The discussion that Kushin and Zuniga proposed in their article is the impact social
media and social networks have to influence political participation, obtain news,
Social Media & Family
In todays society social media has changed almost every individuals life in
some way or the other. Both kids and adults are usi
Social Media and Health
The Internet has become a huge platform for gaining connections and
interacting with people. Web 2.0 allows people to create
Article Discussion: Livingstone
Differing opinions on social media
- critical scholars argue content creation by youth can counter
traditional dominance of producers.
- Public policymakers argue that media literacy skills will protect
Social media refers to the web-based and mobile technologies that
enable virtual interpersonal communication within an interactive
Social Media are dynamic and always changing.
Social Media help create identities.
The Best and Worst Times to Post On Social Networks - Facebook
Best: 1pm to 4pm
Worst: 8pm to 8am
Traffic builds after 9am
Peak time: Wednesday at 3pm
Traffic fades after 4pm
Avoid posting on weekends
Best: 1pm to 3pm
Worst: 8pm to 9am
Collaborative Projects: An almanac of politics. According to Wikipedia:
ballotepdedias purpose is to cultivate a thriving citizenship through
the free and open sharing of information. Modeled after Wikipedia
Is there such a thing as context-free meaning?
Twitter, a microblog, provides information that largely excludes
Weblog was termed in 1997. In 1999, Peter Merholz coined blog
via we blog.
Blog: interactive website, usually maintained by a
What are the features of social networking sites that are
unique, and different from real-life interactions?
Social networking sites are online applications that enable users to:
Create personal profiles
Invite people to see profiles
o 3D platforms in which users appear as avatars and interact in
- two forms:
o virtual game worlds
o virtual social worlds (more realistic -> representation of real
life in technological sense)
- virtural worlds