Posts Tagged ‘recycling’

Draft of Project :)

Posted: April 10, 2012 by Katie Banko in Assignments, ideas
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this is what the design would look like, "The Green Box"

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We conducted our interviews through a Facebook  Group, and had people we knew comment on the questions we asked them about Social Media Policies.

Here is a link to the Facebook Group (Benefit the World Usage Policy):    https://www.facebook.com/groups/264522560285826/

 

Questions asked during the Interview:

Hey ____, some questions for you regarding social media and these forms of communication have impacted policy in the workplace.

1. What do you feel is the purpose of social media? Some of examples of social media are facebook, twitter, wordpress, stumbleupon.
2. Do you regularly use social media as a student? Do you use it in any professional capacity?
3. Do you think it is fair for companies to be able to limit how an employee uses social media? Why or why not?
4. This is a link to the framework of our social media policy.
https://teambtw.wordpress.com/2012/01/30/benefit-the-world-social-media-usage-policy/
Do you think that there are any gaps in our ideas? Feel free to comment. Thank you.

 

Benefit the World Social Media Usage Policy

teambtw.wordpress.com

 

Data Collected:

1st Interview: (Juan Castillo)

  1. Networking, news, information (depending on the individual) very resourceful
  2. Does not use Social Media as a student
  3. It is fair. You are there to perform a job; if it is not directly assisting the business then it would have to be deemed unnecessary. More of a privilege than a right in a job setting.
  4. BTW’s policy covers everything well.

2nd Interview: (Jonathan Robbins)

  1. The purpose of social media is for people to reach out and make connections with one another in order to exchange ideas, keep in touch, and influence each other. On a level above that, it also helps us vet the new people we meet by looking at their social profiles and helping decide with extra evidence if this is the type of person with whom we’d associate.
  2. Not in my capacity as a student and never in a professional capacity.
  3. I think it’s fair to limit access at work to some degree. People should be able to self-police, but if they can’t then a limited firewall is acceptable. However, how a person behaves on social media outside of work is a free speech issue and deserves the same protection as a conversation had in a public place.
  4. Looks good to me.

 

Results:

  1. Most people use Social Media to connect themselves with others, and to gain information in different aspects of the world.  (News, interesting topics, people, etc)
  2. Students do not use Social Media  (with more results this may differ)
  3. It is fair for companies to be able to limit how employees use social media, because most companies want to protect their organization. There should be some policy in action to limit what their employees do as a form of protection, however nothing that is too demanding of the employee.
  4. BTW has a GREAT policy.

Research

Posted: February 5, 2012 by Katie Banko in Uncategorized
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I found a few links on the benefits of recycling , what to recycle, and a bunch of other facts about the topic.

This first link is explaining to people how to recycle, and the three key factors that you must take in mind when recycling. (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) Also it goes into detail about the different types of environments that someone may come across, the things that people should look for to recycle.

The second link is about, when recycling started, and a bunch of tips! (and a bunch more)

The third link i found is about why people recycle and all the beneficial reasons that are behind recycling.

 

ps: i hope these further our research 🙂

GO TEAM!

Hey team,

Just found an article about recycling that could be useful to our research. Worth a read.

http://www.popularmechanics.com/science/environment/recycling/4291566-3

This article is filled with statistics and examples of how  the recycling paradigm has evolved and how the efficiency of recycling in certain areas is affected by politics and the economy. I think there are some ideas we could take away from this article. Things like single-stream processing seems to have a positive impact on rates of recycling without increasing the costs too greatly. Another option was charging money to citizens based on how much they actually waste.

http://www.publicpolicyresearch.net/source.html

This article had some good links and information in it. One idea they had was giving some form of a token for recycling items. When a person or family obtained a certain number of tokens, they could redeem the tokens for actual products. Thought it was a good way to add incentive to recycling. It also identified that “managerial support” and “user-friendliness” were big factors in how people recycle.