I decided to write my book analysis on The Future of Reputation by Daniel Solove and The Peep Diaries by Hal Niedzviecki. I noticed right from reading their summaries the major theme was privacy, and it was, but not quite the same meaning.
While the Solove’s book focused on the negative aspects of peoples lack of privacy can hurt their reputation in the future Niedzviecki’s book was merely written out of curiosity with society’s new interest learning to read about other peoples lives while reading about yours as well.
My book analysis goes into depth about the authors strengths and weaknesses throughout, their major themes, what ramifications can become of them, and what affect their topics should have on readers for their future. As I mentioned already the major cornerstone issue that is both discussed in the books is privacy and also law. Another similarity I found interesting is that they both discuss real life blogger characters. Each author blogged themselves to get a feel with what “peep culture” is all about.
I liked how each author really had a hands on learning environment about social media, this made them more credible and that you knew they were talking from experience.
In my opinion I enjoyed reading The Peep Diaries because it was written in a lighter tone that was more comedic. While The Future of Reputation was horror story after horror story like the “dog poop girl” that made me never want to be on a social media site again. This story that I did not mention in my analysis is about a Korean girl who’s dog pooped on the subway and she didn’t clean it up, which eventually ruins her life and shes known worldwide as “the dog pooped girl.”
I agreed that the feeling of wanting to feel accepted or noticed is normal. Each book talked about it as a sense of “community” because that is what every human being wants. Social media sites is the new hobby from ages 9-90 and I don’t see them going anywhere, anytime soon.
Due too a recent article alarming and surprising news has been announced. Can anyone estimate how much facebook is worth? I knew I couldn’t but was very surprised to find out the recently facebook is announced to be worth $100 billion dollars! Just even in 2011 last year facebook’s value was recorded at a revenue of $3.7 billion dollars. That is also an 88% increase from the previous year.
The article goes into detail of how facebook was started. All by a colllege student in his dorm room. We should all be familiar with his name by now, Mark Zuckerberg. He created facebook which originally was only meant for Harvard students than branched out to other elite college and eventually now is global. That all started back in 2004, now look where facebook has gone.
Facebook is now used by businesses and corporations to help sell and promote things. Facebook has also started revolutions and helped organize protests. If it wasnted for this social media site Egypt would not have gone through their revolution because facebook was a major factor that helped the citizens of Egypt to organize and come together for rights of the people. In the article it states, “Facebook is the worlds largest social network, with more than 800 million active users around the world, and roughly 200 million in the United States, or two-thirds of the popluation.” That is incredible numbers! I just couldn’t believe that is how many facebook users there are and most of them are in the Unites States.
All with the exception of China. China does not operate facebook, China has stricter rules. But I can only imagine if China did allow facebook how many more users there would be. The article also states some interesting facts that facebook on Feb 1st of this year took its first step of becoming a publicity traded company. What does this mean? This means that in your news feeds and opening on facebook page you will be seeing a lot more advertisements. Trading of the stock is to begin by late May of this year