Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Social Media: (But Were Too Afraid to Ask)Main MenuIntroductionDefining Social MediaHistory and Different Types of Social MediaSocial media history and the different typesProfessional Benefits of Social MediaThe connection between social media and someone's profession is larger than ever. This connection has lead to new benefits for both people and their professions.The Risk of Social MediaProblems that you may encounter when online.Viral TrendsAn overview of technology/internet content, and how it spreadsMoney and Social MediaHow different social media platforms make money off of their users and how users can make money through social media.I am the LawLaws and Court Cases related to Social Media, Civil, Criminal, Terms of ServiceAuthor BiographiesBiographies of all the individual authors that contributed to this project.David Squiresc613f45970ae89ef70516076df94370392b06674Digital Technology & Culture
Social Movements and the Politics Around It
1media/dtc101-fist.jpeg2016-10-14T10:41:10-07:00Mikah Chanbb725ca2639d37e2336be8f6e98709b36c7f09811188033Researching social movements in America and the effects they have on politics.plain2016-10-24T08:47:51-07:00Mikah Chanbb725ca2639d37e2336be8f6e98709b36c7f0981
In terms of communication, social media now encapsulates the way we communicate with one another. However, how does it connect us within the world of politics and social justice? One Egyptian activist described social media’s role as this, “facebook used to set the date, twitter used to share logistics, youtube to show the world, all to connect people”. As we’ve seen with the Black Lives Matter movement, activism and social media have gone hand-in-hand in effecting our politics and social justice. To understand this social movement and its impact, we have to look at the components of how a movement is built and the way social media is used to create communication and organization among activists.
Social media has had a surprisingly strong effect on politics and this presidential election is no exception. Republican nominee, Donald Trump, has made himself very well known on his twitter account. This election seems to be much more popular on social media than any other platform. The presidential candidates have given their opinions on the black lives matter movement that has been trending on social media for months.
This presidential election seems to be focusing more on what the candidates have said on social media than any other type of statement. Donald Trump has been the main name in many controversial posts posted on his twitter account. Many newsroom have focused on these tweets for weeks at a time. Mr. Trump is not the only politician to be using social media in a very straight forward fashion. Hillary Clinton’s campaign has had its sight set on trying to obtain the votes of the younger generation. By trying to communicate on a level that the younger generation will relate, Clinton has been trying to use social media to her advantage. Other candidates Gary Johnson and Jill Stein have been practically overshadowed by both Clinton and Trump. Viewing debates have been made easier thanks to social media. Many social media outlets like Twitter and Facebook have made accessing information about the debates, each candidate and even viewing the debates much easier for the average user. While making information easy to access candidate Donald Trump has deleted many previous tweets to avoid any embarrassing or inappropriate images of himself. In the image above, this is a screenshot of an official tweet from Donald Trump in 2012. Stating how unattractive author Arianna Huffington is from her personal appearance to her personality as well.
12016-10-23T21:06:26-07:00Mikah Chanbb725ca2639d37e2336be8f6e98709b36c7f0981Movement's Media Activity8A look into the Black Lives Matter movement's social media presence.plain2016-11-05T16:39:28-07:00David Squiresc613f45970ae89ef70516076df94370392b06674
12016-10-24T08:07:31-07:00Black Lives Matter Logo1An illustrated image depicting the social media movement.plain2016-10-24T08:07:31-07:00
12016-10-24T08:24:37-07:00Black Lives Matter Co-Creator On The New Civil Rights Movement1Ferguson sparked a new national Black Lives Matter movement that's sweeping across the U.S. And it's young people leading the charge. They're demanding the end to what they see as systemic racism in law enforcement that targets black people. Alicia Garza, co-founder of #BlackLivesMatter, tells Dena Takruri who these activists are and the tactics they're using to get what they want.plain2016-10-24T08:24:38-07:00