.Social media are interactive computer-mediated technologies that facilitate the creation or sharing of information, ideas, career interests, and other forms of expression via virtual communities and networks. The variety of stand-alone and built-in social media services currently available introduces challenges of definition; however, there are some common features:
- Social media are interactive Web 2.0 Internet-based applications.
- User-generated content such as text posts or comments, digital photos or videos, and data generated through all online interactions, is the lifeblood of social media.
- Users create service-specific profiles for the website or app that are designed and maintained by the social media organization.
- Social media facilitate the development of online social networks by connecting a user's profile with those of other individuals or groups.
What is the purpose of a hashtag
Think of hashtags as a way to connect social media content to a specific topic, event, theme or conversation. They also make it easier to discover posts around those specific topics, because hashtags aggregate all social media content with that same hashtag.Apr 15, 2020
How to Use Hashtags: A Quick and Simple Guide for Every ...
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How to Use Hashtags on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram
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- No punctuation should be included
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Hashtags (#) are specific and unique keywords that make your content more discoverable on social media platforms and help you to engage with other social media users based on a common theme or interest. Clicking on any hashtag directs you to every social media post using the same hashtag.
Biz Stone on Social Innovation | American Genius
The co-founder of Twitter discusses what it's like to discover you have created a tool that can be a vehicle for true social movement.
Social Media in Plain English
A simple story that illustrates the forces shaping social media. This video is a metaphor-rich explanation of Social Media. It tells of a town that changes as a result of democratization. It teaches: • Social Media's role in giving people the power to produce video, music, etc. on the web • How social media compares to traditional media • How fans play a role in deciding what should be findable and popular • The benefits of social media to individuals and organizations Need explainer videos for your classroom? This video is a sample from a unique video library that can be licensed for use by educators. http://CommonCraft.com/ Ready-made Videos and Downloadable Visuals for Educators
Some of the most popular social media websites, with over 100 million registered users, include Facebook (and its associated Facebook Messenger), TikTok, WeChat, Instagram, QZone, Weibo, Twitter, Tumblr, Baidu Tieba and LinkedIn. Other popular platforms that are sometimes referred to as social media services (differing on interpretation) include YouTube, QQ, Quora, Telegram, WhatsApp, LINE, Snapchat, Pinterest, Viber, Reddit, Discord, VK, Microsoft Teams, and more.
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Social Media Documentaries:
The Social Dilemma
Discover what’s hiding on the other side of your screen
The world has long recognized the positive applications of social media, from its role in empowering protesters to speak out against oppression during the Arab Spring uprisings almost a decade ago, to serving an instrumental role in fighting for equity and justice today. And in 2020, during an astonishing global pandemic, social media has become our lifeline to stay in touch with loved ones, as well as proving to be an asset for mobilizing civil rights protests. However, the system that connects us also invisibly controls us. The collective lack of understanding about how these platforms actually operate has led to hidden and often harmful consequences to society—consequences that are becoming more and more evident over time, and consequences that, the subjects in The Social Dilemma suggest, are an existential threat to humanity.
The Social Dilemma is a powerful exploration of the disproportionate impact that a relatively small number of engineers in Silicon Valley have over the way we think, act, and live our lives. The film deftly tackles an underlying cause of our viral conspiracy theories, teenage mental health issues, rampant misinformation and political polarization, and makes these issues visceral, understandable, and urgent. Through a unique combination of documentary investigation and entertaining narrative drama...
The Social Dilemma
The American Meme
THE AMERICAN MEME follows the journeys of four shocking social media disruptors, Paris Hilton (@parishilton), Josh Ostrovsky (@thefatjewish), Brittany Furlan (@brittanyfurlan) and Kirill Bichutsky (@slutwhisperer), as they hustle to create empires out of their online footprints. Although their paths to influencer status are distinct, their respective followings are akin to small armies.
