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Sharing Information: A Day in Your Life


General comprehension

1) What issue is being tackled?

2) Who is the video aimed at?

3) Why choosing animation and not film?

Detailed comprehension

Part 1

1) Name three services you use every day:

2) Fill in the blanks:
When you use these __________, you're sharing information about yourself. With __________, with __________, while you're __________, while you're __________.

3) Apart from home and mobile uses of the internet, name another context in which many people use the internet. Why is it not mentioned in the film?

Part 2

1) What can happen to the personal information you give away to businesses and websites?

2) Match the following terms with their definitions:

- Coupon


Loyalty cards

Ad network

- A company that connects advertisers to web sites that want to host advertisements.
- Marketing efforts that reward regular customers with advantages and discounts.
- A plan of care written by a physician or other health care professional.
- A ticket or document that can be exchanged for a financial discount or rebate when purchasing a product.

3) Quote six types of personal data that can end up being shared or sold by businesses:

4) What is an "all about me quiz"? What makes it particularly precious to ad networks?

Part 3

1) What adjective is used to suggest that the day taken as an example in the document is like any other day?

2) Complete the following sentence:
You've ________________ of business, _________ free services, __________ some good deals.

3) What questions do you have to ask yourself when giving away personal data? (use your own words)

Going further

1) Were the questions raised by the video familiar to you?

2) Have you ever noticed how websites and social networks use keywords from your searches and profiles to present you with ads or offers that correspond to your tastes? Tell the class about your experience of the web...

3) This is an official video from the Federal Trade Commission. Do you think the French authorities are paying enough attention to this issue? Were you sufficiently informed when you started using the web? What ought to be done?


Phonetics: intonation in WH- questions

1) Listen carefully to the two questions that conclude the video. Do they have a rising or falling intonation?

2) Complete this statement:
Contrary to most YES/NO questions that use __________ intonation, WH- questions (information questions) use __________ intonation.
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further readings
- The End of Forgetting
Lire l'article de Jeffrey Rosen dans son intégralité.

- A global open-circuit television system going live?
Un article de Jeffrey Rosen

- Understanding the social media
Une interview de Jeffrey Rosen sur les nouveaux usages des réseaux sociaux et l'éducation de leurs utilisateurs.

- The end of privacy: the state and surveillance
Un débat entre Jeffrey Rosen et Didier Bigo.

- The Digital Revolution
Virginia Heffernan, journaliste au New York Times, évoque la naissance d'internet et les réactions suscitées par son développement.

- Virginia Heffernan - Interview de La Clé des langues
Dans un entretien accordé à La Clé des langues, Virginia Heffernan nous parle de quelques conséquences de la révolution internet.

- Bums, Bridges, and Primates: Some Elements for a Sociology of Online Interactions

Le sociologue Antonio A. Casilli s'interroge sur la finalité des réseaux sociaux et sur les nouvelles relations sociales nées de l'internet.

- Production de soi, distance à soi. Recompositions identitaires à l’heure d’Internet
Dominique Cardon, spécialiste des usages des nouvelles technologies, s'intéresse ici à la publication de photos, de vidéos et de textes sur internet.
Mise à jour le 12 mars 2013
Créé le 19 juin 2012
ISSN 2107-7029
DGESCO Clé des Langues