Author Archives: Prof P-S
Activity: Methods for Studying Social Media 1 You can download and print the above PDF to use as a study guide for the final exam. I have not checked/corrected the answers, so you should rely on them at your own discretion.
In the second half of the semester, we are covering a variety of phenomena that strongly relate to current events and public discussions (e.g. youth media use, sexting, cyberbullying, hate speech, political memes, privacy and surveillance, etc.). Obviously, our readings were written before the events and discussions that we are seeing currently in the news. […]
For this post, you may choose one of two options: Option 1: Make some drastic changes in your social media presence on one specific platform. For example, you might change your profile information, the way you present yourself in your photos, the style/content of your status updates, and so on. After making these changes, keep […]
Your second blog post should reflect on the contemporary popular discourse around online social networking, with a focus on social ties and/or self-presentation. As a starting point for your post, find a recent (within the last month) example from popular media discourse (e.g. a blog post, a magazine article, a tv clip, etc.). These are some hypothetical example articles. You could […]
Hello and welcome to Social Media Networking, or, as I like to call it, Culture and Social Media Technologies! Your first assignment is a warm-up to get you thinking about cultural practices and norms around social media networking. The prompt question is, What is your social media pet peeve, the online behavior that annoys you […]