Social Impact Of Social Media

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The two readings I picked are ‘Taking risky opportunities in youthful content creation: teenagers use of social networking sites for intimacy, privacy and self-expression’ by Sonia Livingstone and ‘Digital protest, hashtag ethnography, and the racial politics of social media in the United States’ by Yarimar Bonilla and Jonathan Rosa. Author Sonia Livingstone talks about use of social media by teenagers, where author Bonilla and Rosa talks about how and why social media platforms have become powerful sites for documenting and challenging episodes of police brutality and the misinterpretation of racialized bodies in mainstream media. Both of these reading creates a sense of the undeniable impact of social media in human life. Despite the fact …show more content…
However, all three authors of the article discusses how important and impactful social media is to peoples daily lives. But the three authors presented it differently. Author Sonia Livingstone talks about how teenagers are using social media. She included a lot of information about social media users, stated specific numbers of users of different social media. The article shows how the use of social media can be impactful in teenagers life. The article consists of some interview from teenagers who are very active in their social media. Most of the teenagers are aged 9-13. From the interviews various things were discovered. For example, it looks like teenagers are very careful how they construct their …show more content…
The article focused more and described how social media is used to raise voices against what’s not right. Authors of the article included a lot of incidents where people used the social media as a platform where they could express their opinion. There were a lot of times when people created an impact through social media. For example, about 3.6 million post appeared on twitter after the death of Michael Brown, showing how people all around the world voice in their opinion in something they think is not correct. Comparing the two article, it can be seen how important social media is in different aspects. The article by Sonia Livingstone demonstrates how important social media life is for teenagers for their way of communication. On the other hand, the article by Bonilla and Rosa demonstrates how people use social media to raise their voice against something wrong. Both article relates to the importance of social media, but the difference is the system they focused on the

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