Social Media and Online Privacy and Group Work Reflection Paper

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You are provided with six (6) challenges that are related to human information behaviour. These challenges are designed to get you to explore interesting corners of the Internet related to the course. You need to submit three (3) of the challenges as part of your Reflective Portfolio.

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Challenge #6: Statement of Personal Learning *REQUIRED* Format Options (choose one): • Video Blog (3-5 minutes) • Podcast (5-10 minutes) • Response Paper (500-750 words) Instructions: Use the following five (5) questions to complete your Statement of Personal Learning. This statement must be included as part of your Reflective Portfolio assignment. Questions: 1. The Introduction assignment during the first week of the semester was designed to get you to assess your skills, aptitudes and interests. a. As you look back over the semester, can you identify an area where you experienced personal growth? b. How have you grown as a student this semester? c. Did you notice any changes in how you approached your work by the end of the semester? Personal Skills Inventory Worksheet Section 1: Interpersonal skills This section covers some of the key interpersonal, communication and project management skills that you will need throughout the semester. Take a moment to rate yourself using the scales below (0=hopeless; 5=amazing). Social skills Instructing: Teaching others how to do something. 0 5 12 n/a 34 Negotiation: Helping others reconcile differences. 0 5 12 n/a 34 Facilitation: Enabling others to share in constructive dialogue. 0 5 12 n/a 34 Persuasion: Convincing others to change their minds or behaviour. 0 5 12 n/a 34 Coordination: Adjusting your behaviour depending on others’ actions. 0 5 12 n/a 34 Service orientation: Looking for ways to help people. 0 5 12 n/a 34 Social perception: Picking up on others’ reactions. 0 5 12 n/a 34 Self-reflection: Accurately assessing your personal performance. 0 5 12 n/a 34 Motivation: Encouraging others to complete tasks. 0 5 12 n/a 34 Active listening: Listening with full attention. 0 5 12 n/a 34 Active learning: Understanding the implications of new information. 0 5 12 n/a 34 Critical thinking: Using logic and reason to analyze problems. 0 5 12 n/a 34 Speaking: Conveying information verbally. 0 5 12 n/a 34 Informal writing: Communicating written information casually. 0 5 12 n/a 34 Formal writing: Preparing written information professionally. 0 5 12 n/a 34 Reading comprehension: Understanding written paragraphs. 0 5 12 n/a 34 Time management: Managing personal time and others’ time. 0 5 12 n/a 34 Project management: Ensuring the project tasks are completed. 0 5 12 n/a 34 Communication & management skills Complaint management: Handling concerns and problems from others. 0 5 12 n/a 34 Problem solving: Breaking down complex problems into smaller tasks. 0 5 12 n/a 34 Section 2: Information and Technology skills This section covers abilities related to information and technology. Take a moment to rate yourself using the scales below (0=hopeless; 5=amazing). Information literacy skills Need assessment: Identifying the extent of information needed. 0 5 12 n/a 34 Retrieval: Accessing information effectively and efficiently. 0 5 12 n/a 34 Strategy: Knowing where and how to look for information. 0 5 12 n/a 34 Evaluation: Assessing and analyzing information critically. 0 5 12 n/a 34 Application: Applying information to accomplish a specific purpose. 0 5 12 n/a 34 Implication: Recognizing socio-economic and legal information issues. 0 5 12 n/a 34 Technological competency skills Tool selection: Determining the right tool for the job. 0 5 12 n/a 34 Technology design: Adapting technology to serve user needs. 0 5 12 n/a 34 Navigation: Negotiating the Internet to find information. 0 5 12 n/a 34 Productivity software: Working with basic office software (e.g. Excel). 0 5 12 n/a 34 Creativity software: Working with multimedia software (e.g. Photoshop). 0 5 12 n/a 34 Database: Managing large amounts of information in data collections. 0 5 12 n/a 34 Troubleshooting: Determining the cause of operating errors. 0 5 12 n/a 34 2. What is one thing that you learned in this course that you will apply in future courses and in the “real world”? 3. How did this learning relate to your goals (personal, academic or professional)? 4. This course used a problem-based learning (PBL) approach to complete the consultant report, which can be frustrating for students. What is your reaction to the PBL methods used in this course? Was the strategy successful for you? Why or why not? 5. If you were to give one piece of advice to students taking this course next time, what would it be? ...
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Reflective Portfolio – Outline

Challenge #1: Social Media and Online Privacy
Challenge #2: Group Work


Challenge #4: Evaluating Information Sources


Challenge #5: Information Seeking Behavior


Challenge #6: Statement of Personal Learning



Reflective Portfolio


Reflective Portfolio

Challenge #1: Social Media and Online Privacy
The audit of my Facebook profile revealed that my privacy settings are limited to friends
and only me depending on the features and impacts on my social media presence and usage. In
this regard, only my friends can see my posts lookup my email and phone number, a review of
posts that are tag my profile is required, no one is allowed to view my friend lists, and a search
engine is linked to my profile. Although I did not change the settings after the social media audit
because of their consistency with privacy goals, I learned some new things during the exercise. I
learned the importance of identity confirmation feature under the general privacy setting because
it illustrated how user give unintentional consents for technology companies to use their
identities for their commercial purposes. Also, it taught me that while Facebook designed the
feature to prevent the use of its platform for the spread of misinformation, the default feature
authorizes the company to retain the identity card of the user for 12 months when users fail to
modify that setting to delete the encrypted ID within 30 days from its records. Hence, this social
media audit taught me that the privacy settings of the platforms are dynamic, and users must
keep abreast of them to protect their personal information.
Meanwhile, social media can affect the privacy of users in different ways, including the
impersonation, harassment, intrusion by companies, and stalking. Hackers and spammer are
using the publicly available personal details such as date of birth and email addresses to gather
information about potential victims that are used to impersonate the individual after modifying
password through the settings on social media platforms. Also, the location-based services that
are needed by mobile apps to improve user experiences provide the means for unauthorized
elements with malicious intents to stalk and harassment people after compromising their privacy



online. Similarly, the challenge that is created by the need to distinguish digital marketing from
privacy intrusion is another method that social media can be used to affect the privacy of users
(Jung, 2017). Although users can control the type of advertisement that appears on their timeline
on social media platforms, some of the social media sites such as Instagram that is owned by
Facebook allows sponsored posts according to the accounts that users interact with on their
platforms. An additional dimension of how social media can affect the privacy of users is how
the location services expose people to harassment from strangers who use the information on
their posts to track their whereabouts and stalk them for their malicious purposes. Consequently,
the potential of social media platforms to expose users to harassment, stalking, impersonation,
unsolicited marketing materials are some of the ways that social media affect the privacy of
Furthermore, the implications of our dependency on social media platforms for
interacting with friends, families, and customers can impact the reputation of users in both
positive and negative ways. Regarding the positive impact, social media is an effective platform
for connecting with people for different parts of the world and sharing ideas about important
social issues and interests in various subjects (Rode, 2016). The use of social media platforms in
this manner can help people to develop their reputation as advocates, social commentators,
product enthusiasts, influencer, and experts in various fields, among others. However, these
benefits of social media platforms can have negative impacts on people's reputation through their
use by people with malicious intents to impersonate the person or spread false information about
them (Rode, 2016). For example, a fraudulent person or entity can use the influence of a famous
social commentator on homelessness to defraud people to donate their money to a related notable
cause such as the care of homeless people during the current COVID-19 pandemic. In other



words, social media platforms have the potential to affect the reputation of users both positively
and negatively, regardless of the strength of t...

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