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Communication Through Social Media

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Social Media Twitter reports over 500 million registered accounts
Twitter's official blog reported over 140 million monthly Active Users and an average of 340 million tweets per day, equating to more than 1 Billion Tweets every 3 days
The DNC Convention's official blog reported over 9.5 Million tweets this year
The United States makes up for 50.99% of Twitter users around the world How We Communicate Through Social Media Positive Effects
of Social Media "Using electronic media
often eliminates the verbal clarifications, the nonverbal
aspects of one-on-one conversations, such as facial expression and body movements and positions" Negative Effects of Social Media http://commsurvey.tk/ Class Survey Turkle, S. (2011). Alone together: why we expect more from technology and less from each other. New York: Basic Books. Bibliography First Time Meeting Because of digital media companies are now able to get most of their information out at a faster rate than ever.

Companies are now able to spread their promotion through email, social networking, their websites and internet ads.

With new technology incorporated into ads, such as interactive promotions, the user is also able to send back information to companies so they can adjust to their intended audience Business How many times have you seen one of your friends post about things that’s bothering them?

With networking people who are in need of comforting are able to express their feelings usually without negative reactions, and mostly with a friend giving comforting words.

With this ability to share moments, be it good or bad, we now the opportunity to empathize with each other on a greater scale.

You can think about it as a way to have group therapy without having to pay for it. Comfort What’s the main point of social mediums such as Facebook, Twitter, Etc? Friends!

It’s never been easier for people to make friends.

A lot more people know of each other.

Even if you sometimes never meet these people in real life, you still communicate with them even if it’s unintentional.

If you post on your wall, or send a tweet, you are communicating with everyone on the internet. Millions of people have the opportunity to be included in your life experiences Friends For anyone that has family members in other countries, you remember how hard it was to get in contact with them. You normally would have to pay a premium to be able to get connected with them via telephones.

Then came social media. Family members in different states, cities and countries were able to communicate with each other more frequently.

Just being able to wish your family members a happy birthday, or a Merry Christmas with the click of button is amazing. International Communication and Its Impact
on Communication Communication becomes impersonal - instead of writing notes to 1 person, you share your ideas with everyone in your "Friends" or "Followers" list "Friends become fans" (Turkle 181) "When we Tweet or write to hundreds or thousands of Facebook friends as a group, we treat individuals as a unit." (Turkle 187) Social Media and the Self Berko, R. M., Wolvin, A. D., Wolvin, D. R., & Aitken, J. E. (2012). Communicating + new mycommlab a social, career, and cultural focus, books a la carte edition.. Boston, Massachusetts: Pearson College Div. Rosen, L. P. (2011, August 6). Social networking’s good and bad impacts on kids. American Psychological Association (APA). Retrieved October 3, 2012, from http://www.apa.org/news/press/releases/2011/08/social-kids.aspx (Communicating: A Social, Career, and Cultural Focus, 181) Nonverbal communication
helps us to understand others. Without nonverbals, our communication lacks emotion... We use emoticons as substitutes for nonverbals, but... Do these describe all of your emotions? Social Media is Impersonal Social media changes the way you communicate your identity to the world through self-disclosure. Text Languages Nonverbal Communication is Lost Our generation has created new forms of language through text. Not all people like or understand them.
What about you? Fieldman, C. (2012, March 31). Teachers, students see texting lingo popping up in school writing. Chicago Sun-Times. Retrieved October 7, 2012, from www.suntimes.com/news/education/4600849-418/teachers-students-see-texting-lingo-popping-up-in-school-writing.html Gross, D. (2012, May 4). Survey: 1 in 4 users lie on Facebook - CNN. Featured Articles from CNN. Retrieved October 7, 2012, from http://articles.cnn.com/2012-05-04/tech/tech_social-media_facebook-lies-privacy_1_facebook-profile-facebook-users-national-privacy-law?_s=PM:TECH Privacy Schwartz, D. (2012, September 25). 8 Facebook privacy flaps. CBC.ca - Canadian News Sports Entertainment Kids Docs Radio TV. Retrieved October 7, 2012, from http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/story/2012/09/25/f-facebook-privacy-list.html Information on social media is broadcast to many people and, like most information on the internet, is not private. "The latest complaint from Facebook users is that some of them have been seeing private messages show up on their own timeline — a series of posts and pictures stretching back months or years — and even friends' timelines." (CBC News) According to a CNN survey, 1 in 4 users lie on their Facebook profiles because of privacy concerns. They create fake names, birth dates, and other information to protect their identities. Psychological Effects "Teens who use Facebook more often show more narcissistic tendencies while young adults... show more signs of other psychological disorders." (The American Psychological Association) Many of us use social media every day. But are we addicted? There are 5 questions about your use of social media. Please use the above link to access the survey on your smart phones or tablets (if you have them), then we will analyze the results at the end of the presentation. Most Frequently Used Words in a Bio Dugan, L. (2012, February 21). Twitter to surpass 500 million registered users on Wednesday. Retrieved from http://www.mediabistro.com/alltwitter/500-million-registered-users_b18842 Twitter turns six [Web log message]. (2012, March 21). Retrieved from http://blog.twitter.com/2012/03/twitter-turns-six.html Sharp, A. (2012, September 6). #DNC2012 Night 3: Obama’s speech sets records. Twitter Blog. Retrieved from http://blog.twitter.com/2012/09/dnc2012-night-3-obamas-speech-sets.html Heath, E. (2012, September 20). Why LinkedIn joined the Internet Association. LinkedIn Blog. Retrieved from http://blog.linkedin.com/2012/09/20/the-internet-association/ Unknown (n.d.). An exhaustive study of Twitter users across the world. Beevolve, Social Media Analytics Platform | Social Media Monitoring, PR Measurement, WoM Marketing, Viral Marketing, Lead Generation & Sales. Retrieved from http://www.beevolve.com/twitter-statistics/ Twitter Social media monitoring site, Beevolve, did a study of 36 million Twitter users to get insight on who’s actually using the site.

