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2. Consider what you have learned about collective behavior, social movements, andsocial change this week. How is the global expansion of social media likely to affect howpeople pursue social change? How has it done so already? Use specific examples asyou analyze social movements, social change, technology, and the media.Good afternoon Professor and Class:Collective behaviorsare involuntary behaviors that can be defined as group behaviorsthat are not structured by an institution, through the public, the mass and the crowd(OpenStax, 2017).Social movementsare a group of organized individuals that share acommon social goal. Some examples of social movements include reform movements,religious movements and revolutionary movements (OpenStax, 2017).Social changecan be defined as the transformation in society due to external factors such astechnology modernizations, and through social movements (OpenStax, 2017).Social powerful things that create a social change include social movements andcollective behaviors. Social change is predictable within society, displaying a change incultural and societal norms and patterns.The global expansion of social media is likelyto continuously affect how people pursue personal change because it displays diversecultural views, behaviors and change within our generation.Social media is a prominent platform within our generation, and social media is also anelement affecting change, within the United States, and worldwide. Social mediaplatforms include Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and many more, and provide a deeperinsight to the cultural and social norms in different areas. For example, Instagram andFacebook, can identify new fashion styles, which influence change in the way manydress. Also, hair styles and popular makeup trends, which also influence social trend inone’s appearance. Social media allows individuals to conform to the new inspiredtrends, creating social change, for people to become accustomed to new cultural norms.I also think that social movements are also affected drastically by social media. When agroup or organization obtains moderate attention from social media, they can spreadtheir beliefs. When their beliefs are raising awareness through social media, the socialmovements grow powerful and influential to many. A good example of social movements

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