CCT109H5 Lecture 10 999831240
"What's so social about social media?"
Surveillance, Consumer Culture, and Social Media
This class (Talking about social and new media: Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr etc..)
New media under surveillance
Think about and understand social media as domestic surveillance
Present ourselves online
Understanding the political economy of social media
Stimulating brand engagement
Have you ever "Facebook creeped" someone after meeting them. What
about someone you never met?
Why do we do that? Curious about a person? In every regard. Interested in
personal information and photos. A picture is worth a thousand words.
Tagged in a photo you don't want. Employers look at the picture. Time
investment into facebook
What does it mean to "prune" your friend list (i.e. remove people from your
friend list or your news feed?)
People become increasingly aware that they are being watched
Delete "friends" because they were only added to have as many friends as
What do we mean by surveillance ?
"Big brother" approach? Not really...
Suppress conversation, sites stimulate you to say something about oneself.
Not really about CCTV but digital surveillance. (Collecting information about
a person) Surveillance as "bad"? Pleasure in viewing others. Surveillance is always been
around. Drivers license, passport, etc
Surveillance as lateral visibility, people watching each othr, and being watched in