Here’s my visual map for the word “share.” On top are the virtual connotations of the word, dealing with social media and file sharing. The bottom deals with real world sharing, like sharing your belongings or responsibilities. The words are connected across the center to show that there are many connections between each half. I though the most interesting difference was that in real life, you share something that belongs to you, while online you share something you find. Otherwise sharing is pretty similar across the board.
Check out some links about sharing!
I was surprised that much of the discussion about social media sharing is very suspicious of the technology.
How the things we share online can be picked up by the media…..http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Advertisers-seize-on-images-shared-by-social-5724464.php
How sharing photos might be negatively affecting childhood….http://www.independent.ie/life/family/parenting/are-we-destroying-our-childrens-privacy-by-sharing-online-30511824.html
How we don’t always share what we probably should share….http://www.cnbc.com/id/101945442#.
And perhaps the most harrowing, how sharing could be turning us all into Republicans…http://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2014/09/08/will-the-sharing-economy-make-us-all-republicans/