The last three chapters of We the Media were an interesting read and I learned quite a few things.  Chapter ten talked about defamation and libel and the law, and how most bloggers work is punditry, which means that it involves linking to someone else’s work, and then commenting on it, so it is hard to libel it. The chapter also talked about how bloggers tend to write about public figures. The chapter stated “You can’t libel a public figure, even if the story is false, unless you publish it with what’s called “malice,” which in this instance means either the standard definition of the word or indifference to whether the story is true or not.”  Chapter eleven was about copyright and cookies.  I have always heard about cookies but never knew what it meant when applied to the internet.  Apparently cookies was created in the mid-1990s by Netscape. Cookies are “little files placed on users’ computers that allowed the owner of a web site to track where visitors went, and when.”  There is both a good and a bad side of cookies.  The good side is that without them some personalized pages like yahoo would not exist, the bad side is that it basically spies on your every move on the internet.  Chapter twelve sums up the whole book, overall reading We the Media, got me to understand more about the world of on-line journalism, and learn how the internet is shaping and changing it every day. 

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