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What is Participatory Media?

What is Participatory Media?

Participatory media is media in which actual participants are the ones who contribute to the body of knowledge through the process of collection, reporting, analysis and/or dissemination, rather than simply acting as consumers. Examples of this phenomenon are numerous and include video blogs, podcasts, tagging, message boards, music-photo-video sharing, and social networking. In particular, this type of media is produced on sites such as Wikipedia, Tumblr, YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and the…

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What is Web Technology?

What is Web Technology?

Web technologies are simply the instruments used by different computers to communicate and share resources. In particular, these technologies are infrastructural building blocks, much like the proteins found in a person’s DNA, that make effective networks. The three common networks through which communications occur are the Local Area Network (LAN), Metropolitan Area Network (MAN), and Wide Area Network (WAN). According to Microsoft, some examples of web technologies include: mark-up languages, programming languages…

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How to Prevent Identity Theft

How to Prevent Identity Theft

Identity theft is the fraudulent and wrongful acquisition and use of a person’s private identifying information. Some of the means used by individuals to conduct identity theft are “shoulder surfing,” “dumpster diving,” and unsolicited emails (U.S. Department of Justice, 2017). A 2017 Identity Fraud study found that $16 billion was stolen from 15.4 million U.S. consumers in 2016, compared with $15.3 billion and 13.1 million victims a year earlier. In the past…

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Digital Media and Society: Social Networking

Digital Media and Society: Social Networking

“For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction, plus a social media overreaction.” Though the author of this quote is unknown, they represent the scene viewed by the generation that was raised up prior to and with the digital age. Many can argue for the positives of the ever-growing phenomena that is technology, digital media, social networking, and the like. Yet, as the movement advances, several issues relating to numerous…

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Digital Media and Recruiting: An Air Force Case Study

Fly, fight, win. That is the mission of the United States Air Force in air, space and cyberspace. The U.S. Air Force is the world’s preeminent force and maintains that distinction by upholding its objective of global vigilance, reach and power and remaining true to its vision statement: The World’s Greatest Air Force – Powered by Airmen, Fueled by Innovation. The USAF boasts that “through shared values, key capabilities and upholding our…

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