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RSS Jacqueline Oquendo, More Opportunities for Future Research: Homophily on Lesser Researched Social Media Sites

  • Discussing Facial Recognition Technology: A Missed Opportunity
    This blog post is an article critique for, Public faces? A critical exploration of the diffusion of face recognition technologies in online social networks, written by Norval and Prasopoulou (2017).Norval and Prasopoulou (2017) discuss Facial Recognition Technology (FRT) and its implications on security and privacy for users on Social Network Sites (SNSs). The paper lays […]
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RSS Hannah Boutwell, Online Dating

  • Week 11
    This week’s readings included several articles dealing with different issues within the topic of “New Frontiers and Solutions.” The first article by Norval and Prasopoulou explores the diffusion of facial recognition technology in society, and argues that Facebook’s opt-out facial recognition technology made users more aware of the “diffusion of biometrics.” The second article by […]
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RSS KeAmber Council, Social Networks: The Bad and the Ugly!

  • Convenient for Us or the Government?
    Evaluating the use of biometrics in everyday life, specifically facial recognition through Facebook, Aletta Norval and Elpida Prasopoulou’s “Public Face? A critical exploration of the diffusion of face recognition technologies in online social networks” mentions the positive and negative implications of the diffusion of biometric technologies into commercial and social media applications. Although the use […]
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RSS Nicole Jiang, Digital Inequalities: Digital Divide and Participation Gap

  • Biometric Identification Technologies in New Media
    (retrieved from https://gcn.com/articles/2017/11/09/iarpa-facial-recognition.aspx) Do you set a password for your laptop, mobile phone, iPad or other electronic devices? If yes, why do you set passwords? I always set up passwords when I receive a new electronic device because I think the equipment provides a private space for me and I want to protect my information […]
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RSS Josh Jackson, Media and Relationships: It’s Complicated

  • Look Mom, No Hands: The Next Steps in Technology
    Either you’ll think I’m insane or in my right mind for saying this, but I truly think we’re only a few decades away from typing complete messages without lifting a finger. I can see a day where we simply look at keys and the letters go onto the page. We will book flights with our […]

RSS Julia Morton, Emerging Media Relationships

  • Week 12 – Facial Recognition Software, Algorithms, and Espionage
    In the article “Public faces? A critical exploration of the diffusion of face recognition technologies in online social networks,” Norval and Prasopoulou explore the use of facial recognition technology (FRT) and it’s implications for American society. Facial recognition software is diffusing into everyday life, and is not longer limited to a select few. The idea of privacy […]
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RSS Pam Labbe, Pantsuit Nation

  • Boldly going where no one has gone before, but at what risk?
    April 9, 2018   |   Pamela Labbe   |   Blog # 11   |   MC7019 I’ve always been fascinated with the technology that science fiction characters sport in their (futuristic) everyday lives. While in deep space, “Star Trek” characters used handheld communications devices and tablets (long before Apple developed the iPhone and […]

RSS Jamie Fink, Social Media & Social Capital

  • T-I-G-E-R-S, TIGERS! #insta #instagood #instadaily...
    T-I-G-E-R-S, TIGERS! #insta #instagood #instadaily #mylouisiana #batonrouge #lsu #geauxtigers #twitter #tumblr #followme #justfinkin (at Baton Rouge, Louisiana) https://www.instagram.com/p/BqRCElkBQ7I/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1nk3quw349r4t

RSS Julia Morton, Digital Inequalities

  • Week 12 – Facial Recognition Software, Algorithms, and Espionage
    In the article “Public faces? A critical exploration of the diffusion of face recognition technologies in online social networks,” Norval and Prasopoulou explore the use of facial recognition technology (FRT) and it’s implications for American society. Facial recognition software is diffusing into everyday life, and is not longer limited to a select few. The idea of privacy […]
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RSS Devonie Migues, Civic Participation & the Feelings You Get

  • Blog #11- Privacy vs. Public Safety
    Privacy vs. Public SafetyWhat if we were OK with being watched every second of every day? If we, as a society, had accepted that the government could see our every move and reprimand us for mistakes we have made? It could start small, maybe punishing teenagers for sneaking out of the house at night. Then […]
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RSS Josh Jackson, Storytelling: We’re All Invited

  • Look Mom, No Hands: The Next Steps in Technology
    Either you’ll think I’m insane or in my right mind for saying this, but I truly think we’re only a few decades away from typing complete messages without lifting a finger. I can see a day where we simply look at keys and the letters go onto the page. We will book flights with our […]

RSS Jessie Gabor, Emergine Media

  • Final Blog Post
    This week’s readings tackled a lot of new technologies, such as facial recognition, touchscreens, the Apple watch, and AR (augmented reality). All of the articles talk about their respective subject, but I noticed a slight similarity of all of the readings – the author’s caution to these new technologies. Each author went through pros and […]

RSS KeAmber Council, How to Create a Viral Movement on Twitter

  • Convenient for Us or the Government?
    Evaluating the use of biometrics in everyday life, specifically facial recognition through Facebook, Aletta Norval and Elpida Prasopoulou’s “Public Face? A critical exploration of the diffusion of face recognition technologies in online social networks” mentions the positive and negative implications of the diffusion of biometric technologies into commercial and social media applications. Although the use […]
    thoughtsfromnichole

RSS Hannah Boutwell, Social Networks

  • Week 11
    This week’s readings included several articles dealing with different issues within the topic of “New Frontiers and Solutions.” The first article by Norval and Prasopoulou explores the diffusion of facial recognition technology in society, and argues that Facebook’s opt-out facial recognition technology made users more aware of the “diffusion of biometrics.” The second article by […]
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