We’re talking about social media and society today and Friday, and today’s readings were designed to help you see who is using what with what frequency. The main points to remember from today will be the unique demographic profiles that some sites offer, the age-group stair-stepping that we see in most platforms, and how frequently many people use Facebook in particular.
The CNN article pointed out some good and bad effects on the way we relate to others, including our sharing behaviors, past relationships, emotional impact, reunions, and privacy.
Our discussion on Friday will focus on other aspects of social media and society. Please read three brief articles:
- How black people use Twitter
- Why ‘they’ don’t understand what black people do on Twitter
- Black Twitter: A virtual community ready to hashtag out a response to cultural issues