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‘Free for all.’ What could go wrong?

First of all, check out the short Powtoon I made… This week I am going to be discussing the advantages and disadvantages of a content producer making their materials freely available online. Open access is defined nicely in this video: ‘Open access is free, immediate, online availability of research articles with full re-use rights.’ This means the content is available to anyone wherever in the world. Continue reading →

Open Access

For this week’s blog I have decided to do a prezi, there is no sound on it and I have posted all links in the reference section here. Please enjoy. References http://www.theguardian. Continue reading →

The Open Access Debate

Source Open access is “about making all scientific research content available for anyone anywhere in the world” (Shockey and Eisen, 2012). The short video below explains the key difference between open and restricted access, using the characters of Charles and Julie. Throughout this module, we have been embracing the digital tools and information available to us in order to develop our knowledge on different topics and make new discoveries. Continue reading →

Open Access: not all it seems…

The open access debate is exhaustive with passionate stances both for and against publishing freely available online content. Before reading anything, this question didn’t seem debatable to me: of course everything should be open access, to facilitate educational and scientific advances. After all, “education is first and foremost an enterprise of sharing”. However after some research, I realised that in practice it’s not as easy nor perhaps as beneficial as it may seem. Continue reading →

Online access: positive or negative?

No such thing as a free lunch: adverts targeted at users subsidise free sites. Image:   I was going to start with a wonderful article on the benefits of freely available web content – but I couldn’t remember my password to access it. I am, of course, joking. A great deal of web material is available for free, even if some publishers choose to charge a fee for many of their articles. Continue reading →

Open Sesame

Taken from Sir Tim Berners-Lee envisaged the internet as being something accessible to as many people as possible which is why he invented the World Wide Web. The open access movement share this belief and push for information, particularly scholarly information, to be more widely available without charge. The idea of content being available freely online seems highly desirable but it is not without its risks. Continue reading →

Dear Deidre…

The face of an Open Internet? Confused? You won’t be if you have been following the latest victory in Open Access this year. This is the news that since the start of December 2015, the Sun has removed its online paywall. So now we are free to see the latest addition of Dear Deidre: Dear Deidre – My girlfriend is a PORNSTAR and a CHEAT What does this signal for Open Access? This signals a reversal of claims made saying 90% of businesses content will be behind paywalls. Continue reading →

Open Access

Explain the advantages and disadvantages to a content producer of making their materials freely available online Hi everyone, I enjoyed making my Topic 4 summary so much that I decided to try and use SlideShare this week! Please let me know what you think in the comments. This presentation looks way more professional than iSkysoft Slideshow I made last week, so pleased with this weeks development. Continue reading →

Reflection on Ethics – tl;dr

As Tom commented, “the consequences are so clearly unethical” when it comes to online piracy. The point I was trying raise was that, whilst most hosting sites state they will prevent the upload and distribution of pirated material, they don’t enforce it effectively nor do they take full responsibility for the uploaded material. Continue reading →

Reflection of topic 4

After topic 4 blog finished, I received many comments of my blog which made me learnt a lot and I also changed a little bit thinking. Although it is wrong that parents spy on their children because they have no right and it may results children rebel, appropriate monitor is necessary. Because parents have responsibility to protect children and keep them in a healthy situation. As children, they don’t have mature thinking. Continue reading →

A reflection on ethics

The discussion of online ethics is a broad one, reflected by the huge size of the internet itself. My post this week focussed on the ethics of tracking online. In particular, a discussion of the issues and an analysis of how of the ethics of these practices. Analysing the specifics of the laws in this area was particularly difficult, not least because of the international nature of the web. Continue reading →

Reflecting on Topic 4: How nosey are our employers?

This week’s topic of privacy was very broad and it allowed me to focus on something of interest: do our employers spy on us? I found that it was much more than just social media ‘stalking.’ In fact, employers can potentially spy on their workers from many other means such as security cameras in the office, access to employees’ work emails and search history, and perhaps even a company phone fitted with GPS would give a boss the ability to track his or her employees. Continue reading →

A Reflection on Ethical Issues of Social Media

Discussing this week’s topic has opened my eyes to a whole range of new ethical issues that have arisen due to the advent of online social media. Since writing my own blog, and reading others, I have realised that many of these issues have no clear solution. Que’s post really highlighted one of the main issues for me, which is the potential danger that children and teenagers are exposed to online. Continue reading →

Reflecting on topic 4:Looking at the ethical issues of social media

  Via Guerilla Marketer – This week’s topic brought with it a huge variety of content from my colleagues. While I decided to look at the issues of freedom of speech online, other posts concentrated on topics such as privacy and public shaming and I was blown away by the creativity that allowed me to delve deeper into the ethical problems surrounding social media.* Lucy considered whether or not potential employers have the right to spy Via AdLibbing. Continue reading →

Reflection: Ethical Issues Online

This week I decided to try and cover a much more controversial topic. I tried to cover the question from a much closer look at one particular issue as opposed to trying to touch on as many issues about the question as I could. Most people seemed to write about the ethics of companies spying on their customers and collecting their data. This seems to be addressing the same problem that I addressed but from a different angle; the great amount of spying that can happen online. Continue reading →

Final thoughts on the ethics involved in the use of social media

Source I was amazed by the vast amount of ethical issues which were covered in topic four’s discussion, so much so that I decided to gather all the ideas that we, as a group, explored in the diagram below. A summary of all the ethical issues which have been explored by my fellow bloggers and myself in the last fortnight. I chose to focus on a specific area involving online privacy: whether or not our potential employer has the right to spy on us. Continue reading →

Revisiting: Privacy versus Security in Social Media

Privacy is an important concept to me. It’s something I’ve been aware of since an early age, the idea that I should be entitled to be able to expect a degree of privacy from my parents. They always said they’d never snoop through my things – they always instead asked that I talk to them about any […] The post Revisiting: Privacy versus Security in Social Media appeared first on Russell Kingsfield. Continue reading →