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User generated content and the Muslim consumer in Cyberspace

Saidin, Aznan Zuhid and Abu Bakar, Elistina (2012) User generated content and the Muslim consumer in Cyberspace. In: Seminar Kebangsaan MACFEA ke 16 : Kelestarian & Kualiti Hidup, 10-11 Julai 2012, Putrajaya.

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Abstract

With the present technological development of the World Wide Web, or ‘Web 2.0’, cyberspace has become a domain for the common user/consumer to join the computer savvy in contributing to the online content on the Internet. This is evident in the popularity of blogs, media sharing and social networking sites that allows the online consumer to also play the role as the content creator. This situation raises some issues concerning privacy, data protection and defamation with the responsibility now being more in the hands of the consumer in exercising self-restraint. For the Muslim consumer, assuming this role and its responsibilities would require some ethical guidance from the Islamic perspective in order to promote a healthy use of cyberspace for the purpose of having better spiritual and social sustainability and quality of life. Issues discussed in this paper warrant further studies that will later lead to the formulation of codes of practices for the online consumer as the content creator.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Additional Information: 4177/32095 (ISBN 978-967-10618-2-4)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Consumer and ICT, User generated content, Web 2.0, Computer ethics, Islamic ethics
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General) > T55.4 Industrial engineering.Management engineering. > T58.5 Information technology
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Information and Communication Technology
Kulliyyah of Information and Communication Technology
Depositing User: Aznan Zuhid Saidin
Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2013 16:39
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2013 16:39
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/32095

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