Our class article Don’t Post About Me On Social Media Children Say, rang true to me for many reasons. First and foremost, I know I’m not a child but… my dad just got Facebook and he really struggles. It is like a totally new social zone for him, doing tons of things that are some might say, off key. It’s the typical things, liking his own stuff, over “sharing” someone’s posts and posting totally unflattering pictures of his children (25 and 32). Although I guess by me writing about it, it is also sort of socially inappropriate. I think he will forgive me. Now onto the reading, children felt they didn’t want their parents posting about them online for a variety of reasons, whereas parents felt it was OK to post about their children. Even over the last decade, you can see a whole shift on what parents are posting about their children. This could even be seen through Humans of New York, microfashion. The bigger picture is definitely the children’s privacy rights, which would need to be a new post.
This article reminded me of the topic we’ve covered lately, what are you sharing online?
I started off by reading What are you revealing online? Much more than you think and watched both of the TED Talks (see below). I was amazed when looking at language analysis- what could they find out about me via my social media identity? Am I the things I think I am, or are some other traits coming up more frequently? That would be so interesting to took at this in a Psychology class when you discuss personality (I think that is somewhere in the curriculum?). What are we contributing to these websites research without even knowing, I would say without our consent, but that wouldn’t necessarily be accurate. This absolutely reminded me of our reading last week on Maggie’s farm.
As I’m reading the article, I obviously stop on Take This Lollipop, now I encourage each and everyone of you to do that activity, or share with your students. I most definitely woke up at 4:40 am thinking about the horror. I don’t want to give you any hints….
Back to the TED Talks. I was astonished this the data collected by Target and that they sent a pregnant teen coupons before she told her parents she was expecting. This is a must see! It was definitely interesting looking at the curly fry phenomenon and that what we “like” is unrelated to the content, but to the attributes shared by others. Highly recommend!
You can find them both below: