For our final video project I chose the topic of social media and activism. I will be discussing how when done properly, social media can be used as a tool to promote social change and civic engagement. In my video I will teach the benefits of using social media, the complexity/possible problems you can encounter, and the appropriate way to use social media to your advantage. A few examples that I will be using are Standing rock, Black Lives Matter, and Anonymous.
My targeted audience will be Millennials and Post-Millennials seeing as they tend to use social media the most. However, I feel everyone will be able to benefit from watching my video. I chose this topic because social media is a large part of our society and is used on a daily basis. I want people to understand that all thought it can be, social media is not merely a place for posting selfies. It has the ability to positively influence others and make an ever lasting change on our world.
- Anderson, M., Toor, S., Rainie, L., & Smith, A. (2018, July 11). Activism in the Social Media Age. Retrieved April 20, 2019, from https://www.pewinternet.org/2018/07/11/activism-in-the-social-media-age/
- Fequiere, J. (2016, March 21). How Millennials Use Social Media To Make Social Change. Retrieved April 20, 2019, from https://www.theodysseyonline.com/social-media-social-change
- Palondikar, R. (2015, December 22). Anonymous: The Pros and Cons of Hacktivism – Blueshoon | Chicago. Retrieved April 20, 2019, from https://www.blueshoon.com/anonymous-the-pros-and-cons-of-hacktivism/