The American Meme | Official Trailer [HD] | Netflix
Impacts on Users
BI Science: How Social Media Is Rewiring Our Brains
Social media is dominating most of our attention throughout the day. Yet, is it truly changing our face-to-face relationships? Dr. Dan Siegel, clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine reveals how social media is actually physically rewiring our brains.
5 Crazy Ways Social Media Is Changing Your Brain Right Now
Your brain may never be the same!
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The National: How social media is affecting teens
How are teens being affected by social media? Research suggests the impact is an emotional one.
Social Media, Sleep and Tired Teens
Many parents know just how distracting social media use can be for teens during the day. But nighttime use may carry an even heavier toll.
A new study from the UK found that more than 1 in 5 UK teens may be regularly waking up during the night to check social media accounts — a habit that may disrupt sleep, increase fatigue at school and harm their overall sense of well-being.
"Having a regular wake time and using social media during the night appear to be more important in determining whether a young person is always tired during the day than the time they go to bed, how long they spend in bed and having a regular bedtime," said lead study author Kimberley Horton, a research assistant at the Wales Institute of Social and Economic Research Data (WISERD) at Cardiff University, in a press release.
ABC News: Teens Obsess Over '100 Club' for 'Likes' on Social Media
"The 100 Club" turns Facebook and Instagram into a popularity contest for young teens.
Frontline: Generation Like, PBS
From PBS and Frontline: Thanks to social media, today's teens are able to directly interact with their culture - artists, celebrities, movies, brands, and even one another - in ways never before possible. But is that real empowerment? Or do marketers still hold the upper hand? In Generation Like, author and FRONTLINE correspondent Douglas Rushkoff (The Merchants of Cool, The Persuaders) explores how the perennial teen quest for identity and connection has migrated to social media - and exposes the game of cat-and-mouse that corporations are playing with these young consumers. Do kids think they're being used? Do they care? Or does the perceived chance to be the next big star make it all worth it? The film is a powerful examination of the evolving and complicated relationship between teens and the companies that are increasingly working to target them.
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Social Media & Safety
BEaPRO™ Workshop: What Kids Are Doing Online
A "real-world" look at what kids are doing online and why it means so much to them.
Online activity is a big part of our online world. But what are you doing online? Is it creating an online reputation that's safe?
Safe Web Surfing: Top Tips for Kids and Teens Online
Would you ever walk into a giant arena full of strangers and make it rain postcards with your phone number and home address? No? Then what are you doing publishing those details online, where anyone in the WORLD can access them? It's easy to forget that the information we put on social media is visible not only to our actual social circles, but to our friends' friends and their friends' friends...and that creepy guy halfway across the world who you've never met. So, today we break down the importance of setting strict privacy settings, choosing strong passwords and other steps you can take to ensure you stay safe online. Good news! Internet safety is easier than you think.
Technology and Families, the Debate
JUNE 27, 2007
BY AMANDA LENHART
One in three online teens have experienced online harassment. Girls are more likely to be victims, but most teens say that they are more likely to be bullied offline than online.About one third (32%) of all teenagers who use the internet say they have been targets of a range of annoying and potentially menacing online activities – such as receiving threatening messages; having their private emails or text messages forwarded without consent; having an embarrassing picture posted without permission; or having rumors about them spread online.
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Teens, kindness and cruelty on social network sitesHow American teens navigate the new world of digital citizenship
BY AMANDA LENHART, MARY MADDEN, AARON SMITH, KRISTEN PURCELL, KATHRYN ZICKUHR AND LEE RAINIE
Social media use has become so pervasive in the lives of American teens that having a presence on a social network site is almost synonymous with being online. Fully 95% of all teens ages 12-17 are now online and 80% of those online teens are users of social media sites.1 Many log on daily to their social network pages and these have become spaces where much of the social activity of teen life is echoed and amplified—in both good and bad ways.
