Sunday, September 15, 2013

ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES ESSAY: HOW SKYPE AND SIMILAR APPLICATIONS HAVE TRANSFORMED OUR LIVES


Social networking has come a long way since the first internet chat rooms many years ago with Skype and similar applications becoming firmly entrenched in our lives. The benefits of such technology are undeniable but it is not without disadvantages. Do your research and write an essay discussing the advantages and disadvantages.
Reading material to make notes on
1.       “How Social Media Changed the Way We Communicate” http://www.informationgateway.org/social-media-changed-communicate/
2.       “Skype: How the Online Chat Revolution Has Changed Our Lives” http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-23862352
4.       “Skype: Advantages and Disadvantages” http://meghanarcherskype.blogspot.com/2012/03/skype-advantages-and-disadvantages.html
5.       “Using Skype to Help Your Practice” http://emrmeaningfuluse.blogspot.com/2011/09/using-skype-to-help-your-practice.html
Videos to watch and make notes on
1.       Yochai Benkler  “The New Open Source Economics”
2.       “How Big Brother Effects Your Everyday Life” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AfapbKKLRGg 
3.       Sherry Turkle “Connected but Alone” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7Xr3AsBEK4



1 comment:

  1. Skype is wonderful for social & personal interactions. For business meetings, security is top priority for me; hence switched over to RHUB web conferencing appliances. It works from behind my company’s firewall.

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