Monthly Archives: July 2015

Your Digital Footprint: How Personal Information on the Web Can Haunt You Forever

This is a true story but the name as been changed. A boy named Christopher grew up in beautiful Baltimore City, surrounded by loving family and neighbors. He went to a good school – a private school, where the students … Continue reading

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Cyberbullying and the “Bystander Effect”: The Dark Side of Social Media

Social media has the ability to bring people together from across the globe. It’s become a source for people to connect, learn about new things, and expand their networks. Social media has created a whole new way of communicating and … Continue reading

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The Ethics of Broadcast Live Streaming: Balancing the Private Versus the Public

Live streaming is not a particular new phenomenon. Websites like UStream, Justin.tv and Live Stream have existed for years providing users with the ability to broadcast from the comfort of their laptop and/or desktop computer. However, in March 2015 both … Continue reading

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Who Decides What you See? Why Understanding Social Media Censorship is so Important.

(Source: https://globalvoicesonline.org) Social media companies have come under fire recently for their censorship practices. Some companies, like Instagram and Facebook, have been accused of hypocritical policies that lead to content removal. Other companies, like Twitter, have faced criticism for their lack … Continue reading

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Does Consent Make Nudity on Social Media Acceptable?

As humans, we see at least one naked body per day: our own. Nudity is something that we are exposed to from day one; it is only the nature of said nudity that changes with time. The way that we … Continue reading

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The Costs of Speaking Your Mind Online

Social Media plays a huge role in today’s society. Today, there are 2,078 billion active social media accounts in the world (See full list of facts and statistics here). Social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram allow us … Continue reading

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How Our Oversharing Has Made Facebook Millions

It used to be a rule of thumb to not share personal information with a stranger. Nowadays, we practically put a copy of our Driver’s License on our Facebook page. We’ve slowly become accustomed to putting it all out there … Continue reading

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