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Kean University 2021, The Network

Moving Beyond Lockdown

As I read the article, I cannot help but appreciate the insights put together by the author. For a long time, introverts are misunderstood and overlooked. They are seen as weird members of society who have a world only they can understand. This is a painful judgment from the people who feel superior over the others just because they can express themselves socially. But the stigma has to end now. I admire how this article shed enlightenment to the readers […]

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Kean University 2021, The Network

Push Back

The invasive proctoring apps have not only been a danger to privacy groups but also students. Jason posits that numerous petitions have been signed across the nation and world where students have been pushing teachers and school administrators to consider what the app is creating. Schools have to consider this degree of organized activism where students from different universities keep pushing against proctoring surveillance apps. For instance, students from the University of Texas, Dallas, have been petitioning their college to […]

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Kean University 2021, The Network

Off Topic

Greetings to all eyes that have fell upon this blog. I wanted to take a little bit of time to offer each of you some advice. I know, advice is like opinions and everyone has one. There is another saying, but it’s language is inappropriate for the intended purpose. I ask that you please be patient and hear me out. Maybe something I have to say will stick with you and help you in your future coursework. The past year […]

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Kean University 2021, The Network

SPYING ON YOU

In the video, Zuboff explained the concept of surveillance capitalism, how it has diverted away from the actual significance that it used to be, disseminated across sectors, and affecting everyone who does not understand the new logic behind it. Talking about it, Zuboff concluded that surveillance capitalism is now a new form of capitalism that is more dangerous than capitalism itself. This kind of capitalism exploits people and does not even allow people to have a clue about it in […]

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Kean University 2021, The Network

They are Watching & Listening

In the TED talk entitled We’re Building a Dystopia Just to Make People Click on Ads, Zeynep Tufekci uses her expertise as a techno-sociologist to elaborate how the use of Artificial Intelligence by different social media platforms has changed drastically over time. Tufekci demonstrates how this change in personalized A.I also implies greater risks and more serious consequences for the users. Tufekci provides a clear and informative discussion about A.I and how our simple, regular actions on the internet can […]

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Kean University 2021, The Network

I See Me

Chapter four, “Automated Diaries” in Rettberg’s Seeing Ourselves Through Technology, explores and discusses: how our technological devices keep track of nearly all of our information and store them,how do the apps manage to raise our attention by the specific way they represent our “stored data” to us and,How do these devices and apps affect and filter our lives, for a brief summary.  While this chapter of Rettberg’s is more in the direction of an informative speech/essay, she describes and discusses […]

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Kean University 2021, The Network

Gazed & Confused

The best element of this article is the term it comes out with in what is becoming a rapidly increasing tradition of giving a human-like treatment to technological tools. Despite that the argument appears the exact opposite to this, it is rather intriguing that the author decides to defend human interaction by anthropomorphizing a computer program and giving it among all other human qualities the one of gaze. The primordial discussion of the author revolves around how the users see […]

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Kean University 2021, The Network

Who Cares’?

It was nice to kick off our journey into the PPU. I feel like we all took something away from the messages that were being given to us. I thank each of you for your time, patience and empathy as we went through the information about the careers gap. Could I ask each of you to provide me with feedback on the journey we took last week. What did you like about the journey? Was there anything that you didn’t […]

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Kean University 2021, The Network

Gaps

I hope all of you are doing well and not in pain from having to ‘shovel out’. So we are kicking things off with an in-depth issue that our society has faced for a very long time, gender pay gaps. Gabriela Saldanha has added her thoughts on how it is affecting carers and non-carers through the pandemic. Please take a moment to read my in depth review of her contribution to the Post Pandemic University and the Caring Gap. I […]

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