DIGC202- Walled Garden

Remember the frustrating moment when you were in high school, when you would come across the blocked site page when trying to access sites such as YouTube or Facebook? Yeah, me too. It was everyone’s pet peeve. Talk about first-world problems.  This is what is often referred to as the walled garden, where certain areas of the internet were restricted by a particular internet service provider, such as the infamous DET portal.

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Facebook also has its own form of wall garden, in that it monitors all information and data uploaded on the platform, and will remove and censor any “dangerous” or “inappropriate” information that is uploaded. Whether we like it or not, within these “walled gardens” we are always being watched.

Jackie Chan meme

 

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1 thought on “DIGC202- Walled Garden”

  1. That Jackie Chan Meme is so good! The DET portal was the first thing I thought of when learning about this concept. I don’t know if this is an unpopular opinion but I do think in schools being able to block content is a good idea – there is just too much content on the internet that children I don’t think children should be exposed to. I found this forum that you might enjoy from back in 2006. Have a look at the comments about censoring internet material in schools http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/archive/608987

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