the term media monitoring is used most often to refer to
I would argue that the term media monitoring is most often used to refer to surveillance, but I would argue that that phrase is a misnomer. Media monitoring is often used to describe the use of surveillance cameras or the tracking of your location or movements.
In this instance, the term media monitoring is more accurately used to describe the use of surveillance cameras.
A good way to look at it is that surveillance cameras are used to monitor people and places to see what they are doing. I have a few cameras at my office in Portland. They are set up to monitor exactly what I am doing. One of them is called the “Bacon Cam” and is used to monitor my stomach-to-brain-to-anus frequency. I’m not exactly sure how many people use this camera, but I know that some do.
The term media monitoring is used most often to refer to the use of surveillance cameras, but it can also be used to refer to a number of other situations where people are being watched, like: cell phone usage, and the use of other electronic devices to track you.
I know the use of these cameras is somewhat controversial, but I think they’re a safe way to record the people you spend time with and to make a point about how they are spending their time. I’m not sure if the concept of media monitoring is inherently more or less harmful, but it seems that people use this very word quite often to mean exactly that.