Debate the morality of company’s marketing strategy.

Question #1: A company uses pop-up advertising to market its software product, which blocks popups from appearing when someone is surfing the Web. Debate the morality of the company’s marketing strategy.

Question #2: Ad-blocking software attachments to Web browsers enable a Web surfer to visit Web sites without having to view the pop-up advertisements associated with these Web pages. Debate this proposition: “People who use ad-blocking software are violating an implicit ‘social contract’ with companies that use advertising revenues as a means of providing free access to Web pages.”

Question #3: How do you determine the credibility of information you get from the Web? Does the source of the information make any difference to you? If so, how would you rank the reliability of each of the following sources of Web pages? Does the type of information
you’re seeking affect your ranking?

Establishment newspaper
Counterculture newspaper
Television network
Nonprofit organization
Question #4: Martin Dula has suggested that parents should not provide their children with phones capable of taking photos and videos because these phones tempt children to participate in sexting [Martin Dula. “Sexting: The Convergence of Two Revolutions.” Pop Culture History (blog). June 25, 2009.].
Debate the following proposition: Parents and legal guardians should not allow their children under the age of 18 to own cell phones capable of taking, transmitting, or receiving photographs or videos.

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