Tuesday, 20 March 2012


Will widespread wireless broadband connections, such as Wi-Fi, put an end to printed newspapers and magazines?
Why or why not? Would you prefer to read newspapers and magazines in print or on a mobile device that provides similar or better readability compared to print media? Why or why not? How can the media industry take advantage of the wireless Internet trend?

            - Widespread wireless broadband will not be a hindrance for the media to continue printing newspapers and magazines because not everyone can access the internet, maybe almost but not all. Adults, especially our grandmothers and grandfathers grow old reading news in a printed material. Some civilized places do have easy access to internet connection, thus, provinces may not be able to read news using computers or the like. For me as a student, I would prefer reading news on a mobile device because it is more convenient and cheap. Just a click away and *poops*, I can easily have news that I want. Everywhere I go, internet accessibility is so much easy because of the fast outgrowing of technology.  Media industry can take advantage of the wireless internet trend by means of having their own web sites wherein they can post their articles, news and other informations that are usually printed in newspapers. Though in reality, media industry can fall down because of this scenario but they should continue to produce printed newspapers for those who can't access internet connection. Media industry is where every news starts, so even there is a widespread of wireless broadband connections, they should continue what they started--bringing printed news to people. :)


Should text messages sent by employees be private? Why or why not? How can employers create and enforce policies regarding the content of text messages sent on employer-issued smart phones?
Should employers demand that smart phones providers offer the option to send all employee text message communications to the company on a monthly basis? Why or why not?

            -Text messages should not be private for security purposes. In this world where we are not certain of everything, anything can happen. Many incidents wherein because of intact and private messages, the security of a company is lessen. These simple text messages can possibly cause crimes such as theft and sabotage. The employee and the employer should have an agreement regarding the content of text messages that are not to be in private mode to ensure that only employer-issued texts are the only one that is being read. If not, the employer would not have any privacy on his or her life. Some companies here in the Philippines provide cellular phones that are to be use for company concerns only. If every company can provide mobile phones for each employee it'll be better to tighten the company's security. Employers should not demand that smart phone providers offer the option to send all employee text messages communications to the company on a monthly basis because employers should accept whatever decision that the company selected. Employers can have options but it is dependent to the company if they will be given a chance to choose. For me, as an employer you are force to accept whatever rules and policies that are implemented by the company. The company should knows what is best for their employees.  


When you shop online, how do you go about determining which online merchants are trustworthy?
How do the methods that you use differ from merchants you visit when you walk into a store for the first time?
Are consumer advocacy groups or the government the better choice for regulating online transactions? Why?

            - Almost everyone likes the idea of making purchases online, but unfortunately the internet can be a battlefield. The trustworthy of online merchants can be determined by knowing some of their basic information such as name and address. Also, if the merchant is popularly known, it means that many trusts the merchant in his or her goods or services. Methods that I use in online shopping are almost the same when it’s my first time to walk in into a store, they only differs on how I purchase them. Online shopping is an electronic commerce wherein transaction is made online. While in a store, you can easily purchase the goods at that moment. Consumer advocacy groups are better, this means that it is a trustworthy web site to purchase goods. There are ways to ensure that you are best protected on the internet, one way is to limit the online purchases that you make to a single transaction. There is a lot of risk to both the buyer and seller with online purchases. Make sure that you are always conscious of the risks when shopping on the Internet, and only deal with merchants that you can trust.