I think the key points to remember from this week’s lecture were ‘ New media and changing perception of surveillance.
The development from traditional broadcast media( eg. televison, radio) to social media is not simply a process of replacement. It aslo represent people’s changing perception of surveillnce. When we share our activities, opinion and information with a network we proactively join in our surveillanceTthere are alway two sides of argument.
Some valid points were raised from people who believe that surveillance is good
When people think they are being watched they behave differently and therefore will behave better and act as better public citizens.
Can help with targeted marketing campaigns with data collected
Surveillance for security purposes is great as it helps catch and people hold accountable for their actions.
opposite ideas, Someone point out surveillance is bad as:
It is suggested that surveillance can be annoyed people’ life. As Someone who do not want to disturb by the targeted marketing of personal products.
Surveillance may lead to the total abuse of personal data. This is seen as the location services being used through phones have the potential to time, track and target people.
Some bad guys can exploit the system to spy through social media and other platfroms and steal someone’s private information..
An example I think this week’s topic relates to is facebook that is a social network where people can share their information ( profile information, activities, opinion, location, ect) so why do users join in a surveillance apparatus that suggest their information could be exploited? answer this question, it is recommended that consider the central aspects of facebook use seen as a surveillance practice.
Fristly, user re not only passive objects for others
secondely, user should not be considered”victims” as voluntarily share personal information.
third, they should not be considered part of a trade-off.
Sum up, I found it very interesting that surveillance is contribting make facilitatin social interaction.
Albrechtslund, A. (2013). ‘New media and changing perceptions of surveillance’, In J. Hartley, J. Burgess & A. Bruns (Eds.), A Companion to New Media Dynamics, West Sussex: Wiley-Blackwell, pp. 311-321