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How many of you have or are a part of a social media website?

Jan 05, 2016



Connected yet Disconnected

How many of you have or are a part of a social media website?

Connected yet DisconnectedKevin DoIndependent Research G/T


Source: facebook.comObjectivesTalk about the research that I have done over the yearExplain the primary research process and what I did Analyze and explain the final product and what I will be doing

Source: flickr.comResearch ProcessUsed various sites and online sources to conduct research on my topicRead primary research similar to my topic onlineRead scholarly articles that related to my researchSurveyed students at Reservoir High SchoolInterviewed experts in the field about my topic

Source: tumblr.comWhat is social media?Social media is a form of mass communication that incorporates people expressing their feelings.Social networking is using social media sites as communication and interacting with individuals online

Source: flickr.comWhy did I decide to research this?Social media was an interesting topic because it is a popular topic right nowSocial media has been placed in a negative light in the past few yearsGeneration X (parents) criticize Millennials (teens) about social media usage.

Source: kdpr.comMy HypothesisI hypothesized that if teens use social media more then they will become less social and lose their ability to communicate well. Less social- communicate less in person and be introvertedAbility to communicate comprehend body language and verbal communication

Source: badbirdreads.comPrimary ResearchSurveyed 100 students at Reservoir High School Asked they 20 questions about how they use social media and why they use social media Surveyed 1 freshmen class, 2 sophomore classes, 1 mixed class

Primary Research ResultsQuestion 16: I need to learn from peoples body language to learn about them.

Primary Research Results Question 11:I find communication more meaningful when I am not using social media.

Primary Research ResultsQuestion 3: I enjoy communicating face-to-face with my peers.

Information Drawn from Primary ResearchTeens prefer to communicate through face-to-faceSocial media has an effect on communication.Teens use social media more than they communicate face to face with their friends.

Source: data.library.virginia.eduFinal Product WebsiteTarget Audience: Teens / Younger Users of Social Media

Source: makingdifferent.comConclusionInform myself and other users of social media to be aware of their usageThe next generation will lose the ability to communicate properly

Source: webgranth.comConcluding StatementWe will all be exposed to social media just be wary of how you use because it can ruin the way you communicate.

Source: thebigfatmouth.comQuestions?

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