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The Cocoon Effect of New Media Does new style of media cause people to be recluse, hermits because they don’t need to socialize with others?

Shamma Abdulla Al Falasi - 200705489 Instructor: Catherine Strong


Outline:  “Cocoon” meaning.  The mass media devices, and the new  technologies.  Social networking.  What is “Human Cocooning” ?  Advantages and disadvantages.  Facts and statistics.

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“Cocoon” A bag of silky threads that some young insects make to cover and protect themselves while they are growing.* *Longman Dictionary COM – 209

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Mass media devices

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and the new technologies

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Social networking

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Does new style of media cause people to be recluse, hermits because they don’t need to socialize with others?

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“Human Cocooning” COM – 209

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“Human cocooning”

“It is the process whereby people surrounded themselves with only the political and social information that they find comforting, appealing, or acceptable.”

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Advantages and disadvantages of networking

 It motivates people to LIME [ Learn / Influence / Meet / Entertain ]

 It made the world a small village.  It increased the interaction across culture.

 Inappropriate language, nudity, sexually provocative images, etc.  Some Social Networking services allow people to view profiles without logging on.

 It is an important source of

 It isolates some individuals from their knowledge. families and friends.

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Facts and statistics According to Comscore:  Blogger: 222 million visitors  Facebook: 200 million visitors  MySpace:126 million visitors  Wordpress:114 million visitors  Windows Live Spaces: 87 million visitors

http://socialnetworking.lovetoknow.com/Facts_on_Social_Media COM - 209 Popular Media and Society


In 2007 by Bradbaldwin studies:

http://www.bradbaldwin.com/2007/10/24/world-wide-social-networking-users-by-location/ COM – 209

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In 2006:

(ARS technica) *http://arstechnica.com/old/content/2007/07/report-south-korea-tops-in-social-network-us-fifth.ars COM – 209

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The gender distribution for social networking

In 2007

by Pipl statistics

http://pipl.com/statistics/social-networks/5-facts/ COM – 209

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Be careful from this !

And feel free to ask questions ..

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References • http://arstechnica.com/old/content/2007/07/reportsouth-korea-tops-in-social-network-us-fifth.ars • http://www.netaddiction.com/ • http://visualrevenue.com/blog/2007/08/online-socialnetwork-participation.html •http://www.desishades.com/images/socialnetworking 3.jpg • http://www.smemon.com/social-networkingadvantages-and-disadvantages/ • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lYoAwfh4QOU • http://pipl.com/statistics/social-networks/5-facts/ • http://www.bradbaldwin.com/2007/10/24/world-widesocial-networking-users-by-location/

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