In regards to Network Society and the Media in particularly, Forbes is an online resources that is useful for students. Some of Forbes headliner stories today are their plan on Ad Blocking, Twitter, and updates on the site LinkedIn. As students who are studying the network society and as daily web users, these are all relevant topics to us. Forbes is a leading Internet media company, they are one of the most trusted resources for business and investment leaders. Their online website includes original reporting in real time on business and technology, among many other things. They have a wide variety of interactive tools including calculators and databases according to forbes.com.
In the search bar if a user were to type in “social media”, the top stories that arise are regarding Facebook statistics, Politicians ability to post on twitter and diversity in the media. I think it is important as people who seek to grasp a better understanding of the changes happening in the world around us that we rely on secure websites such as Forbes to obtain that information. I found it interesting that during one of the first modules we discussed ad blocking and their headline stories for “social media now” was “Inside Forbes: More Numbers On Our Ad Blocking Plan – and What’s Coming Next”. This goes to show that they are with the times and understand what their users desires and needs are.