In this article it discusses how the stock market has changed and how NYSE and Borders both resisted change. Most specifically, they failed to realize what new technologies meant for their business models. They thought their position in the market was unassailable and they could adapt at their own speed. This leads us to digital truth. Information technology is technology – it is a machine, a system. The truth lives in these systems. Fund data, like everything else now, is digital. It can be represented accurately and instantaneously. Errors are rarely introduced by the machinery. We have to realize that people do things a certain way and always will it is just part of society today.
This article discusses how easy it is today in society to make pictures photo enhanced. Advances in digital technology mean that anyone with a computer and image-manipulation software can easily cut and paste a wide range of images into an apparently seamless whole. Digital manipulation can add credibility to urban legends and hoaxes. In the days following the horrific attack of the World Trade Center, a photo of a tourist being photographed just seconds before the tragedy was widely circulated. Today it is so easy to manipulate a picture and we see it all the time with people posting fake pictures of them with famous people and athletes. Digital manipulation can have serious social ramifications. Presently law makers in Canada and the United States are grappling with the legal issues surrounding the possession and creation of “virtual child pornography” — computer-generated pornographic images that do not use actual children.
This article talks about how the internet can track our every move. For the most part, our names are not associated with that data, thus giving us some privacy protection. But is it still an invasion of our privacy even if our names aren’t explicitly attached? In the article he tries to think of what we can do to stop the tracking of us on the internet. There are two options…you can be mindful of where you go, knowing it is being tracked, or people can use one of the many ways to avoid sharing your browsing patterns. Either way, we have choices that should keep us from being too outraged. When I use the Internet I do not really think much about if they are tracking me. It is crazy to think nowadays that a computer has the technology to do this.
This article is about a team that travels to discuss the digital self and what it is exactly. The concept of the “digital self” is the future of online marketing; every touch with potential customers will be tied back to social in some way, and the deep levels of personalization that the “digital self” allows for will drive marketing efforts. As more and more of today’s society come about digitally we have to realize what we are dealing with and how it will affect us. The articles mentions an easy system to help run Twitter contests, a social addition and a predictive marketing addition to the Digital Marketing Suite, and the ability to create social advertising segments in CQ based on Facebook interest categories. I personally do not have a twitter but this will have an effect on Twitter I am sure. Twitter is slowly becoming the next Facebook in how popular it is becoming.
This link leads to a blog and he also discusses digital self. It discusses how important it is in today’s society to have a good digital footprint. Everyone tries to not have a bad one but it does happen. Teachers are the most common people you here about with them having something on the web and it coming back to haunt them. To check your digital footprint you should Google yourself to see what the internet has about you because it will most likely surprise you what there is on the internet about you. All with this blog prompt you must be careful with what you are posting about yourself because in the end it will come back to haunt you if you are not careful.