Social Media Impact and Implications on Society By Nick Pernisco, SJMLE Editor
In the past five years, social media websites have become ubiquitous, giving young people a new way to interact with each other and communicate with the world. This new form of communication depends on user- created content, not mass produced messages coming from large media companies.
But as with other media before it, social media's rise to prominence has experienced some very serious growing pains. Companies like Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter have struggled to balance an inviting interactive environment with the ultimate pursuit of profits. Thanks
to these sites, our expectations of the web, as well as society, have changed.
This issue of the Student Journal for Media Literacy Education aims to explore some of the issues related to social media, and a generation fully engaged in this interactive world. The main focus is popular social media sites such as Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, Wikipedia, YouTube, and LinkedIn, but other social networking sites are explored as well.
All articles in the Journal have been written by college students in Santa Monica College's Reading The Media
course in Spring 2010, under my supervision. The students selected from a list of topic related to current issues in social media. I reviewed all of the articles, and offered suggestions and guidance, but the students were allowed to make the final decisions on all of their work. The research, analyses, and conclusions are the students' own.
I hope you enjoy this premiere issue of the Student Journal for Media Literacy Education. If you have any comments, questions, or suggestions, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Student Journal for Media Literacy Education is published twice each year, and includes articles by undergraduate college students studying media literacy.
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Table of Contents
Embed Codes & Share Buttons: An Invitation to Infringe on Copyrights? By Isabella G. and Maya C. Page 3
Free Speech: Benefit or Liability? By Kathleen C. and Anuhea R. Page 5
Social Media and Companies By Vinnie P. and Ayuna C. Page 6
Social Media Harassment By Alyssa B. and Nick M. Page 7
The Importance of Being Literate By Leif H. and Colin N. Page 8
Methods Advertisers Use on Social Media Sites By Allie B. and Merve O. Page 9
Balancing Social Media Advertising with User Freedoms By Aline K. and Sasha L. Page 10
Social Media Changing Social Interactions By Kaitlin C. Page 11
Social Media Changing How We Receive News and Other Information By Kari P. and Marcos A. Page 12
How Much Information Should Advertisers Know About Users? By Divine T. and Ezra F. Page 13
Employers and Social Networking By Eric A. and Miles A. Page 14
Global Advertising By T'Ana A. and Brooke W. Page 15
bibliographies and citations Page 16...