Discussion Week 13

Based on your media log, and the kind of media you use on a regular basis, what are your responsibilities in using media?

Austin M.

During the media log research my television usage was the highest. Second in the race was my Internet use. When I use both of the media I have to be responsible. My ethics kind of rule my responsibilities that I put on that media use, and myself but there are also different responsibilities that are not instituted by me. For example, the Internet has restrictions placed upon it. I cannot use the Internet to steal someone’s identity or look up ways to commit a murder. My responsibilities though rest upon government set rules and my ethics. In television, my most used media, my responsibility is to be literate and understand that television shows or networks may have biases to their news. I may not be getting the full picture so I may have to look for another network for the other side. My other responsibility when watching television is not to watch television too long for health concerns. If I sit in front of a television for too long, without physical activity, I will see an effect upon my body. I also may become lazy and unprofitable to society. The same goes to the Internet, my second largest media usage. If I were to sit on the computer and Internet all day, I can grow carpel tunnel syndrome and become tired. I also have to be careful on the Internet when it comes to research. I cannot use someone’s work and claim it as mine. I have committed plagiarism. Media has a fair share of responsibilities but I believe that my responsibility is to be literate in that category, and apply my ethics and intelligence when using those mediums. If not I can see legal troubles, physical troubles, or lack of knowledge (biases) start to grow in my life. It is good to see things from both sides and to be able to manage the media to benefit and not hurt you.

Discussion Question Week 13

Based on your media log, and the kind of media you use on a regular basis, what are your responsibilities in using media?

By: Shelby Schroeder

My daily use of media mostly includes spending time on the internet, mostly on Facebook and simply browsing other websites.  Like every student here when I use a website  it is my responsibility to not plagarize material.  In the growing technology today it is very easy to steal someone else’s work or idea and get away with it; however I feel I have a moral and ethical obligation not to do this.  I also use Facebook a lot, this gives me the power to say or do anything to anyone I want in fact it gives everyone the power to.  I think it’s actually quite amazing how instant our communication can be with anyone in the world, and most of the time people use this in a productive or respectful way.  Sometimes people get out of hand though and don’t respect other people on social networking sites.  Overall, I believe all my media use can be summed up in this quote that I heard when watching Spiderman, “With great power, comes great responsibility.”

Discussion Question #13

Based on your media log, and the kind of media you use on a regular basis, what are your responsibilities in using media?

By: Marina Eggen

The media I use the most is the Internet.  I mostly use it for the entertainment side but I also use the Internet a lot for educational purposes.  I use it to aid me in my projects, papers, and everyday homework assignments.  It is such a helpful tool for me being a college kid with lots of homework to do and papers to write.  My greatest responsibility as an avid user of the Internet is to not plagiarize.  I need to give credit where credit is due.  If I use someone else’s work to help me finish my work, I need to cite their work or mention their name and what I used from them.  It is very easy to cite websites form the Internet, and it’s my responsibility to do so.  Sometimes I don’t even realize I am plagiarizing someone’s work because it is so easy now a days to copy and past from the websites to my word documents.  I just need to stay focused and cite all the sources I use no matter what.  Another responsibility I have as a media user is to respect the rights of copyrighted material.  I should not be stealing from any companies that have this material.  It is my responsibility to pay if I want the movie or song.  I should not be pirating movies just because I don’t want to have to pay for them.  It is somewhat easy to watch movies online on free websites, or download music without asking.  It is my responsibility to not do those things.

Discussion Question 13

Based on your media log, and the kind of media you use on a regular basis, what are your responsibilities in using media?

By Jimmy Lavorato

My personal media responsibilities are mostly involved with not committing plagiarism. Being enrolled in a college it’s my responsibility to use my resources in a way that credits both the hard work of myself and others that willingly pledge that work to assist me and others. Besides plagiarism, another thing that should be avoided is cyber-bullying. There’s been many occurrences of cyber bullying on the news where someone has been targeted online and treated badly. This is a bad type of bullying because sometimes mental punishment can be more damaging than actual physical punishment. Since the majority of my media usage was based on music-sharing and streaming websites, music pirating is another thing that shouldn’t be done. It’s important to not take the easy route and download free music because the artists that created that music worked hard and earned the money.