HUM/176 MEDIA AND AMERICAN CULTURE
Week 4 Discussion questions
Week 4 DQ 1
The Week Four Tool wire Learnscape explores the effectiveness of using social media to bring attention to WhizBang Games. In general, do you think the benefits outweigh the problems of publicizing any business in this way? Why, or why not? Week 4 DQ 2
· Social media appears to add different benefits and values. What benefits do social media offer for your personal use? What type of negative experiences, if any, have you had from social media? Compare your answers with those of your classmates. How do they differ? Week 4 DQ 3
· Do you think virtual interactive communities are genuine communities? Why, or why not? Week 4 DQ 4
· Given the trends in online gaming, what roles beyond entertainment do you see for gaming in the near future? Week 4 DQ 5
Do you think the makers of violent and sexually themed games should be held responsible for the behavior of those who play them? Why, or why not? How much responsibility do parents have in allowing children exposure to these sources?
Week 4 DQ 1
The Week Four Toolwire Learnscape explores the effectiveness of using social media to bring attention to Whiz-bang Games. In general, do you think the benefits outweigh the problems of publicizing any business in this way? Why, or why not?
Yes I do think that the benefits outweigh the problems of publicizing any business this way because by using social media you get more exposure for marketing, advertising, sales, and product information. Using social media for publicizing any business is a smart idea, in today's world everyone uses social media sites to interact, whether it is for personal use or for business purposes. Facebook can be to advertise, you can add visual product information, it allows for people to leave comments about the product, it can also provide a networking community for other social media sites. Extra exposure (especially positive ) is great for any business, most companies today have twitter and Facebook accounts, they provide product information, coupons, location information, contacts, and there is a way the people can give instant feedback. Social media advertising is the way of the future, I can't name any business that does not use social media.
Week 4 DQ 2
• Social media appears to add different benefits and values. What benefits do social media offer for your personal use? What type of negative experiences, if any, have you had from social media? Compare your answers with those of your classmates. How do they differ? Social media does add different benefits and values. There are several benefits that I have received from using social media for my own personal use. I use Facebook. Facebook has allowed me to remain in contact with my friends and family all over the world. I have made friends using social media that I most likely would never have met in person. Facebook has allowed my former high school classmates to find me and keep me informed on activities and functions like our class reunion. I have family in the military that is stationed overseas in Germany and Afghanistan. I am able to keep in contact with them and their families using social media. Never before had I imagined that such would be possible. Thinking about it now, I am still overwhelmed by it all. I have witnessed a couple of negative experiences. Several of my friends either clicked on a link or opened an attachment that was linked to a virus and it assumed control of their friend’s lists and sent other infected links out to random friends on their lists. If these friends clicked on the link or opened the attachment, they became infected with the same virus and it would send the links to various people on their friends list. When this has happened to the same person on numerous occasions, I had to remove that person as a friend because that person was a security risk to not only themselves but to me and...
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