Many people get all or most of their news from social media. For this project, we are going to be analyzing the content of several social media sites from major news sources, paying particular attention to social media standards, practices, and regulation.
Where do you get your news? Start by going to one major news site’s FACEBOOK page (CNN, MSNBC, FOX, etc.) Try another different news site’s TWITTER feed, and third choose another social media site such as Reddit, Pinterest, or another (preferably one you use, if there is one).
Analyze the sites in a 3-5 page total paper. In your analysis, be sure to include the following:
General introduction to your thoughts on the social media you studied
Several social media practices you observed (e.g., what gets the most interaction?)
Examples of regulation of social media and discussion of such regulation (Is it good, bad, or indifferent? How could circumstances change the situation?)
Analysis of ethical concerns (e.g., can you see examples of bias?)
What is the culture of each site – how do users seem to respond to questionable items? (Is racism or open mocking ignored or pursued?)
Conclusion of your findings
Social media is where many individuals obtain all or most of their news. We will be studying the content of many social media sites from major news sources for this project, with a focus on social media norms, practices, and regulation.
What sources do you use to acquire your news? Begin by visiting a big news site’s FACEBOOK page (CNN, MSNBC, FOX, etc.) Try another news site’s TWITTER feed, and then pick another social networking site like Reddit, Pinterest, or another (preferably one you use, if there is one).
Analyze the sites in a paper of 3-5 pages. Make sure to include the following in your analysis:
A general overview of your thoughts on the social media you researched.
Several social media practices you