The Networked Society Blog is a blog created by Ericsson and there is more than one author updating it.This blog provides a critical insight on a multitude of areas such as business, people, society and technology. It discusses the emergence of a ”networked society” a term used by the Information and Communications Technology to describe a future ecosystem in which changes to communities and individuals are driven by the Internet.
I think this is a useful blog for media students because it shows how crucial technology is in our day to day lives and how some people are completely dependent on technology, how the Internet promotes change in individuals and communities and it includes the positive and negative side of the emergence of a networked society. It also links with some of the topics we will be discussing this module.For example, I found a post that I believe links with the lecture on Privacy and Surveillance and it is called ”Why excessive fines for data protection violations are bad for a thriving European digital economy”. The post discusses the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that was proposed for Europe. What i like about this post is that it doesn’t solely focus on the individual’s right to privacy, it is also c0ncerned at a bigger scale. If you would like to read the article you can find it here and the URL of the blog is this one.