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Fall 2006 ~ Episode 3 (Nov 09, 2006)
This week, Assignment: Radio's student producers examine the role technology plays in university life, and take a look at some of the pitfalls that exist on the World Wide Web.
Kristen Carey takes a look at the decline of traditional yearbooks, especially with the rise of online social networking Web sites such as Facebook and MySpace. She sits down with editorial staff of both OUís freshmen and senior yearbooks as they describe the impact of the Internet on their publication.
Hey Grandma, Facebook me! Jeremy Scott examines the impact the recent changes to Facebook and MySpace have on the privacy rights of these sitesí users. OUís IT department tells Assignment: Radio whether privacy truly is extinct, and the best ways to avoid putting too much information online.
And Brian Hardzinski finds out what penalties exist for OU students caught downloading music illegally. The Universityís Information Technology department has several tips for users to avoid downloading illegally, as well as new downloading software for students to obtain the music they want both legally and free of charge.
For those interested in the story about Austin band The Octopus Project, you can visit their website or check out their MySpace page.

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