Thursday, December 18, 2014

Social Media in Different Countries

Choose a Spanish-speaking country and analyze the state of social media there, any major political movements or changes it has been used for there, and the reasons for it. Share your personal views about whether social media has benefited the country.

For information, visit social media sites and search for postings about your chosen country. Also, use research sources to read about social media in your country.

Los Angeles Times Website Opinion Section

Pages 24-25 in Temas also provide some information.

Create a simple infographic that depicts information about social media in your country of choice. You may also want to compare the data to the United States. Here are some tools you can use to create your infographic:

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Social Media

Choose one or more social media you believe to be of value (such as Twitter, Facebook, Google+, or Instagram) and argue for the value of it. Share your own arguments for its educational, political, and/or social value, and give at least one specific example of its positive use. If you have good examples to show of your own personal use of a social media tool, link to it. 

Find and link to a good-quality article (blog posting, news media, journal) that also supports its use with good arguments, and summarize those arguments.

Also consider sharing problems with social media and how it can be used in a negative way.

Here are some sources you can use to find articles:

Include at least one graphic that symbolizes your social media, making sure that it is Creative Commons-licenses and properly credited.