The Swedish Media Council recently unveiled three 30-second animated videos designed to be distributed “virally” by the human peers of their star, “Eddy.” He’s “an impulsive teenage boy who tries out typical online behavior in the physical world,” and he’s meant to get youth thinking about why people act differently online. It’s interesting to see what’s rising to the top as the most salient concerns in many countries. See if you think the videos address them effectively (feel free to comment). Here are their links and descriptions: “‘Eddie’s blog’ illustrates how easy it is to forget that online publication of texts and photos usually are available to everyone and not only the people they were intended for.” “‘Eddie comments’ … demonstrates that the illusion of anonymity on the Internet sometimes has a negative effect on people’s behavior. ‘Eddie signs up’ points out that signing up on a social networking site or registering as a user for a service usually entails giving away rights or approving that the information submitted can be used in other contexts.” Here’s the Swedish Media Council’s site.
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