NAME : JONAS D. CABALIDACOURSE : MITSUBJECT : E-CommerceGoogle Study Questions:1. Which factors best explain why Google was so successful in the ﬁrst place? Were any of these conditions for success put in jeopardy by the decision to launch Google.cn? not only is Google a search engine, but it is also a mapping service, a translator, an e- mail account, and a blog-hosting service, among many other services. The company has also expanded into many other countries and now hosts over 150 country website domains. Google.cn studied competitors’ ﬁlteringmethods along with the Chinese government’s method to come up with its own self-censoring system. In order to penetrate the China search market further, Google aims to make Google.cn as “Chinese” as possible, both by hiring Chinese employees and by partnering with Chinese technology ﬁrms. Google has tried to distinguish Google.cn as distinctly Chinese by adopting the local Chinese name of “Guge,” which roughly translates to “harvest song,” In early 2007, Google.cn set up a partnership with China Mobile, the government- owned dominant mobile-phone carrier in China, to manage the ﬁrm’s mobile Internet search services. Google.cn partnered with the Chinese music and video sharing YouTube-like site Xunlei.com. After taking into account user interests, the expansion of access to information, and unique local conditions, Google decided to launch the self-censored Google.cn in January of 2006. In a move toward transparency that distinguishes it from competitors like Baidu.com, Yahoo!, and MSN, Google.cn provides users with a brief message indicating if any pages have been censored from their search results. The message does not inform users what speciﬁc pages have been censored; it simply lets them know that censorship has occurred.2. Was Google right to have entered the Chinese market the way it did? Did Google’s mission compel it to create Google.cn? What speciﬁc aspects of the mission does Google address in making its decision to enter? What other reasons could there have been for entering China? How do Google’s conclusions ﬁt with its motto, “Don’t be Evil”? The Google’s mission statement asserts that “Google’s mission is to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful. In connection to this, Google was right because every people has a right to be informed. On the other hand, Google is already a player in the Chinese Market.
Since the site’s inception in 1999, U.S.- based Google.com had been available to Chinese users as it had been to users worldwide. As conclusion, prior to entering China, Google had successfully set itself apart from other technology giants, becoming a company trusted by millions of users to protect and store their personal information. The choice to accept self-censorship, and the discussion and debate generated by this choice, forced Google to re-examine itself as a company and forced the internal community to reconsider the implication of censorship.3. Where is the success of the Chinese censorship system? In other words, what makes their censorship systemwork so well? Where does Google ﬁt in to this system? Has Google worked to improve the situation? What more could it do? Chinese state was able to block 90% of websites about the “Tiananmen massacre,” 31% of sites about independence movements in Tibet, and 82% of sites with a derogatory version of the name of former President Jiang Zemin, and this is the indication that Chinese censorship system successful.
NAME : JONAS D. CABALIDACOURSE : MITSUBJECT : E-CommerceFacebook Study Questions: 1. An important consideration for every e-commerce website is to maintain the privacy of its users. Use of innovative technologies and lack of secure systems makes it easy to obtain personal and confidential information about individuals and organizations. Do you think Facebook was able to deliver the need for privacy for its clientele? a. Facebook was unable to deliver privacy for its clientele in sense that your personal information can still be shared by others. I also experience the terrible things that there is somebody had accessed my account and posted this string on my wall post “I want to die.. I want to die…”. And this just a simple keynote that your privacy is not well protected in facebook. 2. Owners of websites should guard against the potential sources of liability which could lead to legal claims against them. Since the Internet knows no boundaries, the owner of a website could be confronted with legal liability for non-compliance or violation of laws of almost any country. As a Filipino user, in cases of privacy infringement and intellectual property rights violation on the side of Facebook due to system features and implementations, Do you feel comfortable in using the website? What are the ways that you could do to prevent incidents like this to happen? And In cases it happened, What are you going to do to protect your rights? a. Of course, as I access my facebook account and put something about my personal information on private, I am still not comfortable with it. In this matter, to avoid this incidents of privacy infringement and intellectual property rights violation, I always put an alias of myself, and not totally trust the website to hold on to my personal information. To protect my right if it happens, I do strongly advocating the cybercrime law. Because this is the only hope that I can go after the violators. 3. Many websites advertise goods or services to customers. The traditional laws of advertising, which apply to ordinary sales, are enacted in the interest of all consumers to prevent deceptive and unfair acts or practices. Explain how effective is Facebook on monetizing their website? Is it ethically correct to monetize certain social networking websites without informing its users about its intensions before the user signs-up to its website? a. Facebook introduce to users for free, and no commerce was conducted on the site. Yet Facebook had two facets attractive to the advertising community: 1. Personal Information about individual users and 2. Personal connections between friends. With this scheme, business can easily be introduced to one member and a member can share it to many friends. b. Monetizing the certain social networking website without prior information to its users is totally unethical. But as concern socialize individual, must have first to understand the intention of every networking sites, that though it is given freely, the next phase of it is business, because no one will make effort without return service.
4. What are the good and bad sides that Facebook has implemented as new means of making money online? Is it a good idea to sell goods and products on its website? How do you think to maximize online advertisement through Facebook? a. Not yet encountered5. Recently Facebook began selling stocks to the public in the most talked-about market debut in years. As an entrepreneur, should you jump in on Facebook stocks? Why or Why not? Explain. a. Facebook has affected the social life and activity of people in various ways. With its availability on many mobile devices, Facebook allows users to continuously stay in touch with friends, relatives and other acquaintances wherever they are in the world, as long as there is access to the Internet. It can also unite people with common interests and/or beliefs through groups and other pages, and has been known to reunite lost family members and friends because of the widespread reach of its network. One such reunion was between John Watson and the daughter he had been seeking for 20 years. They met after Watson found her Facebook profile. Another father-daughter reunion was between Tony Macnauton and Frances Simpson, who had not seen each other for nearly 48 years. b. Some argue that Facebook is beneficial to ones social life because they can continuously stay in contact with their friends and relatives, while others say that it can cause increased antisocial tendencies because people are not directly communicating with each other. Some studies have named Facebook as a source of problems in relationships. Several news stories have suggested that using Facebook can lead to higher instances of divorce and infidelity, but the claims have been questioned by other commentators.[