In a gender breakdown, they reported 53% of users are women compared to 47% men

Women are also said to tweet more on average than men (610-567) Facebook An official Facebook statement claims:
“Facebook reached 1 billion monthly active users on September 14"

Since Facebook launched, there have been:
Over 1.13 trillion likes since launch in February 2009
140.3 billion friend connections
219 billion photos uploaded
17 billion location-tagged posts, including check-ins since launch of the product in August 2010
62.6 million songs have been
played 22 billion times Introduction 1. Introduction to how we communicate using social media - 3 minutes

2. Survey and prepping for skit - 4 minutes

3. Positive effects of social media on communication - 3 minutes

4. Negative effects - 4 minutes

5. Skit - 2-3 minutes

6. Conclusion with analysis of data (global, outside class, and in-class survey) - 4 minutes Presentation Agenda http://commsurvey.webuda.com/results.php Analysis of Data Conclusion Positive:
more opportunities to communicate with friends
ability to give comfort through online communication
ability to communicate internationally
ease for businesses to send widespread information

Negative:
loss of emotions conveyed through nonverbal communication
creation of difficult-to-understand text languages
impersonal communication, treating friends as fans
privacy issues
fabrication of identities
possible addiction Topher. (n.d.). Surrendering to social media: is it addiction? Checkpoints DUI News. Local DUI Attorneys: Fight Your Charges. Retrieved October 7, 2012, from http://www.totaldui.com/blog/surrendering-to-social-media-is-it-addiction/ Wheeldon, E. (n.d.). A social society: the positive effects of communicating through social networking sites - online conference on networks and communities. Home - Online Conference on Networks and Communities. Retrieved October 13, 2012, from http://networkconference.netstudies.org/2010/04/a-social-society-the-positive-effects-of-communicating-through-social-networking-sites/ Parrack, D. (n.d.). The positive impact of social networking sites on society [opinion]. Cool Websites, Software and Internet Tips. Retrieved October 13, 2012, from http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/positive-impact-social-networking-sites-society-opinion/ Morely, M. (n.d.). The positive & negative impact of digital media on business | Chron.com. Small Business - Chron.com. Retrieved October 13, 2012, from http://smallbusiness.chron.com/positive-negative-impact-digital-media-business-20910.html Social Media has both positive and negative effects on the ways we communicate. You make the choice of how you use social media or not, and you should be conscious of its effects. (Dave Parrac) (Dave Parrac, www.makeuseof.com) (Miranda Morely, Demand Media) Video from Youtube Pictures from Google Images Search Skit Performance · Highlights the differences between normal and social media communication

· Shows the communication challenges that can arise when one person uses a form of communication, especially social media communication, the other does not recognize or understand Skit Analysis According to the blog on totaldui.com... Online, the public self can be fabricated The more time we spend on social media,
the less time we spend communicating face-to-face. "Text speak" in tweets and statuses makes communication more casual. It sometimes creates fragmented ideas and results in miscommunication. Google Plus statistics 2012. (2012, January 20). Tecmark. Retrieved October 10, 2012, from http://www.tecmark.co.uk/google-plus-stats-2012 Google+ facts and figures (infographic). (2012, February 14). Website Monitoring. Retrieved October 10, 2012, from http://www.website-monitoring.com/blog/2012/02/14/google-facts-and-figures-infographic/ Hampton, K., Goulet, L., Rainie, L., & Purcell, K. (2011, June 16). Social networking sites and our lives. Pew Internet. Retrieved October 10, 2012, from www.pewinternet.org/~/media//Files/Reports/2011/PIP%20-%20Social%20networking%20sites%20and%20our%20lives.pdf Rainie, L., Brenner, J., & Purcell, K. (2012, September 13). Photos and videos as social currency online. Pew Internet. Retrieved October 10, 2012, from pewinternet.org/~/media//Files/Reports/2012/PIP_OnlineLifeinPictures.pdf Parker, G., & Thomas, L. (n.d.). Wave 6: The Business of Social. Universal McCann. Retrieved October 8, 2012, from www.universalmccann.de/wave6/downloads/wave6_insights_international.pdf Angela Maio, Bobby Fitzgerald, Zach Shepperd,
Sri Kankanahalli, Tekla Alleyne
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