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What are Mashtags?

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What are Mashtags?

Activities for topic 1

1. After reading the Introduction of Social Media by Graham Meikle, answer the following questions.

What are Mashtags?
a) Frozen mashed-potatoe chunks
b) HTML
c) A concept created by Rupert Murdoch
(1 mark)

2. The ITU (International Telecommunications Union) reports in its 2015 stats that:

a) 1.3 billion people are now online and 8 billion people are not online.
b)  3.2 billion people are now online and 4 billion people are not online.
c)  4.2 billion people are now online and 2 billion people are not online.  see page xiii in introduction.
(1 mark)

3.  Six of the top twenty most visited web domains in the world are based in:

a) America
b) Australia
c) China 
(1 mark)

4. Facebook draws on a database full of information from users in order to:

a) redistribute wealth to the poor
b) share, share, share and attract advertisers
c) create fake news prior to elections.
(1 mark)   

Possible total marks for week 1 activities = 4 marks Max.         >

Activities for topic 2

1. When was the first pocket calculator designed and introduced in America? (Highlight correct answer)  
a)  1932
b)  1967
c)  1982
(1 mark)


2. What year was the personal mobile phone invented?
a) 1962
b) 1973
c) 1983.
(1 mark)  

3. What did Alan Turing ‘automate’ with his ideas for computing?  
a) Barbie Dolls
b) Repetitive tasks of Human Computers.
c) Benedict Cumberbatch.
(1 mark)

4.  What is a ‘thinking machine’? Discuss in context of the notes in the study guide. Consider human senses and the function of cameras. 
(4 marks)  (Approximately 210 words)

5.  How did creative ideas such as mock-ups or stage props provide starting points for new media technologies? Discuss briefly using two examples from the study guide.
(3 marks) (Approximately 200 words)

Possible total marks for week 2 activities = 10 marks Max.         >

Activities for topic 3

1.  What was Mark Zuckerberg given an award for in 2010 by Time magazine?  (refer to chapter 14, Alphabet to Internet extract on e-reserve).
a) For completion of a PhD at the age of 19.
b) For `changing how we live our lives`.
c) For increasing sales of Time magazine.
(1 mark)

2. What is Facebook`s real mission, according to Graham Meikle (read pages 37-39 of the book `Social Media`)?
a) To give power to the people 
b) To compete with Rupert Murdoch 
c) Always careful to frame its relationships with its users, because it generates revenue from sharing.
(1 mark)  

3.  Facebook and online sites use RSS for newsfeeds - what is RSS?
a) Really Simple Social Media
b) Really Simple Syndication
c) Really Simple Stories
(1 mark)

4.  What does ‘Transmedia’ mean in context of social media? Who coined it? 
(2 marks) (Approximately 160 words)

5. Why do media organisations like the BBC and government agencies e.g. the National Library of Australia, use social media guidelines?  Mention some characteristics.
(5 marks) (Approximately 250 words)

Possible total marks for week 3  = 10 marks Max.             >

Activities for topic 4

1.  How were maps used in 1854? (see study guide and e-reserve reading on maps)  Describe the basic techniques that continue in the digital environment. Clue: overlaying and cross-referencing.
(4 marks) (Approximately 210 words)

2.  See pages 106-115 of Social Media by Meikle and then answer the following question.
How is social media involved in Surveillance?  
(5 marks)  (Approximately 220 words)

3. How is the location of a Smart Phone determined using satellites and the GPS system?
(4 marks) (Approximately 210 words)

.4. Which of the following is the best fit for Facebook`s `Check-in` feature:
a) Satellites and touchscreens.
b) Satellites, triangulation methods and the keyhole markup language.
c) GPS receivers and accelerometers. 
(1 mark)                     

5.  Who sets the safety standards for using civilian drones for aerial filming?
a) The Privacy Commission
b)  CASA
c)   ITU
(1 mark)

6. Lemos discusses various political ideas about location-based media. Which of the following key words best capture his work. (refer to readings for this week)
a) information territories, heterotopy and mobility.
b) mobility, smartphones and cyborgs
c) Maps, cameras and calculators.
(1 mark)


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