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The Social Dilemma: From Screens to Real Scenes

The Social Dilemma: From Screens to Real Scenes

Literary
By FATIMA B. BADURIA   AS the 2022 national election draws near, the social media climate grows increasingly toxic. The polarization of political beliefs intensifies and ideas ranging from the logical to the conspiratorial find their way to the collective consciousness. Rather perplexing, online attacks can be similar on both sides of the pole: an accusation of idiocy. Those who stand firm with their preferred national leaders are bemused that other people do not choose the same. The Social Dilemma provides an explanation for this phenomenon. Directed by Jeff Orlowski, the documentary explores the underside of social media. It zeroes in on the inner workings of the technological industry and exposes the repercussions social media has on society.  Experts in the fiel...
Journ educator encourages youth to stay vigilant on social media

Journ educator encourages youth to stay vigilant on social media

News
by MATTHEW DAVE A. JUCOM and JENNA KAYE M. PANDANAN JOURNALISM COORDINATOR and editor of PressONE.PH Felipe Salvosa II has encouraged the youth to be cautious in consuming news on social media, especially amid a pandemic through a podcast titled “Talakayan” on Saturday.  Salvosa pointed that the youth are able to express, communicate and consume information through social media that made it have a huge impact on young people.  "Young people are able to express themselves more, especially on social media, and I can see overall [...] that our young people today are very much oriented towards achieving social justice,” Salvosa said. Salvosa however said that social media is not value-neutral as some people use social media as an avenue to introduce misinformation and disinformatio...
Student orgs’ socmed posts to be monitored by admin

Student orgs’ socmed posts to be monitored by admin

News
by: KRISTINE ERIKA AGUSTIN THE UNIVERSITY has released a memorandum stating that all social media accounts of student organizations shall be monitored by the administration following the resumption of co- and extracurricular activities for academic year 2020-2021. UST Office for Student Affairs (OSA) issued a list of “guidelines in the responsible use of social media” on Aug. 8 for the purpose and for managing and protecting the social media accounts of the organizations. Following this development, student organizations are now required to submit a “permission to post” form to be approved by the organization adviser before they can publish any content on their social media platforms. “The organization adviser shall monitor the social media accounts/postings of the student orga...
The dangers of toxic social media content

The dangers of toxic social media content

Perspectives
By MARK JOSEPH B. FERNANDEZ THE EXISTENCE of social media is revolutionary for the communication process. Consumers of the said medium (netizens) can easily connect with prominent people because of its boundless reach. These prominent people, who are called social media influencers, can also gain a multitude of followers in the speed of light depending on the creativity and originality of their content because of the unlimited scope social media offers. With its wide range, social media can easily connect influencers with netizens. That is why a single content from a social media influencer—whether it is of good influence or not—can greatly produce various reactions from netizens in an instant. A specific example of this is the notorious content of beauty blogger Michelle D...
Social media, youth key to political mobilization, says educator

Social media, youth key to political mobilization, says educator

News
THROUGH THE proper use of social media, the youth can empower and raise social awareness in the society, a journalism educator told Thomasians in a forum held Thursday. Assoc. Prof. Danilo Arao of the University of the Philippines Diliman believes that the youth can serve as a tool in political mobilization even by merely uploading relevant posts on social media. He reminded the youth to weigh in the relevance of what they are posting online, noting that political mobilization “has more to do with how we use information and [share] it via social media.” “The realization in political mobilization is that you don’t lose sight of the bigger objective which is shaping public opinion,” he emphasized. However, Arao said that the content of online posts is neglected because the yo...