Authority is established for Mark Zuckerberg with the title of "Person of the Year" given to him by Time magazine. The title, printed in big, bold letters above Zuckerberg's face on the cover of the magazine, creates an illusion that the public sees as a truth that Zuckerberg has some sort of power over society. Assumptions of subjectivity operate in the image because people create judgements based on personal interpretations of what he or she sees. The image of Zuckerberg placed on Time magazine labeled as "Person of the Year" is the perfect example of how the image can create illusions for the public eye. According to The Theory Toolbox: “Author/ity”, authors are everywhere and their works are easily accessible, “but we need to remember theory rule number 1: Everything is suspect” (Nealon and Giroux 10). In the picture, viewers can consciously notice his importance in 2010, however, these people unconsciously are recognizing his dominance in society and how he was able to take a website he created and indirectly control the lives of people within society. The image of Zuckerberg makes society believe he is powerful and makes his power a "truth". Zuckerberg was recognized as the "Person of the Year", meaning that his creation of Facebook is significant in society, but why? Why is it a social norm for people today? Facebook is the face of youth today. As a young adult, it is only normal to have a Facebook account as if it is a standard for all people who want to be socially accepted. These people use their Facebooks as a way to promote themselves to their peers. People change what they do in their spare time so they are able to document it on Facebook and show off to others what they do. Zuckerberg only has power over society because society believe thats Facebook is important. The image of Zuckerberg on Time magazine only solidifies the idea that the public has created the illusion that Facebook is truly a normal, and significant part of living in modern society. The creation of Facebook by Mark Zuckerberg has permanently changed the ways of society. Facebook is a place where an individual can share his or her information and ideas with whomever he or she would like. Facebook allows for its’ users to not only become authors, but to become authors of their own personal identities and the identity formed is merely a reflection the person's true self. The theorist Barthes argues that the texts is more important than the author and knowing the author can hurt the value of the text. When it comes to Facebook, a "friends" have the ability to view images of a particular person, read his/her personal information, and see his/her interests along with more private matters. This ultimately can hurt the person who's Facebook is being looked at because "friends" can create bias towards or against the person or even create expectations for the person. For example, when it comes to teenagers, inappropriate pictures can really hurt their chances of being accepted to college. If a picture of a teen in risque clothing surrounded by people with alcohol, even if the actual teen isn't doing anything illegal, is seen by an employee of a particular college, the employee can create false truths about the teen and choose not to allow the teenager into the college. The pictures can discredit all of the achievements the teenager might have, proving Barthes' argument that knowing the author of a text can hurt the value of the text itself. In this case, Facebook made it possible for the teenager's academic abilities to be unimportant after the college employee viewed who the teenager is. Facebook is one of today's largest panopticons. In the panopticon, Mark Zuckerberg is the indendent. He has complete control over the entire site’s functions and oversees all of the users, yet the users cannot see him. It is not possible to be “friends” with him on the site; the only option is to “like” his page. If Zuckerberg allowed the common Facebook…
History and Company Overview
Facebook is a social networking service and website launched in February 2004 by Mark Zuckerberg and his college roommates Eduardo Saverin, Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes.
The story began from Zuckerberg’s dormitory room in Harvard University by hacking into the Harvard’s secure computer network and copied the student’s private dormitory ID images. He called the website Facemash which attracted 450 visitors and 22,000 photo-views in its first four hours online. Later…
Facebook, founded by Mark Zuckerberg in 2004, is hands-down the most popular social networking site in operation. Not only has it drawn the attention of it's targeted college students but parents and even college professors have become captivated by the site. Not only does facebook continually able to expand their registration count but they continue to develop features that keep an audience glued to the screen for hours on end. The consistent cycle of posting, responding, and liking seems to have…
Beware of Facebook
John Hechinger is a writer for the Boston bureau of The Wall Street Journal. He started off his career working various reporting positions for The Charlotte (N.C.) Observer. “In 1995, Mr. Hechinger won a first-place award in investigative reporting from the North Carolina Press Association for his coverage of abuse and neglect of the elderly in North Carolina rest homes (Gerald Loeb Awards).” He currently lives in Massachusetts with his wife and daughter.
John Hechinger wrote…
frequently come up with a new, cutting edge ideas. There are two sides to the river, where one is innovative idea and the other one - implementation, aims to embody that as a lifestyle or to position the product as a leading unit on the market. The high-tech cluster is the name of present day power, making progress to move forward. However, this power demands a huge amount of 'start up' energy, and this issue is not only about funding, but the supporting sphere, which includes universities and human…
process of the economy by offering services at low or no cost at all at times. As well as having a positive impact it has its disadvantages like impacting the manufacturers of high tech camera’s such as the slr as apps like this can provide similar quality of photographs without the expense of a photographer and high tech camera, simply all you need is your phone.…
“MARKET ORIENTATION IN THE HIGH-TECH INDUSTRY OF
THE BENELUX COUNTRIES WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO THE
The article mainly talks about the market orientation and its impacts to the high-tech marketing environment, such as the microelectronics market segment is a high-tech business, and for further studies, it compare European and US high-tech industry with each other in the article, and the points tells that a different characteristic has different company’s structure.
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Facebook to launch social network for
cyber security experts
Facebook is launching a social network for cyber security professionals
to share information about threats that could lead to cyber attacks, as
the US government and companies search for new ways to coordinate their defences.
The world’s largest social network is stepping up its work in cyber
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THE STORY OF A HIGH-TECH ENTREPRENEUR IN A LOW-TECH WORLD
INTERNATIONALIZATION OF SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES
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PREPARED FOR: ERNESTO TAPIAS-MOORE
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Monique Maddy is a Harvard Business School graduate turned visionary entrepreneur who founded Adesemi Communications International. Adesemi was supposed to revolutionize the information technology sector in her home continent of Africa, by enabling thousands of…
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* Increasing sales nationally
* Utilizing modern technology to increase operational efficiency
The company online store was the answer that would enable A&D High Tech to realize both…
Case 9 in your textbook
* Answer the all of the questions at the end of the case study
Case Study – Amazon.com, Inc – Retailing Giant to High-Tech Player?
1. Complete a table on key ratios:
* Current Ratio - Current Ratio = CA/CL
What the current ratio does measures if the firm has enough resources to pay its debts over the next 12 months. Comparing current assets to current liabilities.
Current Assets | Current Liabilities |
Cash $10,500 | Accrued Expenses $6,000 |