Since the creation of the World Wide Web, the modern Internet in 1990, it has evolved several times. These evolutions are slow, hard to define and ever-changing. We begin to define the Web’s changings by calling Web 1.0, Web 2.0, Web 3.0…etc. These evolutions have brought us to the world we live in today. Today social media is everywhere. It’s used in personal lives, business, K-12 education, higher education and government. Social media is even used by terrorist organizations. When using social media we need to be aware of it’s impact (positive and negative) and the ethical ramifications of using Social Media.
Read and view all of the following links:
Web 1.0 vs Web 2.0 vs Web 3.0 vs Web 4.0 vs Web 5.0 – A bird’s eye on the evolution and definition
This is an oldie but a goodie: Social Media in Plain English
19 Do’s and Dont’s of an Effective Social Media Presence
Ethical Issues in Social Media
Social Media in War:
Social Media’s Role in the Recent Election
Consider Googling recent celebrities and read the news articles about their posts on social media that have resulted in legal action, firing and/or public shaming .
Roseanne Barr, James Gunn, Josh Hader, etc
Read, Watch, Review and do your own research to answer these questions in about a one-two page response. Submit your response in the “Assignments” section.
- How has the internet evolved over time? Where do you think it is headed?
- What are some of the protocols you currently follow to ensure you are portraying an ethical and positive web presence?
- After reviewing the materials and doing your own research, summarize what have you encountered regarding social media and ethics.