These are two different essays the first one:
Even when you don’t pay money to use an Internet site or service, you are paying with your personal data
– it’s the main currency of the Internet. In a 1-2 page essay, summarize the current state of data privacy online as it relates to advertising, and argue your opinion on whether and how data privacy should be regulated by the government.
Cite sources in your summary and argument, including the textbook and linked resources below.
– PDF versions attached: Issues & Controversies
– Social Networking & Privacy
– Media Page (audio/video) “I Visited 47 Sites…”
– NY Times – https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/08/23/opinion/data-internet-privacy-tracking.html?searchResultPosition=25 “More Privacy Means More Democracy” –
– https://blog.mozilla.org/internetcitizen/2019/04/25/more-privacy-means-more-democracy/ “I Spy With My Digital Eye” – IRL Podcast
– Mozilla – https://irlpodcast.org/season1/episode5/ “Surveillance Capitalism” – NY Times – https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/24/opinion/surveillance-capitalism.html “Privacy Cannot Be a Casualty of the Coronavirus” – NY Times – https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/07/opinion/digital-privacy-coronavirus.html
The second one:
In a short 1-2 page reflection paper, compare and contrast two different magazine or television/streaming ads. The ads should be for similar products, but from differing magazines or TV shows.
Consider the following questions in your analysis: What types of appeals and persuasive strategies are being used here? (Refer to Chapter 11) What images are used and what is their intended effect on the audience? Do you see the actual product, or is it simply a brand or an idea? Consider the layout, design, text, and language used
– what grabs your attention? How exactly does the ad appeal to the target audience? What different sets of values are being sold? (examples: patriotism, family, ethnicity, sex, beauty femininity, masculinity, age, nature, technology, tradition, etc.) Are the ads selling a particular vision (or stereotype) of what it means to identify as part of a certain group? What does the ad “normalize”?