This module has illustrated both sides of the spectrum in terms of how the internet can be used for good and bad.
Online communities, a platform for debate, a platform for change, and a platform to learn are just some of the major positives o the internet that have been further illustrated during Network Society and the Media lectures/seminars.
But what about the bad?
There are a few different negatives I could focus on, but i’ve decided that the one with the most direct relevance to me is probably that of privacy.
The internet can be used to learn an astonishing amount of information about users. Appearance, friends, interests, hobbies-even where they are and where they live. Can this really be right? Well actually, yeah.
There is a genuine need to be vigilant in what you are doing online. This is now abundantly clear. This shouldn’t mean no longer taking in all the benefits of the internet, but recognising the need to be thoughtful is very important