Web is widely known as the Internet. Internet is a medium through which information can be viewed, reviewed and used either in a positive or a negative way. As everyone has an access to the information, there is a threat of misusing the data or sources available. A person can modify anyone’s data leading to unauthorized access and huge loss or damage; hence there is a need to secure the system thereby preventing the increasing cybercrimes. Now the question arises how to verify whether the security provided is accurate, adequate and correct?
Many people use social media to discover and gather personal information about friends, acquaintances, and even strangers (pictures, likes, relationship status, political views, friends, locations, personal preferences and more).It is the free will of an individual to decide how much information he or she are willing to share on social media outlets. Many people, myself included, are concerned with the difficulty to protect privacy. Maintaining the confidentiality of information and preventing others from misusing it in ways that are beneficial to them is very important online interactions. The use of social media is creating a society unable to maintain personal confidentiality. The question that comes to my mind is there are people better off interacting amongst themselves knowing that an individual’s public and private figure are available online.
Social media is used as a source of information on individuals as well as organisations. As a result, it is becoming increasingly common for company’s Human Resources department to assess the Facebook page and other social networking sites of both existing employees as well as job candidates so as to assist them in their employment practices. For that reason, employees and job candidates have to be cautious of the kind of content and information which they decide to post on their social network pages. This is because nowadays employers or future employers are able to make use of the anonymity of online personas with the aim of gathering private details or monitoring the private life of the staffs or job candidates on the social networking
According to Psychologist Dr. Jim Taylor, the world of social media today is transforming self discovery from a process of knowing thyself to rather showing thyself. (Taylor: online). Your online persona, or rather social media profile, can in many ways be viewed as a form of self-presentation. Self-presentation, which is “the conscious or unconscious process by which people try to influence the perception of their image”, is not only natural, but also takes place in the offline world through social interactions (Junco : 111). We have a perceived images of ourselves and we want to communicate to the outside world and ensure that other people see us as we view ourselves.
This is usually data that is collected about you from the internet where you inadvertently provide a site information about your preferences and lifestyle by the products you browse. An active digital footprint is created when a user deliberately shares information with the
Papacharissi define a public space as a ‘forum of political deliberation’ (The Virtual Sphere 2002), whilst a public sphere is defined as something the ‘internet could facilitate…that promotes a democratic exchange of ideas and opinions’ (The Virtual Sphere 2002). One of the main questions asked from reading this article is, does a public space really create a democratic society? The effects of the internet on politics are still being argued, as it is still unknown if the technology is benefiting politics or if politics are being ignored due to technology. I strongly believe that the internet and cyberspace is having both positive and negative effects on politics. By creating forums on the internet, every computer-user has access to raise and voice their opinion.
Social media needs censorship rules so the user’s behavior will be controlled. When an individual try to censor someone else post on social media, it takes multiple people to report the photo before they can take it down. The new solution chosen is better because the post manager or on the app censor will be able to determine it first hand and see if it is appropriate for social
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Have you ever thought that everything you post goes out to the outside world, through your contacts, to their contacts, and their contacts, contacts and so on? A Social network is defined as an online community of people with a common interest who use a website or other technologies to communicate with each other to share information or resources. The question is, though. Is Social networks used the right way, or is it getting abused in the wrong way? People are using social networks in the right ways sometimes.
According to Huarng and Christopher (2003) the type of product has its specific influence on the online consumer behavior too. This makes more difficult to identify consumer