Week 5: Creative Commons

Well, here it is my last blog post for New Communication Technology!

I have really enjoyed writing the weekly blogs and learned a lot about Communication and Technology!

here is an image from Creative Commons which is a website that provides images, videos music at more! These images are free for anyone to use and will protect you from copyright.


Reference List

Flickr. (2016). Brick-moji: Smiling face with smiling eyes. Retrieved from https://www.flickr.com/photos/ochre_jelly/29254873204/in/photolist-VWMg9e-uoi4j9-v3HTho-UiAruf-Lzdc7i-AWmwqq-RDuP9o-PTHBpK-yfA9Uk-KGKCpz-NF2d5y-MdqEuY-UyWn2D-MwyW3F-Lz9SzA-Fnk36R-LBoTrA

Week 5: Cyberactivism



According to Techopedia (2017) Cyberactivism is defined as “Cyberactivism is the process of using Internet-based socializing and communication techniques to create, operate and manage activism of any type. It allows any individual or organization to utilize social networks and other online technologies to reach and gather followers, broadcast messages and progress a cause or movement. Cyberactivism is also known as Internet activism, online activism, digital activism, online organizing, electronic advocacy, e-campaigning and e-activism.”


Cyberactivism and The Arab Spring


After the Arab Springs cyber activism has become increasingly important. Social media played a vital role in influencing the decision making of governments, citizens, and politicians. Information technologies have the potential to transform society, there have been major political changes in Egypt, Tunisian and Iran since in the beginning of Arab Springs due to cyber activism (Sandoval-Almazan & Ramon Gil-Garcia, 2014).

Web 2.0 technology plays a vital role in cyberactivism, with 6 billion people in the world owning a mobile phone it has become very convenient to communicate and share information online, making it a very accessible platform for social protests and empowering citizens to reach their common goal (Sandoval-Almazan & Ramon Gil-Garcia, 2014).


Reference List

Definition – What does Cyberactivism mean?. Cyberactivism. Retrieved from https://www.techopedia.com/definition/27973/cyberactivism

Sandoval-Almazan, R., & Ramon Gil-Garcia, J. (2014). Towards cyberactivism 2.0? Understanding the use of social media and other information technologies for political activism and social movements. Government Information Quarterly, 31(3), 365-378. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.giq.2013.10.016

Sendible Insights. (2015). The Past, Present, and Future of Politics and Social Media. Retrieved from http://sendible.com/insights/the-past-present-and-future-of-politics-and-social-media

YouTube. (2015). How The Arab Spring Changed Europe Forever. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lGGDfmhKoyk


Week 5: Soical Media Survey

This week we are asked to create a Survey on the popular website SurveyMonkey, we were required to post this survey on our personal social media platforms for our friends and family to participate in.

Out of my 743 so called “friends” on Facebook, only 79 people participated in the quiz.

Out of the 79 participants, 62% of them use 1 – 3 social media platforms, 38% spent 2-3 hours per week on these platforms. Facebook was the most favorable used with Instagram being the second preferred choice. 63% of the participants agreed that social media doesn’t make them feel unsure of their relationship and 53% were somewhat concerned about there personal information being accessed on social media.


Week 4: Evolution of the Web

The Evolution of the web is made up of three major parts. Web 1.0 Web 2.0 and Web 3.0.

I found this video gave a great insight to the evolution of the World Wide Web.


Web 1.0

Web 1.0 was the start of the world-wide web evolution, it is widely known as the read only web because the platform only designed text and images in a static form, There for having zero interaction with the consumer and the information (Rudman & Bruwer, 2016).

Web 2.0

Web 2.0 is an extension of the original web 1.0, in 2004 O’Reilly Media was the first to announce the term Web 2.0 (Rudman & Bruwer, 2016). Different organizations, programmers, and consumers collaborated to contribute information to the world-wide web enhancing the content on the web (Rudman & Bruwer, 2016). The Key Features of Web 2.0 are summarised as; Community and Social: To share view, edit and create content on the web; Technology and architecture: Multiple platforms and devices that use software and applications; Business and process: A network that uses cloud technology’s, resources and software (Rudman & Bruwer, 2016).

Web 3.0:

According to Rudman & Bruwer (2016) web 3.0 is defined as “A variation in names is also apparent and the names include, amongst others, Web 3.0, the Semantic Web, the Transcendent Web and the Web of Things û henceforth referred to solely as Web 3.0 (p.137).

A new concept in web evolution was the computer generates new information instead of humans (Rudman & Bruwer, 2016). Technological devices look at habits and preferences of users by doing this it can give more substantial targeted information (Rudman & Bruwer, 2016). Theses habits and preferences will be stored in a organised manner so Web 3.0 can analyse and distribute the data over all types of networks, devices and machines that will then be turned into valuable information and knowledge (Rudman & Bruwer, 2016). Web 3.0 will soon become an integrated web system where the machine will be able to collect and understand data similar to how a human would (Rudman & Bruwer, 2016).




