A DAY IN MY LIFE AROUND MEDIA.

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Hello ECI832,

This week’s assigned blog post task kept me really thinking. Do I have to catalog my whole day I spend on media? Looks like I should, I got a bit worried because I was not sure what this will divulge about me but guess what, in a way, I was excited. So, here I go. My alarm goes off on my phone at 6:30 AM and I stumble around to search my phone and hit snooze so that I get another 10 minutes of sleep, after the alarm goes off for another couple of times and I repeat the process of snoozing it, that’s when I decide it’s time to start my day. What is the first thing I do?  Obviously, I grab my phone and check my emails and once I am done with that, I check my WhatsApp application to see what was going around back home(India) In my social groups when I was asleep.

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Once I am done with my WhatsApp then I quickly move onto the twitter app on my phone to see if anything interesting has been posted since I last checked night. If there’s something of my interest I spend some time with it, quickly retweet it or else just move on to check what’s the weather looks like for the day. After I grab my cup of tea I prefer to use apps like BBC, CNN etc.  These applications give me a sense of what is going around the world, I also prefer to keep a close watch on the news going around back home so I prefer to have another look on few other reliable news applications such as NDTV, TIMES NOW etc. I love music and online radio streaming stations are my preferences. I stream various radio stations on my phone and few other devices while at home or when I am at the university. I enjoy hearing to my favorite channel on my way to university to get an update on recent events in sports, entertainment, politics, weather.

At lunchtime, I check my emails again for any new messages and of course all my social media application. As I scroll through many applications on my phone I check out what’s happening in the news. I guess I am kind of addicted to those news applications on my phone. As I finish my day and head back home I open my transit app to check my ride back. Once I am back home I involve in group chats on WhatsApp, watch a few more Snapchat/ Instagram stories, read a few tweets and call it a day.

Back in the good old days, when individuals got their news mostly from newspapers, magazines, radio, and television, it was usually very easy to figure out when someone was spreading fake news, but internet and social media has made it complicated. News

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irrespective of true or fake its spread within no time and Some websites intentionally write false, amusing stories and try to pose themselves off as real. My personal strategies for analyzing and validating information on whether the news is fake or real is to validate them with various trusted media networks. Whenever I see a news I always try to look for the same form other sources and confirm its validity. I always consider the source, When I read any news section, I always consider the source before trusting or sharing it and check the article’s sources like looking at the author’s information to validate if they are real, reliable and trustworthy.

Finally, it is very important to be informative about identifying fake news, the article,  Evaluating sources in a “post-truth” world: Ideas for teaching and learning about fake news, is an excellent resource that contains a number of different lesson plans and activities regarding the challenges of fake news. To wrap this post, I would like to know how do you plan to tackle fake news? And if you find one on social media websites how often do you flag or report it?

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LITERACY IN DIGITAL ERA

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As the famous Quote states “Education is not the answer to the question. Education is the means to the answer to all questions.” Therefore, I believe that a well-educated individual has one of the life’s most valuable possessions that too as a result of one’s own hard work. Education is the only companion who will be by our side at all times and will never let us down. That is why; a concrete foundation is indispensable in shaping one’s future. Being educated and getting literate has a whole different meaning and I will not dig deep into that discussion but being literate today means a lot more different than what it used to be. The definition of literacy is not constant, it changes and develops to mirror the varying requirements of society. Earlier, the definition of literacy was the ability to read and write books or any printed materials, but the same definition is no longer adequate for this contemporary and digital era.

To address this week’s question “What does it mean to be literate today?”, I was questioning myself because, as society and technology change, so does literacy, according to the NCTE (National Council of Teachers of English), Active, successful participants in this 21st-century global society must be able to:

  • Gain proficiency with tools of technology
  • Develop relationships with others and confront and solve problems collaboratively and cross-culturally
  • Design and share information for global communities to meet a variety of purposes
  • Manage, analyze, and synthesize multiple streams of simultaneous information
  • Create, critique, analyze, and evaluate multimedia texts
  • Attend to the ethical responsibilities required by these complex environments

Technology and digital media are altering the meaning of literacy and creating new challenges for teaching and learning in this digital age. Digital literacy, by its description, incorporates an extensive range of skills, all of which are very essential in this rapidly developing digital world. The traditional printed medium is fading away and the skill to understand information found on the internet and digital media has become more significant. Children who do not possess these appropriate digital literacy skills will find themselves vulnerable and left behind just like an individual who does not possess the ability to read and write.

