GDSS1016 Internet Identities, New Media Literacies and Ethics (3 units)
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This course generates deeper understandings about Internet participation and how its shift into the cultural mainstream raises ethical and identity challenges for young people. In the virtual frontiers of new digital media landscapes—Google, Facebook, MySpace, Flickr, YouTube, Twitter, Virtual worlds, multi-player online games and blogs—a number of issues emerge related to identity, privacy, authorship and ownership, credibility and participation. It examines the redefining of individuals’ actions both morally and socially, thus challenging moral concepts and social practices and raises debate about citizenship, freedom, democracy, privacy, and responsibility.
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