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5-4 Final Project Part One - OverviewI. IntroductionA. 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. BackgroundA. 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 choiceIV. Major Point 2: Social is an enabler, not a creatorA.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. ConclusionA. 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.