As educators, one of the important concept that we have to focus on is making our students digitally literate. In this digital age, the digital natives are very well equipped with the knowledge of using digital devices but they do not comprehend the appropriate use of them and that is what makes digital literacy more important. One of the significant components of digital literacy is the skill to not only just find the information, but also to assess it appropriately. It is so true that media can be decoded and today’s children are really good at it, they try to make meaning of most of the

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things they see and read over the internet, digital media and in day to day life but  most of the occasions not in an appropriate way and that is what makes media literacy more important and Andrea Quijada TedEd video Creating critical thinkers through media literacy does a wonderful job in explaining it , I completely agree when she states that once students know how to deconstruct media they have gained superpower and I believe that, as educators it is our responsibility to direct them in that direction.

In this media-saturated culture, our kids spend a great amount of time on the internet and they access an enormous amount of data from many sources. It is very important that they are equipped with right media literacy skills which are very important and essential proficiency in the digital age. Media literacy is the skill to recognize different types of media and understand the messages they’re sending, the article “What is media literacy, and why is it important”?  stunningly describes the meaning of media literacy and how it goes beyond the ability to just read and write in the digital world. It narrates how media literacy empowers our kids and make them critical thinkers so that they can evaluate the media and make an appropriate sense of the information they are getting out of it. It makes them a smart consumer of the information which helps them to differentiate between what is credible and what is not.

Finally, I think that the challenge for us as educators is not only to educate our students to read, write but also to help them to gain critically and essential skills to survive and excel in this digital world.  As technology become a vital part and has integrated so intensely in daily life, it’s more important than ever for us to teach digital and media literacy to our students.

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TEACHING DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP

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Education today is drastically evolving and so are our students. Today’s children are budding up in a digital world and Social media tools is integrated as a prominent part of our youth and it offers ocean of resources for students in learning and interactivity, there is no doubt that student benefit using them but in the same way it poses many concerns too and I think as educators it is our duty to tailor our students in becoming positive and efficient digital citizens. Digital citizenship is a word which had no importance or existence when we grew up but now things have changed. Now, the same topic is frequently educated in schools. Digital citizenship is an idea that helps educators, parents, students and technology user comprehend the proper use of technology. It is high time for us as educators to acknowledge the fact that we are no longer teaching our kids how to use technology (they are often proficient basic users of technology) but we are here to teach how responsibly use it.

 In the globally well-connected world that we are living today where technology plays a vital role and becoming more and more efficient and essential, the question that pops up in my mind is “Are we preparing our children for the future and teaching our kids the importance of digital citizenship”? There are many speculations with respect to the preparation of the children for the future but how do we get there? I believe that the current educational model needs to be rationalized to understand and achieve the skills and characteristics which will be very important for our students in the future. Dr. Alec’s and Katia Hildebrandt guide to “Digital Citizenship Education in Saskatchewan Schools” document provides an excellent guideline for school divisions and school-based administrators who are developing digital citizenship policies, I totally agree when it states that “Our world is changing, and schools need to adapt to new realities of knowledge, society, and education. Technology has fundamentally changed our idea of community and the ways in which we interact with each other, so that building individual networks for learning and support is more important than ever before”

As an educator back in days in my home country, I always felt that we need to do more than what we were doing to educate our children about digital citizenship. The country is booming with technology innovations and offered a lot to the world yet it has not recognized the immediate need of educating children about online behavior and making the digitally literate. I always felt that there is a strong need to integrate digital citizenship and Internet Maturity courses in Schools curriculum. As my fellow classmate, Ms. Moser states in her blog post I also feel that we lack the tools to appropriately introduce digital citizenship in our classrooms in an authentic way that will benefit students. I believe that the fundamentals of digital citizenship are not so different from the basic beliefs of traditional citizenship, one must be kind, respectful and accountable, and contribute in events that make the world a better place and that is what we as educators must teach our students and make them ready to be for the digital world.