Rudman, R., & Bruwer, R. (2016). Defining web 3.0: Opportunities and challenges.The Electronic Library, 34(1), 132-154. Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com.libraryproxy.griffith.edu.au/docview/1758084721?accountid=14543

YouTube. (2008). Evolution Web 1.0, Web 2.0 to Web 3.0. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bsNcjya56v8

Week 4: Social Networking

Is Social Media destroying our society?

Being raised in a generation born at the peak of technology and social media it is pretty clear that social media rules our lives.

In a recent study, Australians spend almost 50 hours a week on social media that’s including Facebook, Instagram, and social media (Korssen, 2016) . The study by R U OK also released information that the same people who participated only spent 6 hours a week with their family and loved ones (Korssen, 2016). I find this very sad because it’s true we care more about whats on our phones more than spending quality time with our family and friends, we crave social media and having people reassure us that we are valued and loved by every like or share we receive from a post.

It is true we care more about whats on our phones more than spending quality time with our family and friends, we crave social media and having people reassure us that we are valued and loved by every like or share we receive from a post. Although some families do still stick to the no phones at the dinner table rule is this now enough to maintain a proper human relationship? 

While I was trying to find a funny video about social media this video popped up instead… I found this video very confronting as it really is how our society is living.

Reference List

Korssen, T. (2016). Australians spend 40 hours a week on social media, national R U OK? study finds. Herald Sun. Retrieved from http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victoria/australians-spend-40-hours-a-week-on-social-media-national-r-u-ok-study-finds/news-story/62ab8fd65056cf9b3bda57c088cd90a2

Youtube. (2013). The Social Media Generation Animation. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGU8yjjJXD8

Week 3: Cyberpunk

What is Cyberpunk?

Neyon Dystopia describes Cyberpunk as ‘Cyberpunk is a sub-genre of science fiction that features advanced science and technology in an urban, dystopian future.  On one side you have powerful mega-corporations and private security forces, and on the other you have the dark and gritty underworld of illegal trade, gangs, drugs, and vice.  In between all of this is politics, corruption, and social upheaval.’ (“What is Cyberpunk?”, n.d.)


Reference List 

artursadlos. (2017). Cyberpunk City. Retrieved from https://www.deviantart.com/art/Cyberpunk-City-683952796

What is Cyberpunk?. neon dystopia. Retrieved from https://www.neondystopia.com/what-is-cyberpunk/

Week 3: Cybernetics

In the Interdisciplinary Science Reviews journal article author Halbern Orit explains how two men mathematician Norbert Wiener and psychiatrist Warren McCulloch, have a different understanding of human perception and cognition (Halpern, 2012).

These men believe that ‘cybernetics and, by extension, computational technology, possessed a normative prosthetic capacity. Deeply attuned to ideas of human limits and disabilities, cyberneticians envisioned perception and cognition in normative terms still deeply inflected by older modern ideas about the human subject from psychology and pathology.” quote Cybernetic Sence Interdisciplinary Science Reviews.’ (Halpern, 2012)UniStuttgart

This Youtube video describes the Term Cybernetics:


Reference List 

German Institute of Technology. Universität Stuttgart: M.Sc. Engineering Cybernetics. Retrieved from https://www.tu9.de/research/5265.php

Halpern, O. (2012). Cybernetic sense. Interdisciplinary Science Reviews, 37(3), 218-236. doi:10.1179/0308018812Z.00000000018

What Is Meant By The Term Cybernetics?. (2017). Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5VaMJXUqTU

Week 3: Cyber Space

According to the Webster’s New World College Dictionary cyber space is defined as “the Internet together with connected computers, etc., thought of as being a boundless environment providing access to information, interactive communication, and, in science fiction, a form of virtual reality.”


Image Sourced from http://labs.sogeti.com/the-rule-of-law-in-cyberspace-by-mireille-hildebrandt/


Reference list

Cyber Space. (2014). Webster’s New World College Dictionary. Retrieved from http://www.yourdictionary.com/cyberspace

Cyber Space. (2017). Retrieved from http://labs.sogeti.com/the-rule-of-law-in-cyberspace-by-mireille-hildebrandt/

Week 3: Humans and Technology

Humans and Technology

This weeks theme is Humans and Technology I have found a very interesting Video about the future of humans and technology by futuristic speaker Leon Hard.

In the Video Hard discusses the future of humans and technology, his theory is that humanity will change more in the next 20 years than the 300 years before. Hard goes on to discuss that technology is now a defining factor in our society and by 2027 computers are likely to match the compacity of the human brain!

In the future hard also talks that technology will become a part of us, contact lenses will be able to connect to the internet and nanobots will run in our blood stream to fix our clerosterol!

I thought this video was interesting as hard also questions will these new waves of technology be creepy or interested? heaven or hell?  and what will it mean to be human in the future?

I guess we will just have to wait to find out!



Cyber Terms

The cyber terms cyber space, cyber netics, and cyber punk are all important communication aspects of technology.

Reference List

The future of technology and Humanity: a provocative film by Futurist Speaker Gerd Leonhard. (2015). Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4uo1FlcQENk