grab a lot of attention in the highest administrative positions and the communication systems used to give information to the public. The increased attention arises as a result of the potential threats which could occur due to breach of various policies which…...
Cyber Security Breach in Banks
A financial institution runs more than one servers that shop enormous quantity of records and details of diverse operations including credit score playing cards, ATMs, actual time gross settlements, ATMs and quick (the global economic messaging provider banks use to transport finances), among others. During the last few years, banks were preventing cyber-assaults like ‘dispensed denial of service’ (or DDoS), considered the most common form of cyber-assault on monetary institutions, global. Cybersecurity assaults are increased inside the banking enterprise all…...
Cyber Laws and Cyber Security in South Africa
At present the current legitimate system relating to cybercrime in South Africa could be a crossover of distinctive pieces of enactment and common law offenses relating to cybercrime are basically controlled beneath the Electronic Communications and Transactions Act 25 of 2002 (ECT Act). It has been recognized in South Africa that the current crossover legitimate system relating to cybercrimes and cyber security in specific, the common law which creates on a case by case has not kept up with the…...
The Real Issue Behind Cyber-Security
The steady trend towards digitalization has been occurring for a long time, and as of lately, a new type of crime market has risen alongside digitalization. In recent years, companies all over the world have been affected by some form of cybersecurity issue whether that be attacks to infrastructure or momentary paralyzation of the company itself through the exploitation of security measures. Over the years the number of attacks all around the world has increased exponentially with many more cyber-attacks…...
Cyber Security Challenges in Pakistan
The growth of technology and dependency on cyberspace offers valuable and essential services for human life’s functionality and the environment as well as the challenges and threats. Cybersecurity is a field that emphasizes protecting computers, servers, information, programs, and networks from unauthorized access, any change or destruction. Cyber Security involves the protection and safeguard of the rules of cyberspace, which requires adequate knowledge for the limitation, counter-attacks, and vulnerabilities of ICT, and should know how to improve the critical operating…...
Do the Advantages of Shopping Online Outweigh the Disadvantages?
With the development of technology, internet had been affecting people’s life in many sides. Today I will discuss one of the most controversial problems about internet---whether people should shop online or shop at a real store. When asked about this question, many people hold the ideal that shopping online has much more benefit than shopping at a real store. As far as their concerned, shopping at a real store will cost them much time and much money. That is true.…...
Online Identity Theft
A lot of us do not reconsider giving our charge card number or individual info over the web. But after reading this, you'll most likely change the way you engage online. Identity theft is a type of stealing somebody's identity in which somebody pretends to be somebody else by assuming that person's identity, generally to gain access to individual details or acquire credit and other benefits in that person's name. The theft takes place when someone utilizes another's personally recognizing…...
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Modern Technology Has Brought the Resurgence of Identity Theft
Identity theft is one crime that has spawned from technological advancements. Criminals have developed numerous strategies on how to steal confidential and personal information. Dealing with identity theft may be a challenge since law enforcement personnel may not be fully competent in handling the cases since they may lack the required skills to be able to deal with such a crime while private people and even businesses have lost much because of this type of crime. The number of cases…...
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Impact of Media in Middle Childhood
I chose to look at the changes in middle childhood development due to media influence. I chose this topic because the American Academy of Pediatricians has been issuing guidelines to limit digital media exposure for children for over twenty years. The effects of too much digital media exposure seem to be common knowledge but media use appears rampant in this age group, in my personal experience. Media is just one influence on middle childhood development. As children age, they spend…...
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The Right to Electronic Privacy of Employees
Introduction E-business or business through the Internet has gained widespread uptake among local and multinational firms in order to tap into the huge virtual market. To develop effective e-business competencies, firms train employees to use the Internet, establish networking systems, and provide personnel with Internet access for conducting business through emails, chatting, and other web utilities. Although e-business has benefited many firms, this has given rise to the ethical issue of the right to electronic privacy, which lacks legal clarification…...
