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New Forms of Social Media

and Social Networking

In the 1990s, the advent of technology gave
birth to new forms of media. Tim Berners-
Lee, a British computer scientist, invented
the World Wide Web, which is an
information space linking documents and
other web resources through URLs and can
be accessed via the Internet
The Internet is a digital form of media
that involves the computer serving as
an information highway. The e-mail, e-
books, e-zines, and e-journals are
offshoots of the Internet and act as the
digital versions of traditional media.
Thus, people are no longer confined to
getting the information relevant to their
lives in printed ways but can now access
them online.
The new forms of media are more interactive
that the old one. As the 21st century
ushered in, a different form of media with a
social dimension to it emerged. Facebook,
Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram are some of
these forms of "social" media sites. Once you
decide what media you are going to use,
begin with social networking in any sites to
engage with your audience.
Challenges to the Use of
Social Media and Social
Cyber-bullying involves the use of electronic
communication to bully a person, typically by
sending intimidating and threatening messages.
Stalking has troubled social media users as they
(and their personal information) are stealthily
pursued by unwanted individuals
-Identity theft involves the fraudulent
acquisition and use of a person's
private identifying information like
Social Security or driver's license for
financial gain.
-Finally, hacking involves illegally
obtaining passwords to access
another person's computer, website,
or social media account.
Plan of Action for
Response to Change
In the Philippines
The Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012 (Republic Act No.
10175) is a law approved on September 12, 2012. It aims to
address legal issues regarding online interactions and the
Internet in the country. Among the cybercrime offenses
included in the Act are cybersex, cybersquatting, child
pornography, identity theft, illegal access to data, and libel.
Several petitions have been submitted to the Supreme
Court questioning the constitutionality of the Act. On
February 18, 2014, the Supreme Court ruled the online
libel provision of the act to be constitutional, although it
struck down other provisions, including the ones that
violated the provisions on double jeopardy. The petitioners
planned to appeal the decision.
In Other Countries
In 2015, US President Barrack Obama
signed the Cybersecurity Act of 2015
into law. In New York, computer-
related crimes are penalized with a
fine and at least five years