A1: Primary Source Contextualization “For the last decade or so, the Web has bee

A1: Primary Source Contextualization
“For the last decade or so, the Web has been defined by Google’s algorithms –rigorous and efficient equations that peruse practically every byte of online activity to build a dispassionate atlas of the online world. Facebook CEO
Mark Zuckerberg envisions a more personalized, humanized Web, where our network of friends, colleagues, peers, and family is our primary source of information, just as it is offline. In Zuckerberg’s vision, users will query this
‘social graph’ to find a doctor, the best camera, or someone to hire – rather than tapping the cold mathematics of a Google search.” (p.163, Misunderstanding the Internet. This is NOT a compliment of Facebook. Read the textbook to contextualize this quote.)
In your answer,
a) Identify the time period the author discusses (NOT the year the source was published)
b) Identify the nature of the source, if applicable (was it from a book, speech, film, or another source)
c) Give a brief description of the author(s) of the source
d) Identify whom/what person/event/ideas was the author advocating
for
e) Identify whom/what person/event/ideas was the author advocating
against
f) Discuss the audience whom the author was directing that source to, and
g) Provide a brief explanation on the details of the source based on our
in-class discussion and assigned readings.
B.2: Explain how the Internet shapes democracy 500 words or more. Democracy in this course refers to
the processes in which members of a society decide who to vote for; how individuals
express concerns over important issues of a society; or how they exercise
supervision over local or national governments. Use at least THREE of the following
assigned readings to illustrate your argument: (a) Brittany Kaiser, Targeted (b)
Foucault’s panopticisim, (c) “The Internet of me (and my ‘friends’)” of
Misunderstanding the Internet, and (d) pp. 11-16, 20, 154-156, and 159 of
Misunderstanding the Internet (lecture on empowerment, April 26).

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