Social Media, Privacy and Legal/Ethical Issues (Weekly Assignment #6)

#ProjectX #Privacyissues #Viral #SocialTrends #OnlineIdentities Example of Success: Esmée Denters Privacy has always been a delicate issue, nowadays it is even more relevant than ever. Everywhere around you can hear people complaining about privacy issues, companies are getting sued and personal data is being collected and sold. The perks of using Social Media are more…

Social Media and Politics (Weekly Assignment #5)

#politicalcampaign #terrorism #rhetorics #multiculturalism #nationalism Example of Success: Barack Obama’s presidential campaign Probably one of the most successful political social media campaigns is the President Barack Obama’s presidential campaign. He managed to gain a lot of young supporters who therefore were very active on social media as well. Hes slogan “yes we can” was not…

Social Media and Education (Weekly Assignment #4)

#Education #eLearning #OnlineClassroom #MIT #Future Reconceptualizing the Boundaries of Formal and Informal Learning Christine Greenhow and Cathy Lewin did a research on social media as a space for learning with attributes of formality and informality. They argued that, there is not enough use of digital technologies in ‘formal contexts’ and the kinds of use do…

Social Media and Interpersonal Relationships (Weekly Assignment #3)

#connections #twitter #fandating # #sexting #scandal The Strength of the Work Ties Creating groups and selecting people has become a huge part of our lives. It starts in the early stages of being a child with picking friends and develops to hiring people to do a selective task for a company. College students are a…

Social Media, Personality and Identity Construction (Weekly Assignment #2)

#bodyimage #microcelebrity #onlinesuccess #onlinefailure #socialmedia Social Media Effects on Young Women’s Body Image Concerns Richard M. Perloff wrote an article about the effects of social media on young women’s body image concerns, mainly focusing on the adolescent girls and young adult women. The author pointed that too little theory-driven research have been conducted this topic….

Psychology of Social Media (Weekly Assignment #1)

#connecting #interacting #communicating #online #information To start the assignment let’s look at different definitions of social media. The Balance (2016) defines that Social media is a type of online media that expedites conversation as opposed to traditional media, which delivers content but doesn’t allow readers/viewers/listeners to participate in the creation or development of the content….