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WE ALL USE IT


i’m not sure if social media is good or bad, and personally I dont really care if someone can access my private information on Facbook or any other websites… I have the same password for everything. And even after finding so many facts that say Facebook is bad, im not gonna delit my account…) I think we’ll all see how good/bad social media is in some time.. maybe in 20, 30 or 50 years, but right now I mostly see it as a good thing.

Some interesting social networks

IF FACEBOOK WERE A COUNTRY, It would be the world’s 3rd larges!!!!!!

Over 50% of the world’s population is under 30 years old
 

 

-A new member joins LinkedIn every second

 

 

-Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, and Britney Spears have more Twitter followers than the entire populations of Sweden, Israel, Greece, Chile, North Korea, and Australia

 

 

-50% of all Internet traffic in the UK is for Facebook

 

 

-Over 37 million people viewed Volkswagen’s Darth Vader Super Bowl ad on YouTube

 

 

-69% of parents are “friends” with their children on social media

 

 

-80 million people tend their virtual crops in Farmville

 

 

-Social Gamers will buy $6 Billion in VIRTUAL goods by 2013…movie goers only buy 2.5 Billion in REAL goods (popcorn, drinks, etc.)

 

 

-Every minute, 24 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube

 

 

-If Wikipedia were made into a book, it would be 2.5 million pages long, and would take you over 123 years to read

 

 

-90% of consumers trust peer recommendations, while 14% trust advertisements

 

 

-93% of marketers use social media for business (I can’t imagine what the other 7% are doing)

 

Can Internet be called a new Panoptican?

I don’t think so. When we r using social networks, usually we don’t get the feeling that we are being watched. We feel free, we got our ‘Privacy settings’ ‘private messages’, things like that make us feel safe. We get to decide what we wanna share with other people, and what we wanna keep to ourselves. We are called ‘usesrs’ and it makes us feel as if we are in control of the web. We decide what we wanna watch, we create our ‘social personalities’ etc.. Has any of us ever read ‘terms and condition’ of ony website? I’ve never done that, and i dont think many people have. You just tick the box and go to the next page.

websites like facebook make us forget that we are boing watched. Here are some facts about Facebook Terms of service.

Here are some facts about Facebook ‘terms and conditions’:

• Facebook’s Terms Of Service state that not only do they own your data (section 2.1), but if you don’t keep it up to date and accurate (section 4.6), they can terminate your account (section 14).

all your data is shared with applications that you install. And applications are not guaranteed safe. You might think that Facebook is watching your back with the security of third-party applications. You’d be wrong

• Facebook keeps all the data you’ve ever uploaded on it, even if you’ve deleted it. things like photographs, messages,  etc..

• The terms can be changed any time! ‘We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to change, modify, add, or delete portions of these Terms of Use at any time without further notice.’

• posting content gives Facebook a license to do whatever they want with your content!

‘By posting User Content to any part of the Site, you automatically grant, and you represent and warrant that you have the right to grant, to the Company an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, transferable, fully paid, worldwide license (with the right to sublicense) to use, copy, publicly perform, publicly display, reformat, translate, excerpt (in whole or in part) and distribute such User Content for any purpose on or in connection with the Site or the promotion thereof, to prepare derivative works of, or incorporate into other works, such User Content, and to grant and authorize sublicenses of the foregoing.’

In plain English, this means you’re giving up copyright control of your material. If you upload a photo to Facebook, they can sell copies of it without paying you a cent. If you write lengthy notes (or import your blog posts!), Facebook can turn them into a book, sell a million copies, and pay you nothing. This deserves careful consideration!

• ‘You acknowledge and agree that any questions, comments, suggestions, ideas, feedback or other information about the Site or the Service (“Submissions”), provided by you to Company are non-confidential and shall become the sole property of Company.’

Hah!) If you send them any thoughts or ideas of how to make facebook better, ot becomes their property.

• [W]e cannot and do not guarantee that User Content you post on the Site will not be viewed by unauthorized persons. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on the Site.

facebook does not guarantee your privacy.

‘Please keep in mind that if you disclose personal information in your profile or when posting comments, messages, photos, videos, Marketplace listings or other items , this information may become publicly available.’ <thats the worste thing about facebook!

we are boing watched,  just that we dont really think about it.

Information found in Wikipedia:

The Panopticon is a type of institutional building designed by English philosopher and social theorist Jeremy Bentham in the late eighteenth century. The concept of the design is to allow a watchman to observe (-opticon) all (pan-) inmates of an institution without them being able to tell whether or not they are being watched. The design consists of a circular structure with an “inspection house” at its centre, from which the managers or staff of the institution are able to watch the inmates, who are stationed around the perimeter. Bentham conceived the basic plan as being equally applicable to hospitals, schools, sanatoriums, daycares, and asylums, but he devoted most of his efforts to developing a design for a Panopticon prison, and it is his prison which is most widely understood by the term. Bentham himself described the Panopticon as “a new mode of obtaining power of mind over mind, in a quantity hitherto without example.” 

Bentham's original architectural design for the Panopticon

Bentham’s original architectural design for the Panopticon

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Its interesting how different people behave when they know that they are being watched.  But with the Panopticon, doesn’t it work the other way round aswell? A person in the middle is being watched by all the people around, that must feel quite uncomfortable.(thats the firs thought I got from reading the article) And if one persons can watch anyone at anytime without them knowing, it should work well, except im not sure how I would feel if i’d be placed in the middle.. But as I understood, we should concentrate on, is how it makes us feel when we r being watched. I meen CCTV is the perfect example fo it. Uk is the most watched nation in the world! With around five million CCTV cameras, it has one of the highest levels of monitoring per head of any country, and as a nation, people have accepted ubiquitous surveillance as a part of our everyday lives. However, the shocking reality is that the technology in most of our existing CCTV cameras is so outdated that it is significantly outclassed by the average camera phone. And to be honest they don’t help much. Usually if anything gets for example stolen, from my experience, you usually either cant see anything on the camera, or for some  reason you cant re-watch the recorded material.+ usually its so pixelated that you cant see anything anyways. But just knowing that you are being  watched changes peoples behavior, it works with a Panopticon philosophy.

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Panopticon

The Panopticon is a type of institutional building designed by English philosopher and social theorist Jeremy Bentham in the late eighteenth century. The concept of the design is to allow a watchman to observe (-opticon) all (pan-) inmates of an institution without them being able to tell whether or not they are being watched.
The design consists of a circular structure with an “inspection house” at its centre, from which the managers or staff of the institution are able to watch the inmates, who are stationed around the perimeter. Bentham conceived the basic plan as being equally applicable to hospitals, schools, sanatoriums, daycares, and asylums, but he devoted most of his efforts to developing a design for a Panopticon prison, and it is his prison which is most widely understood by the term.
Bentham himself described the Panopticon as “a new mode of obtaining power of mind over mind, in a quantity hitherto without example.”