5 GROUP ARTICLES                                           Konica Sharma  






)    This article is about teachers using social media as a learning tool. Over here they show the percentage of teachers who use it on a regular basis.  The “faculty professional use” of this is that 55% of them use it monthly while a large 45% of them never even used it. This survey is of 8,000 people and 41% of college professors use social media in the classroom. This is 34% higher than in 2012. Professors can use Twitter to give the students a “broader sense of who they are as scholars”  One professor interviewed lets the students make a decision on whether they want to use it or not, and it will not impact their grade if they choose to. Another professor prefers to keep her relationship with her students only professional and doesn’t support the usage of twitter. Other professors think its a way to express their work, and showing off their accomplishments on Facebook or Instagram. Professors interviewed had mixed point of views, it was more of a 50/50 type of feel, half supporting it and half not. Others think that the hype is just a fad and it will soon go away, just as “Myspace” .         



2.) This article is about ending the spread of rape culture involving social media. Recently no charges have been filed for the rape and sexual assault on Ohio students. These 2 students were video taped and photographed of the gruesome deed happening to them. After this, it was uploaded and spread all over. Using text messaging and viral videos. The article is stating that society is degrading women by abusing them and publicly scrutinizing them over social media. It is also saying, there are people who will stand by and photograph on this and then post it all over the web just to become famous . Many of these heinous assaults on teenagers are being viewed all over the internet. One such as “Hottest Gang Rape Ever”, has been viewed a whopping 14 million times!  Society has lost sight of what is happening to the victims and there needs to be people who shall stand up for the victims. This article says to retweet “#EndRapeCultureOhio” all over the web .



3.)  This article is about Social Media changing relationships. Over here it shows that many “Adolescents” are drawn to social media for a relationship. It even states that a 

“10-year-old should be considered an adolescent who can be drawn towards a relationship with the opposite sex”. This article says that these children who were most likely deprived of parental attention and/or are in need of a co-dependent relationship  are more likely to search online for a relationship. These adolescents view their Facebook account as their “personal identity” and think their looks and number of friends can signify reality. These adolescents aren’t properly developed to handle a relationship and if they throw themselves in one, it usually ends badly. One extreme case as the 14- year old in an online relationship with a 22-year old man, she ended up committing suicide. The article is trying to prove that such a “harmless” friendship online can end up one person losing their life.              



4.)  This article is about how the “iphone 5S” will change social media.  The iPhone 5S is coming back and it comes out stronger than ever. The article says that the iPhone 5S is going to be a lot more upgraded, which will be faster and have a more clearer image quality. Since smartphones can sustain websites such as “Vine” and “Instagram”, more people can use their phone to upload whatever they wish for. According to Apple, more photos are taken everyday with the iPhone than any other camera, which was likely a major factor in their focus on developing this aspect of the phone. With new features like burst mode, image stabilization and a sensor that captures 33% more light than the previous sensor. This means millions of users can connect faster and upload more better on their mobile phones. Even companies are taking advantage of this and Burberry is one of them, being the first to use the “smart phone camera”. The goal is to involve themselves with their customers and make them feel more “humanized” and more of a connection with them. 



5.) This article is about how Social Media privacy settings could affect your future. In this article it says that Facebook has made a major change, more and more teenagers are abandoning Facebook and moving on to other competitors such as Instagram and Snapchat. The reasoning for this is because 13- 17 year olds have now the abilities to post what they want publicly, earlier it was only allowed to friends and friends- of- friends. They say it is a poor choice because now predators can come after them and it also spoils job opportunities. This former privacy policy was designed to “protect teenagers from not only strangers ,but themselves”. Admission officers now Google their candidates and their Facebook pages and 35 percent of them discovered something about an applicant which affected their application. This is a huge 218% increase over the previous years.  93% of recruiters admit to reviewing their candidates, 42% say that they reconsidered a candidate when they found something offensive, with 83% negative reactions to sexual posts. On the contrary, posts such as  donating and charity had a 65% favorable rate. This article is saying, even if you’re 13 or 14, think twice before you write something, once it’s written down, it’s there forever. It also says to change your name or remove your last name, just to protect yourself from this. 




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