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TEDx - How social media makes us unsocial | Allison Graham
This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Social Media historian Allison Graham offers a witty and ironic view of a society that feels alone together despite the hundreds of virtual connections we have online. With a global population growing up via Facebook and Twitter and a perceptible shift in human interpersonal connections, the constant need for social self-validation permeates our daily existence. This talk shares the funny and revealing insights of a life lived online and how social media is used to connect and disconnect us.
Social Media Articles
Generation #fail: Social media addicts are more likely to feel inadequate when it comes to their careers and looks
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The best way to respond to a nasty email: Woman who was attacked over cyberspace reveals the perfect way to react to 'flamers'
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Jaron Lanier interview on how social media ruins your life
Jaron Lanier, the Silicone Valley ‘computer philosopher', thinks social media is ruining your life.
This Is How Social Media Is Destroying Your Life - The Fake Reality
One of the most important videos I've made. After everything that happened to me in the past 2 years, I wanted to touch on an important subject. Social media isn't evil by itself, but it's fake and we need to open our eyes and realize that. The lives people share on social media, don't reflect the reality they live in. After the privacy crisis in the past year, Mark Zuckerberg had to speak in front of congress. Social media effects on your mental health are scary and we need to do something about it. #depression #socialmedia #facebook
FOMO: Our Relationship with Social Media
FOMO, or fear of missing out, is the anxiety we experience when we feel there’s something exciting happening elsewhere... and we’re not a part of it. It’s been around for awhile but these days, it’s usually triggered by social media. We have instant access to our friends’ activity. That can be a good thing but it makes it all too easy for us to compare our lives to theirs. This leads to us second-guessing our decisions and feeling generally insecure. It can even get to the point where there’s a looming sense of FOMO even when we’re not online. What you might not realize is that the people you’re comparing yourself to are also experiencing this same FOMO… Watch our video to learn more about FOMO and how to cope with it. We hope you enjoy! Thanks for watching, and be sure to subscribe to our channel! http://bit.ly/2qaNzIj
Social Media & Schools
Edutopia: Mimi Ito on Learning in Social Media Spaces (Big Thinkers Series)
Mimi Ito, an expert in young people's use of digital media, shares her research on informal learning in online communities, where students can build technology skills, learn media literacy, and create and share their work. More resources at http://www.edutopia.org/mimi-ito-soci...
Edutopia: Social Media: Making Connections Through Twitter
At Albemarle County Public Schools, teachers use social media to get ideas for their classroom, for professional development, and to connect student learning to the real world.
How social media creates a better world: Jan Rezab at TEDxSSE
As a child of the formerly communist Czech Republic, Jan Rezab has a unique appreciation for social media, which he works with everyday as the CEO of one of the world's leading social media analysis firms. In this insightful talk, Jan discusses what he believes social media is and isn't, and shares his vision for the future of this powerful tool. About TEDx, x = independently organized event
Facebook Fearless: How social media can be good for you | Tracy Alloway | TEDxJacksonville
The ubiquitous use of social media has caused many to fear that these personalized technology platforms are creating a generation that is narcissistic and self-obsessed. But before we dismiss personalized technology as the perpetrator of our current societal ills, Professor Alloway argues that we must take a closer look at how social media can improve not only our memory of events, but also the way in which we observe our own lives and relate to those around us. Dr. Tracy Packiam Alloway is a psychology professor and the Graduate Program Director at the University of North Florida. She was awarded an Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award in 2015 as well as an Outstanding International Leadership Award in 2014. She was also the recipient of the prestigious Joseph Lister Award for outstanding skills in communicating to a non-specialist audience from the British Science Association. Tracy’s research has contributed to the scientific understanding of working memory, and specifically in relation to education and learning needs. She has presented her research to national organizations such as the National Center for Learning Disabilities, and as well as internationally to organizations such as the Japanese Society for Developmental Psychology and the Center on Research on Individual Development and Adaptive Education of Children at Risk in Germany, among others. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx