Hello everyone, welcome back to the week 9 blog for BCM241. This is the last blog for the overall topic of Media, Audience and Place as from here I start doing weekly work on my project. So stay involved and keep on reading for the next movements of this topic.
This weeks topic is about media regulation which actually is common on so many platforms. There are rules set by higher authority but then also personal authority in households and what not. This weeks task for our blog post is to discuss an instance of media regulation and what I think this has to do with space and place.
I’m going to discuss the very popular snapchat feature of snap maps to describe a media regulation within space and place. Snap maps came into our lives a couple of months ago and for those that don’t know what snap maps is, it is a feature on the app Snapchat where you can go onto a map and narrow it straight down to a street to see where your Snapchat friends are located. For some – great, for others – there are worries.
There’s an option to be on ghost mode where you can see where others are but no-one can see you. That’s where you decide and be your own media regulator. Some people want the satisfaction of others knowing where they are and who they are with. Space and place 100% effects our media use, again as mentioned in previous posts, we are obsessed with sharing our lives for others to see and this is just another option of sharing but also can take sharing to an extra level where is may cause danger.
Check out this video of Snapchat maps and how easy it is to find people.