Importance of Advertising in Social Media for Business
What is social media? It is websites and applications that enable users to create or share content or to participate in social networking (Drury, 2008, p. 274). To describe social media, it is the platform which facilitates the creation and sharing of information, data, ideas, and other forms of expression via virtual platform using the internet. The impact of social media has on our lives is tremendous, not only for connectivity but mainly in terms of upcoming businesses. Social media…...
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Digital Divide Issue
The digital divide became part of a common lexicon when Vice President Al Gore used it in a speech in 1996 (Openstax, 2016 p. 158). The internet providers should allow open access to all content without restriction by source, thereby creating an equal opportunity. Unfortunately, providers want to control what content is accessible through their cables, steering consumers toward the providers’ interests. With the big three Telecom companies – Verizon, AT&T, and Comcast – lobbying against net neutrality, in December 2017 it was scrapped, which exacerbates the digital divide (Foundation, 2018). Only 40% of households below the poverty level subscribe to broadband service, while 93% of households with incomes above $75,000 per year subscribe to broadband service (Foundation, 2018). Essentially this means that the poorest cannot afford broadband access, making them “noncitizens in the digital era” (Foundation, 2018).
It would seem that there are diverse media outlets where one could get the news from, but those numbers are misleading (Openstax, 2016 p. 166). With media consolidation happening at an alarming pace, five big names control most of the world’s access to information – Google, Facebook, Apple, Amazon, and Microsoft (Foundation, 2018). They have super-monopolies akin to the steel, oil, and railroad monopolies during the industrial revolution (Foundation, 2018). Google and Facebook get 80% of the referrals online and two-thirds of the ad revenue (Foundation, 2018). This is ironic as the internet was designed to be a space free of corporate influence, and a place for not-for-profits to do open research (Foundation, 2018).
The panoptic surveillance envisioned by Jeremy Bentham is here, and most people don’t realize the form it has taken (Openstax, 2016 p. 171). Our online information is being gathered without our knowledge and then sold to other businesses (Foundation, 2018). The video shows a scene from the movie Minority Report, where Tom Cruise’s character is walking in a mall-like area and there are ads on screens everywhere personalized for him (Foundation, 2018). This type of subliminal message is something that happens every day, just not so overtly. Facebook and Google both show individual ads personalized for each consumer with information that they have gathered (Foundation, 2018). This is an invasion of our basic privacies. Even though Facebook and Google have been sued over this, it has not stopped them from continuing to gather this information (Foundation, 2018). With these ads everywhere, they are controlling what we see when we use the internet.
Looking at what a conflict theorist may have to say about the internet, with the great disparity in broadband usage, this is just one example of the inequality in society that the internet can help foster. The “Big Five” controlling what information we as citizens are given access to, and presented with, will also be a factor to them as another example of the digital divide. They might also say that this is just another example of the evils of Capitalism and how power inevitably ends up in the hands of a few.
How Media Affected Me
For a while, I would watch the Fox News Channel nightly, shows like The O’Reilly Factor and Hannity and Combs. I used to read far left magazines like International Socialist Review and some environmental ones as well. I would not mind getting my news from Al Jazeera since it may be less biased when it comes to the interests and concerns of citizens of other countries. Frankly, I now pay very little attention to the news. It seems that the moneyed interests that run the world are going to do what they want to do anyway, regardless of what the “little guy” thinks or desires. The only way I hear any news, most weeks, is if I happen to overhear something while at a store or restaurant, or if someone specifically mentions a news article to me. I have experienced targeted advertising on Facebook, that’s where I got my Russell Westbrook November Birthdays T-shirt. In fact, just now, in my inbox, is an email from Barnes and Noble wanting me to add my birthday to my account. The gathering of information on the web just never ceases.
Restrictions and Inequality on the Internet
The internet can be a great tool for accessing boundless forms of information. But it is not without its problems, as we have seen. The digital divide has just created more inequality when it comes to internet access. The biggest internet providers have become monopolies. To a large extent, they essentially control what information we have access to, and have us under surveillance, whether we know it or not. What we do on the internet is being watched and used to sell us goods and services: Capitalism at its finest.