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5-4 Final Project Part One - Overview I. Introduction A. Current Problem: Social media has an immediate and prolonged effect on society. The culture is changing, although it appears to be a creator, Social is an enabler. Thesis Statement: Social media reflects culture, it does not create it. This media has a dramatic influence on the direction of a culture, however society must be ready to embrace that direction and carry it forward for the culture to change. Social is a tool, not a carpenter; Therefore it is a reflection, and not the architect. II. Background A. Historical Media Overview: How has media reflected culture in the past? Is this an indicator of the future of social media? B. Historical Social Media Overview: Where did social media come from, how has it changed? How does that reflect culture? (Cooper 2015) III. Major Point 1: People have a choice. As long as freedom of choice exists, culture still resides with the people A. Minor Point 1: Internal vs External Locust of Control (Frankl). B. Minor Point 2: Even a vote by proxy is a choice IV. Major Point 2: Social is an enabler, not a creator A. Minor Point 1: Culture has existed before and will exist after . B. Minor Point 2: Desires are innate, but need a vehicle ( Ran J, Moyi J & Shoham M) C. Minor Point 3: Social is still 1 human influencing another through a media source. ( Shirky) V. Major Point 3: Culture has forced change in social, which would not occur if social was the architect. A. Minor Point 1: Classmates, Snap Chat, Twitter, and Facebook have changed to suit culture. B. Minor Point 2: Different demographics leverage these tools for different use cases. (cite sources).
VI. Conclusion A. Restatement of Thesis: Social media reflects culture, it does not create it. This media has a dramatic influence on the direction of a culture, however society must be ready to embrace that direction and carry it forward for the culture to change.

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