The article “What is media literacy, and why is it important”?  beautifully describes the meaning of media literacy and how it goes beyond the ability to just read and write in the digital world. Our kids spend a great deal of time on the internet and they access an enormous amount of data from many sources and as educators, it is very important that we educate our kid’s media literacy skills which are very important and essential proficiency in the digital age. The article sheds light on what is media literacy and why is it so important for youngsters in this digital age. It is so true that media can be decoded and today’s kids are really good at it, they try to make meaning of most of the things they see and read over the internet and day to day life but most of the times not in an appropriate way and that is what makes media literacy more important and Andrea Quijada  in her TedEd video Creating critical thinkers through media literacy does a wonderful job in explaining it , I completely agree when she states that once students know how to deconstruct media they have gained super power and I believe we can lead them in that direction.

To reflect on our own digital life and practices, I believe that we must be right example to our students and showcase appropriate online behavior and importance of digital footprint. Patrick Maze’s discussion this week in our class further justified how important it is for us as educators to be mindful of and carefully monitor our digital footprint. Finally, as educators, we have to educate our students that using technology is a privilege which comes with a great responsibility if we don’t educate them the appropriate use of technology they will eventually end up in trouble. The article 9 resources for teaching digital citizenship explains how can we teach kids to use technology responsibly when the technology is changing faster than we can keep up. The article focuses on teaching Citizenship in the digital age and the challenges of teaching digital citizenship.

To wrap this week’s post, I would love to know how do you think could be the ideal way to introduce the concept of digital citizenship to today’s digital natives who assume that they know it all? and what challenges lie ahead for us as educators in this digital era to introduce the concept of digital citizenship when we lack the appropriate tools in our infrastructure?

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INSTA REVIEW –DIGGING INTO TOS AND PRIVACY POLICY

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Social media tools have evolved as an integral part of our youth and have become a backbone of the way they communicate these days. They connect to each other, share news, calendar things. While these applications are beneficial tools for exchanging information many users sign into it without understanding the terms of services and its privacy policy. The terms of service are perhaps one of the least-read parts of any social networking application or websites and a user’s normally hop over it while registering and later are concerned that their private information is being circulated far more widely than they should be. In this blog post, I will analyze the terms of services and privacy policy of Instagram.

Instagram is a digital photo sharing application which permits its user to add filters and effects to images, videos and share them easily over the Internet. Instagram is a very popular social networking application which is currently owned by Facebook. It is a free server application which allows users to share their snaps with friends and family. By using the Instagram service, the users are agreeing to be bound by its terms and conditions. An Instagrammer must be 13 years or older to use the services of the

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Instagram and is responsible for any action that happens under his/her username name. By agreeing to the terms and conditions of the application the user acknowledges that he/she will not post any obscene photos or videos and do not indulge in mistreating, harassing, bullying, impersonating or intimidating other Instagram users, even an International user must agree to obey all local laws regarding online behavior and adequate content. An Instagrammer is accountable for their behavior online and completely responsible for their actions in the application (posting images, videos, audio).

The Proprietary Rights section on Instagram clearly states that the user owns the photographs, other images or video/audio content that he/she posts on Instagram. The service provider does not become the proprietor of the posted content. The Copyright law itself (in regards to the country where the images are replicated or shared) is what administers the use of your Instagram multimedia images and other content by any third parties. By the benefit of sharing images on Instagram, the user is not giving up the rights on their content and for most uses outside of Instagram, any third party should be seeking consent from the user to use your images or other content. Anyhow, there is some exception in some situations which is termed as fair use in USA, Canada, and UK which allow individuals to use Instagrammer’s content under few circumstances without the user’s approval.  

In its official privacy policy, Instagram plainly lays out what information it collects from its users. The Instagram terms of service and privacy policy state that, as a service provider they collect information on their users in a variety of different ways from the provided information. Which means that they can monitor the users IP addresses, the websites the user visits, whereabouts, acquaintances, communication’s, etc. Instagram may use and share this data with their third party associates and marketing partners to improve and personalize the user’s experience, improve and evolve new features and offer new and exciting services for their users. This means that as a service provider Instagram is not only the sole organization who has the access to the user’s information but their associates also have the same. Instagram clearly states that a user is completely responsible for their safety as they are responsible for keeping their password secure yet they share information about the users with their associates and this has caused some safety concerns among the users. The application permits the user to make their account private so that other Instagrammers cannot use searchable hashtags in their content, a user can also limit Instagram’s ability to track their whereabouts, especially when a user is on a mobile device. A user can not only turn off any location settings in the Instagram application on a mobile device but can also check their profile page for the list of all of their image geotags.

Finally, I fell that it is always good that a user should be informative and thoughtful about the terms of services and privacy policy so that they would be prepared to oversee the ways in which the information about them, their content and private information that is shared on social networks could compromise their security.

Instagram has so much to offer and also poses many concerns, an article Understanding Instagram’s privacy settings states how easy it is to trade away your privacy in social networking apps like Instagram and explains steps how to take some of it back and be secured, I think that every social networking tool has its pros and cons. In my next post, I will be reviewing the app’s educational value and how best we can use it in the educational realm. For now, I would love to hear your thoughts and concerns about Instagram’s privacy implications and its educational value and usage?

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MY JOURNEY IN INSTAGRAM

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It has been a wonderful journey so far this semester and I have been having a lot of fun with few interesting apps that our youths are using today. I guess my question on why these apps are so popular among our youngsters has been answered and I think around these apps no wonder that our kids feel as if they are in a candy store. As I have stated before in my previous posts, as an educator I feel that it is important that we have  deep understanding of the applications and programs that our students are using and if we are equipped with appropriate knowledge about these popular apps we will be in the position to point our students in right direction and make them a responsible and efficient digital user and an ideal digital citizen. So, here I am starting my journey on reviewing Instagram.

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Unlike me, if you are an active social app user or have a young technology user around you, then you should have come across Instagram. This is a popular social media application which is quite interesting among our youngsters today. The application was created by Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger and launched in October 2010. Instagram is a digital photo sharing and social networking application which permits the user to share photos and videos with their followers. The application is available for both Android and IOS users and presently has more than 90 million active users around the world.

Instagram allows its users to upload photos and videos and share it with their followers by adding various digital filters. The application makes it quite interesting and realistic because of its geotags feature as the user can add the location from where they are sharing the content. It facilitates the users to post living moments and I guess this feature drew most of its current users towards it. The user can also incorporate hashtags to their posts and link the images or videos to the other content on the Instagram. An Instagrammer can upload images and videos while the others follow the users feeds and geotags with the user’s name and whereabouts. The applications allow a user to set their account as private which creates a requirement that any new followers must seek an approval and only when the request is approved the followers can view the feeds or comment on it. The app also allows the user to connect the Instagram account with other social networking sites, allowing them to share uploaded images or videos to those sites. The hashtag embedding feature in Instagram benefit users sees both multimedia messages and other iInstagrammer’s After its launch, the application took the whole process of creating and sharing multimedia messages to a different level, with its flashy filters and cool sharing options within no time it gained popularity among youngsters.

Social media tools have evolved as an integral part of our youth and has become a backbone of the way how they communicate these days. They connect to each other, share news, calendar things. It must not be a surprise for us as educators that they also use these tools for school work. As I have stated before no digital tool is fundamentally evil and If someone wants to be mischievous and misuse it, they can and they will find ways but the same platform can be used positively in many ways and I think we can direct them to use it in a responsible and useful manner. Instagram has so much to offer and also offers many apprehensions, in coming days I’ll be analyzing more about the applications platform, its terms of services, privacy and security implications and mainly its educational value and how best we can use in educational context. For now, I would love to hear about your thoughts and concerns on Instagram?

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SNAPCHAT IN EDUCATION

                                                               

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Most of us would probably agree to the fact that social media tools have revolutionized almost every area of life and education sector is no exception, I believe that Snapchat has so much to offer especially for an educator to get closer to their students and bridge the gap. I think that no digital tool is fundamentally evil and If someone wants to be mischievous and misuse it, they can and they will find ways but the same platform can be used positively in many ways. Snapchat has evolved as a fun tool which permits the users to send funny picture and videos and I think we can find ways to make learning fun for our students by incorporating Snapchat into education and take learning outside the classroom.

One of the hardest task for a teacher is to make students pay attention in the class when most of them these days are busy sneak peeking at their phones, So, if we can’t beat them lets join them. Educators can make use of snapchat to post short videos and photos to give  highlight of the day’s content and also summarize the content covered in the days. It is a great way to showcase live examples to students for subjects such as math, science. Below are few easy ways to start incorporating Snapchat into education.
Reminders: Almost every student are on snapchat and I think it can be a great tool if used as a remainder to let the students know about the upcoming task, activity or materials to bring to class.
Content Examples: As I discussed earlier snapchatting is a great way to showcase live examples to students for subjects such as math, science, it makes it easier for a teacher to introduce a concept in a realistic and practical way.
Improving vocabulary: we can improve student’s vocabulary by creating flashcards and by sharing stories filled with humorous, exciting images captioned with vocabulary words or ask them to do the same which creates an interactive environment and aid learning.
Snapchat Stories: Stories feature in snapchat will provide us a best and exciting way to share content and it permits students to view this information instantly and in their convenient time, It is way better than emailing them or handing them printed copies. In snap chat’s story feature the app allows the user to send series of sequential snaps of

short videos or images and add texts, captions, bitmojis, geofilters, drawings and the user can direct these snaps to a specific group. The stories which are posted are available for viewing to our followers for whole day so that students can clearly follow the teacher and review the content frequently.

Engage students with Question & Answer-  As an educator there are many ways we can use snapchat to engage our students and the best way is to answer a student question instantly and post a question or any communication which is way better than communicating in emails and I guess no student can resist having an unopened Snap just sitting there.
Connecting students to content related accounts: Snapchat provides a great platform for educators to connect our students with interesting SnapChat accounts in our content area. These accounts may post informational ‘stories’ so that students can be learning all the time. It is a great way to teach digital citizenship and a best way for them to utilize a social media tool and be engaged in virtual learning.
Congratulate: Finally, we can congratulate a class or a student on their performance instantly and in a fun filled way. Snapchat adds cool and fun perception for the old -fashioned process and brings teacher and student closer to each other.

When snapchat arrived and became popular among our youth there were many concerns for their safety. Many teacher and school divisions sent advice’s home to parents of the potential risks of the mobile application as it permits youths a way to send photos and videos to their peers, or even worse unknown persons and in no time, Snapchat earned negative status.

When we give it perception, we understand that in the initial stages all social media tools were a cause for concern when it comes to the safety of children. Today, schools across the country are using various social media platforms to engage with students and communities. I believe Snapchat can be a great way to engage our students and take learning outside the classroom. There are many innovative teachers who have successfully integrated snapchat into their teaching practices, in an Article Jacquie Lee writes about Psychology professor Michael Britt, showing how he is using Snapchat in his introductory psychology course at Marist College. Britt takes “snaps” of real-life examples of what he is teaching about and sends them out right before exams. Stockton University Public Relations Professor Ai Zhang writes in her article about 5 Ways to Use Snapchat as A Teaching and Learning Tool in Higher Education, she also writes about ways that Snapchat can “humanize you as a teacher. while wrapping this post, a popular and highly trafficked article written by A.J. JULIANI, caught my attention, he is a Director of Technology & Innovation for Centennial School District and has written a very thoughtful article “The Complete Guide to Snapchat for Teachers and Parents” He provides an excellent overview and tips for configuration and general use, and a few great ideas for integrating snapchat in classroom.

Finally, I can’t wait to see how Snapchat evolves in education and I hope to see positive things happening. For now, I would love to hear your thoughts and concerns in the comments about snapchat in education and are you thinking about using it in your classroom or school?

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DIVING DEEP INTO SNAPCHAT

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I am having a great time reviewing the features of snapchat and to be honest I am also having a lot of fun using the app itself. An important thing that I realized when I was reviewing this app is that I got to know a lot of information about the application which I would have never focused on if I was just a normal user. Reading about the terms and services, privacy policy I got to know what exactly Snap Inc. is aiming to meet and offer. Both the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy are important documents and I think all Snap chatters should read them, but the reality is that no one reads them.

Snap Inc. has drafted the terms of services so that the user will know the rules and regulations that govern the relationship with snapchat. Although the terms of services of Snap Inc. looks plain and simple as any others of its counterpart, I felt as if it is just like a customary contract but later realized that one should carefully look deep into it.

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By agreeing to the terms, the user is legally bound by it. Snap Inc. has two set of terms of services, one for its users within the United States and another for the users who live outside the United States. Both of them are identical to each other with few exceptions.

