Social Media, Socialnomics and the internet “ideal” of open content

Everything that we’ll discover in Digital Media will relate to how the internet, Social Media, and computers (and the art that arises from these platforms) informs our everyday lives.

Socialnomics is a new word – the economics of Social Media. Research and virility has shown that Social Media isn’t going anywhere, and we (students, teachers, society) must learn about it and how to utilize it to the best of our ability.  Socialnomics is a book written by Erik Qualman. The website is here for more information.

How do you use Social Media? How does it benefit you? Your friends? Society?

The infographic video shown in class is embedded below with a different (read: legal) soundtrack, as compared to the original version which sampled Fatboy Slim’s Right Here, Right Now without permission from the artist.

So, you’ve heard of SOPA, right?  Riiiight.  Did you know that Canada is trying to pass “SOPA’s demonic little brother” through our system that would prohibit sharing, remixing, borrowing and watching a plethora of content.  Scary, no?

If you feel so inclined, you should sign the petition here:

PIPA, another act that is very similar to SOPA, is illustrated well in this video, in case you are visually-inclined. (Good, you belong here).

Protect IP Act Breaks the Internet from Kirby Ferguson on Vimeo.

Where do you stand on SOPA and copyright reform?  Where do we (society) draw the line in regards to digital content?  Where do you personally draw the line?