• Essays

    Does the Internet Create a Democratic Space?

    Being that social media is a “medium easily accessible for both the source as well as the receiver”, citizens not only have the ability to create but also consume media freely; “connecting, networking and voicing out opinions” (Govindarajan & Ravindar, 2016, p. 4). That being said, Jha and Kodila-Tedik (2019) suggest that “the liberation technology, such as the internet, mobile phones, and social media, ha[ve] the potential to positively influence democratic outcomes” (p. 271). However, upon research, reflection, and experience, it has come to my realization that in coming to this implication, there are also concerns to look into. Although “it is true that social media is a platform to voice ones’ opinion…

  • Process Posts

    The Last Hour of the Internet

    Process Post #4 “If you only had one hour left with the internet what would you do in that time?” When thinking about this question during lecture, I immediately thought about pictures.  I am definitely the type of person that loves to look at pictures as they always bring back the most vivid memories. I am constantly taking photos with my friends and significant other, specifically for the purpose of them to look at later down the road. I love looking at my mom’s photo albums from when she was a young adult, as well as the albums she made for me and brother. Some may say that you don’t…

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