Carr, Nicholas. “Is Google Making Us Stupid?” The Atlantic. Atlantic Media Company, 2. Feb. 2017. Web. 06 Mar. 2107.

In this article that is published in February this year, which is written by Nicholas Carr, is arguing about how the internet has changed the life of modern people. The author especially mentioned Google, and is even claiming that Google might be one of the reasons why people are getting dumb. He stated that because of Google’s convenient tools that normal people use daily, it is slowly causing people to get more stupid. Carr believes that most of the internet companies nowadays are mainly focusing on how to make more money instead of putting people’s interest in the first place.

Crick, Matthew. (2016). Power, Surveillance, and Culture in Youtube™’S Digital Sphere. Information Science Reference, 2016. Advances in Social Networking and Online Communities (ASNOC) Book Series. EBSCOhost.

This book is about the study of the different side, creativity, social and innovation, imaginative, aspect of the video sharing on YouTube and how can it affect the digital world. Talking about the theoretical concept and research, and also discussions on cultural studies, experience and media theory.

Crick, Matthew wrote this material to target the audience of professional, practitioners, researchers, and students. It published on 2016. It do have the influence on viewers to think about the YouTube community and what is it  all about.

I recommend this book to you because this is directly related to what is going on in YouTube. YouTube is a big phenomenon that is too complex to understand without studies. This is very informative and clear to understand.

Isaac, Mike. “Facebook Said to Create Censorship Tool to Get Back Into China.” The New York Times. The New York Times, 22 Nov. 2016. Web. 13 Mar. 2017. <;.

This is an article from New York Times talking about Facebook and China. As all we know, Facebook hasn’t been in China for several years because of the censorship. However, Facebook now want to go back to the market of China. Therefore, the planned to bring Facebook back to China with a censorship tool.

This is an article that posted in New York Times on November 22nd, 2016 by Mike Issac. Since this is a news article so I think the target audience should be people all over the world. I think this article has been particularly influential because big company like Facebook trying to hiding content to meet the approval in some countries might come to the spotlight. I recommend this article because social media nowadays also showing many information to users and the contend shouldn’t be blocked since everyone should have their own right to get the information they want.

Miller, K., & Chapin, K. (2016, January 09). How Online Shopping is Changing Our Lives. Retrieved March 14, 2017, from

Massachusetts has been losing revenue from residents who buy products tax-free online — an estimated $387 million in 2011 alone. As the online bubble grew in the late 1990’s, the prognosticators — particularly those in the tech industry — thought their revolution would change everything, including how we shopped. 2013, Massachusetts shoppers will notice an unfamiliar addition to their receipts — tax — the state’s 6.25 percent sales tax, to be exact. After all, the Amazon, king of all online retailers, is now worth $110 billion. “What’s your time worth? Is it worth 10, 20, 50 dollars an hour? To go to any physical store, and pick up something, and take it back takes an hour. Compare that to Macy’s, which is worth $16 billion; JCPenney, which is worth $4 billion; and Sears, which is worth $5 billion. Online shopping is way more popular than traditional shopping in nowadays.