Snap Inc. specifies who can use their services. A snap chatter must be 13 years or older to create an account and use services of the application, this surprised me because I have personally seen a lot of kids who were younger than the specified age limit set by the Snap Inc. I guess these terms have been abused a lot by our kids today. Snap Inc permits its users to use their services worldwide with royalty-free, non-assignable, non-exclusive, revocable, and non-sub licensable license. By giving a consent to their terms, snapchat permits its users to create, post, upload, send, accept and store content, when the user does that they keep the rights of that content and in-return permits Snap Inc. to use the same. For all the content the user post’s or submits to the application mainly  the public content, the user gives consent for Snap Inc. and their affiliates globally for a royalty-free, sublicensable, and transferable license to host, store, use, display, replicate, change, adapt, edit, publish, and distribute that content. Snap Inc. claims that this license is for a limited operational purpose in order to improve, provide, promote their services and to explore and evolve new ideas.

When a user posts a content as public, Snap Inc.considers the same as fundamentally public content and the same is of public interest, thus granting a license to Snap Inc.for the broader use of the same. In addition to permitting Snap Inc. the above-mentioned rights the user also permits Snap Inc. uninterrupted license to make imitative works, endorse, display, broadcast, syndicate, sublease and publicly exhibit Public Content in any form and in any methods of distribution. The user also grants permission to Snap Inc. not only to use the content but also the user’s name, voice for commercial use and that means that the user will not be eligible to any compensation from Snap Inc. if the same is used commercially.

Privacy policy:

Snap Inc. is a multimedia messaging company which provides fast and exciting ways to express ones live in moments. When a user uses their services they share information with the service provider, directly and indirectly. The information collected by the service provider can and may be used in numerous ways. The privacy policy of Snap Inc. outlines how the information is collected and used. There are three basic categories of information that Snap Inc. collects from its users. Information the user chooses to give Snap.inc., Information that Snap.inc. gets when the user uses the services, Information Snap.inc gets from third parties.

When a user uses the application, the service provider (Snap Inc.) collects various information about the user such as, username, password, email address phone numbers, age and date of birth, photograph etc. and not to mention the Snaps and Chats which you send to your friends. Snap Inc. also collects data such as Device Information, Device Phonebook, Location Information, Log Information and some of them are shared with Snap chatters, business partners, and the general public.

I think that Snapchat has so much to offer and also poses many concerns. Primarily, there is no actual information available about how may underage young users are on Snapchat and I think that itself poses a problem. If someone wants to lie about their age when signing up for snapchat they can and any child with a smartphone and an intent can easily figure that out. As I stated earlier, Snap Inc. specifies who can use their services. A snap chatter must be 13 years or older to create an account and use services of the application and to my knowledge it is one of those social apps which facilitates the youngest user group, this surprised me because I have personally seen a lot of kids who were younger than the specified age limit set by the snapchat. I guess this terms have been abused a lot by our kids today and is it safe for the kids? Who does not fully comprehend the concept of sharing over social media.

Snaps that user sends don’t really disappear. This contradicts what snapchat claimed initially that the snaps the user sends disappear in designated time and hence it is safe but there are a lot of speculations in this regard and to strengthen that claim Snapchat has backed off from their claim that snaps disappear, but users are still using the service as if the snaps are disappearing. According to an article from KSL.com which refers to the forensics firm investigation states that ‘Deleted’ Snapchat photos saved in phone data, can be examined as evidence” and Richard Hickman a digital forensics examiner states that “The actual app is even saving the picture. They claim that it’s deleted and it’s not even deleted. It’s actually saved on the phone”. So, what are the risks? it can be as many as one can imagine.

Further, a recipient can take a screenshot of the snaps, even though the sender will be notified will it help the sender? and what if the recipient takes a picture of the snap form a different phone than what are its implications? The latest addition to Snapchat

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app was updated with Snap Maps feature which allows the snap chatters checkout the events and news from across the globe as well as share their location and according to the article in Guiding Tech, privacy advocates and media across the globe isn’t all that thrilled about the feature, primarily due to the privacy and security concerns surrounding the use or rather, misuse of Snap Map feature and questions that, snap map is a threat to privacy?

As I stated in my previous post, Snapchat has so much to offer and also poses many concerns too. I think that no digital tool is fundamentally evil, and Snapchat is no exception. If someone wants to be mischievous and misuse it, they can and they will find ways but the same platform can be used positively if it is used appropriately. Just because one can abuse something doesn’t mean that we should have a bad perception of it. In my next post, I will be reviewing the app’s educational value and how best we can use it in the educational realm. For now, I would love to hear your thoughts and concerns on snap chat’s privacy implications and its educational value and usage?

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