Social Media, Commodification, and Surveillance
For this assignment, you will write a synthesis paper based on all of the readings in a unit. You can choose any unit you like for this assignment. https://www.athabascau.ca – SELECT MYAU in top right corner Athabasca University – student login: student ID: 3129949 password: 19920404 All reading available in selected unit or in course “reading room” Course: CMNS:201 Assignment #3 Synthesis Paper Chapter 8 – Social Media The synthesis paper must answer the following questions: What are the major themes, concepts, and debates of this unit’s readings? What do this unit’s readings have in common? What are some differences or tensions among this unit’s readings? What is a contemporary example from the media that relates to this unit’s readings, and how is it related to a key concept? “Social Network Sites: Definition, History, and Scholarship,” by Danah Boyd and Nicole Ellison in Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, pp. 210–230. “Social Media, Commodification, and Surveillance,” by Kenneth Werbin in Mediascapes: New Patterns in Canadian Communication (4th ed.), pp. 258–277. “Privacy in a Networked Environment,” by Valerie Steeves in Mediascapes: New Patterns in Canadian Communication (4th ed.), pp. 304–320. Contrera, J. (2016, May 25).13, right now: This is what it’s like to grow up in the age of likes, lols and longing in The Washington Post. Retrieved from http://www.washingtonpost.com/sf/style/wp/2016/05/25/2016/05/25/13-right-now-this-is-what-its-like-to-grow-up-in-the-age-of-likes-lols-and-longing/?hpid=hp_hp-top-table-main_katherine-12p-s7%3Ahomepage%2Fstory
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