hum midterm - Axia College Material Jennifer Nicole Durbin

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Axia College Material Jennifer Nicole Durbin princessoldier@yahoo.com CST Appendix A Midterm Exam Answer each question below. Answers should be approximately 100 words per question. 1. What are the different forms of social media that exist today? Provide examples of different social media and their primary purposes. The different forms of social media today include, the internet; which is quickly taking over other forms of media, such as TV, magazines, and radio, by allowing users to browse for what they want at the moment they want it, it has become media on demand; TV; allows users to watch, record, and playback at a later time, coverage includes news, movies, daily sitcoms, and a variety of other shows, radio; has become very monotonous, they are competing with satellite radio which allows the user to listen to what they want, when they want it; magazines; are usually issued weekly, bi monthly or monthly, most magazines are also available to read online, and magazine companies are competing with a society that wants everything now, so making them available online is a way to satisfy the readers. 2. What are the greatest benefits of social media for individuals and society? Some of the greatest benefits of social media are that most are available at the moment we want them. The internet has become a great tool not only for reading jokes, and looking at funny pictures, but also for finding information. Alas, I can sit from the comfort of my home and research a topic for a paper using many different online libraries and resources. If I miss my favorite show, with a quick look online, I can watch it in minutes. The CD I have been waiting for months to come out, is easily downloaded, and can be burned to a blank CD. Movie times can be found online now, instead of calling a number to find out when the movie is playing, I can even buy my tickets online. Miss the nightly news, no problem, news is broadcast 24 hours a day, and there are multiple sites to get the news I want. However, if I want a hamburger from Burger King, I still have to stand in line and wait. 3. What are the greatest problems of social media for individuals and society? I believe that the greatest problem for individuals and society caused by social media, is the lack of patience. The internet has caused people to get used to having things right away, without the wait, or trip to a store or other business. Shopping, research, and entertainment can all be done from the comfort of our homes, and is basically instantaneous. The up rise of video games in the past years are bringing forth a generation of over weight and lazy children, who do not know what it means to go out side to play, and lack the skills of socialization. For some people, social media has become so advanced that operating a digital cable receiver has them baffled. Some people choose to only use the forms of social media that they are familiar with such as, magazines, newspapers, rabbit ear TV antennas, and radio and have chosen to not associate themselves with modern media for fear of
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Page1 / 4

hum midterm - Axia College Material Jennifer Nicole Durbin

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online