Using the platform of your choice (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, Tumblr, Tik Tok, etc) find the public feed of someone (or an organization) whose ideas you think are important for (enter topic here), who is actively using social media to air their views. What are they talking about? How and why does it matter? How is social media reshaping (enter topic here)?
(We recommend you include a detailed description outlining what you are expecting from this project. You should expect students to gather about 30 posts to carry out this activity.)
Guidelines for the assignment: This assignment should be a minimum of 1000 words and a maximum of 1200 words. Screenshots of the most relevant posts should be incorporated into the analysis. You are looking for theory in action in the real world so make sure you outline connections between the readings and the social media posts/tweets.
The Midterm project is due Sunday October 24th at midnight.
Here is a sample of what a group of students can achieve with this activity:
Twittering Theory Task