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by Irving A
Today’s article did not directly link to the week’s topic. Nonetheless, it caught my eye and it brought some awareness of the power of the World Wide Web. In particular social media, this happens to be the biggest highlight nowadays. More specifically Twitter, the article is mainly about the usage of social media and the impact it has. In this case it was the consequence it had when not used properly. Ronald martin gets paid to give opinions on CNN until he was indefinitely suspended for a mistake on the social network. Like many he posted his personal opinion on a sensitive subject, not many of the people who read the comment approved of it. The tweet read as followed “if a dude at your Super Bowl party is hyped about David Beckham’s H&M underwear ad, smack the ish out of him! #superbowl.” Gay advocacy groups among others felt as if the post was advocating violence against homosexuals. This is not the first or the last time that someone gets in trouble for posting on the web.

This relates to the course because it is about the web. We have learned that blogging is a big part in having ones website or in this case name to be recognizes and become popular. Twitter is a blogging site that as we now is a place that can hurt your career and image. Because like the web, it is not regulated one has the ability to post anything that comes to mind. Not always will others agree with your opinion or stand and thus cause problems or solutions.

The World Wide Web is a great advancement and has evolved from 1.0 to what we now use 2.0 in were we as human can interact more with the web. We are able to use it for good or for bad. The possibilities that this technology has are endless. We humans do not realize what power comes from it, we use social media as if it was a diaries, we share ideas, believes and personal life to the web as if it was a person. This has proven to harm and help others.

CARR, D. (n.d.). Twitter Is All in Good Fun, Until It Isn’t – NYTimes.com. The New York Times – Breaking News, World News & Multimedia. Retrieved February 13, 2012, from http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/13/business/media/twitter-is-all-in-good-fun-until-it-isnt.html?_r=1&ref=technology