Coded Bias, a documentary about artificial intelligence and how this technology misclassified women and dark-skinned faces. Technology that is proven to be not neutral. Coded bias reveals how much power technology already holds over us. “The film shows a facial analysis system that fails to register Joy Buolamwini, a black…

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It is no surprise as technology and the internet evolve so will the world around it. A prime example, activism. Activism isn’t just marching down the street, strikes, sit-in, or boycotts. With technology, it has become more. Digital activism the use of technology and platforms for political action, it…

There are almost always ads for sites I have recently visited or was just visiting or products/services that I frequently look at. For example, I usually spent a good chunk of time on the internet looking at shoes and fashion. StockX, a website for buying and selling these goods, I…

“There is growing concern that people without access to the Internet are unable to participate meaningfully in the economic, social, and political life that is increasingly being lived on the Internet and through the communication and creation capacities that it affords” (Pazurek & Feyissa, 2015). As America has been struck…

Digital citizenship is in high demand, and a survival tool for generations to come. Digital citizenship “refers to the responsible use of technology by anyone who uses computers, the Internet, and digital devices to engage with society on any level” (Zook, 2019). This meaning, knowing how the internet works, making…

Participatory culture is defined as a culture where you are not only a consumer but only a producer, not only are you consuming content but you’re also creating and sharing it. This is a culture where you feel your contribution matter, you feel apart of a community (Jenkins, 2010). For…

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At the beginning of this course, it never occurred to what other platforms were considered “social media” like YouTube, Pinterest, and even Linkedin. I won’t lie, I genuinely thought it was Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat, four social media platforms. Therefore the concept of social media is changing and…

It is safe to assume the majority of us use social media, we at least have one account associated with social media. With teens, it’s safe to assume that those accounts have been visited numerous times again. Common Sense Media and Pew Research Center revealed how these statements are rather…

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