SMC300 Cheat Sheet - Week 2

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Week 2Key Attributes of SNS SOPAproblems doesnt do what it proposes but gives more threatsin the past illegal to SELL mixtapes but legal to share with friends DMCA tries to prevent copying simply via tactical means SOPA threat is treating consumers as thieves policing and controlling freedom of expression not merely American issueShirky we are living in the middle of a remarkable increase in our ability to share cooperate take collective action all outside the framework of traditional institutions and organizations lifeblood of internet is direct target of SOPA posting comment creating entry blogging posting or reading open source DMCA provides safe harbor for online content hosts avoid copyright liability by following procedures ie removing infringing contentconsequences of copyright infringement would be harsher sites banishedcriticisms defined in sweeping terms corporate biasedrisk of which hunt mentality on caution shut down sites forumsability to share and engage social and culture outside framework of traditional institutionsboydEllisons definition of SNS2007 already 100s of SNS supporting wide range of interestsdefinition webbased services that allow individuals to 1 construct public or semipublic profile within a bounded system 2 articulate list of other users with whom they share a connection and 3 view and traverse their list of connection and those made by others within the systemnetwork not ntwking emphasizes relationship initiation often between strangers while netwking possible on sites not primary practice and doesnt differentiate them from other computermediated commargue truly unique characteristic of SNS is that contain articulated social ntwks enable users to articulate and make social ntwks visiblecommon features profiles unique pages featuring personal information about user descriptions photos tastes selfpresentation perf and impression mgtbackbone of SNSprofile friends articulated list identifying relationship with others in system many bidirectional confirming friendship others not followers
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