Assignment 7 : Individual series
The impact of social media on culture.
What you would learn:
• The diversity and development of social media.
• The six types of social media.
• History of social media
• The impact social media has already had.
• The negative and positive effects .
• Will its impact grow.
• Is there anything we can do stop it ?
• Social networking sites (Facebook, YoutTube, Twitter, Tumblr)
Title of Documentary Ideas
To what extent does social media affect culture?
Does social media affect culture?
Subtopic 1: What is Social Media?
• Define Social media.
•The six types of social media.
•What do we use social media for ?
Subtopic 2: History of social media and its impact over time.
• Showing the different types of social media that has been made.
•The impact society had predicted they would make.
• What impact they actually made.
Subtopic 3: Social media today
• Statistics of the rise in social media and the amount of people who use it.
• The impact it has already had.
• Information about Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Youtube
Subtopic 1: Social Networking (Blogging)
• Sub-Cultures within – Hipsters, Fandoms (Comic con), Grunge.
Subtopic 2: Social Networking
Subtopic 3: Social Networking (Micro-blogging)
Stay connected Stalking
Re-connect with friends and family Cat fishing
Can communicate with people everywhere Stolen Identities
Easy to communicate Trolling
Express yourself ( Online Diary) Hackers
Subtopic 1: The positives and negatives of Social media
• The positive impact of social media
• The negative impact of social media
Subtopic 2: Examples of the positive and negative uses/impact of social media.
• Interview people to see if they have had any bad experiences with social media.
Subtopic 3: Is there any ways to prevent these negative affects of social media?
• The measures that have been taken to try and prevent things such as cyber bullying, trolling, hacking.
• Example from Facebook twitter e.g you have the ability to block people, and
Martha Payne – food blog ‘Never Seconds’ Sweet Sixteen party in Holland
The Egyptian Uprising (Arab Spring) London Riots
Earthquake in China – News + corrupt
Catfishing / stolen identities /
Social media – Pros
Pros: How? Examples:
Social media facilitates political
Social networking sites give social
movements a quick, no-cost method to
organize, disseminate information, and
The 2011 Egyptian uprising (part of
the Arab Spring), organized largely
via social media, motivated tens of
thousands of protestors for eighteen
days of demonstrations and,
ultimately led to the resignation of
Egyptian President Mubarak on Feb.
Social media sites empower
individuals to make social change
and do social good on a
Social media allows us to be connected,
thus allowing us to share problems,
ideas and communicate with others to
fix these problems.
Nine-year old Scottish student,
Martha Payne, and her blog, "Never
Seconds," and the formation of
"Friends of Never Seconds" charity to
feed children globally.
Social networking provides
academic research to a wider
audience, allowing many people
access to previously unavailable
We are now able to access a variety of
educational resources and information
online making it easier to do research.
Photos, videos, books, essays,
revision resources, the ability to
Social networking sites spread
information faster than any other
Over 50% of people learn about
breaking news on social media. 65% of
traditional media reporters and editors
use sites like Facebook and LinkedIn for
story research, and 52% use Twitter.
For subtopic 1
Cons: How? Examples:
Criminals use social media to
commit and promote crimes.
Gangs use the sites to recruit younger
members, coordinate violent crimes, and
threaten other gangs.
For example during the London
Social networking sites
facilitate cyber bullying.
It allows everyone to communicate with
each other meaning that people can
message you privately/publically.
49.5% of students reported being
the victims of bullying online and
33.7% reported committing bullying
Children may endanger
themselves by not
understanding the public and
viral nature of social
Children might upload statuses/pictures
which can be traced back to them. Also, as
they are so young children are ignorant to
what happens on social networking sites
and what could possibly happen if you put
out too much information.
Up to 600 Dutch riot police had to
be called in to break up a teen's
birthday party to which about
30,000 people were accidentally
invited after a Facebook post
thought to be private went viral
(quickly moving on to Twitter and
YouTube as well).
Subtopic 1: Will its impact grow? Is there any way to prevent it?
• Looking at how the different social medias were created and why they were created to see if it was a
reaction against something or if it was just to better society
• Looking at countries such as China and North Korea who censor their people, making them unable to
communicate with other people in the world.
Subtopic 2: The development of social media
•Web 1.0, Web 2.0, Web 3.0
• The Pros and Cons of this rapid development
Subtopic 3:The future for social media.
• Examples of what people predict for the future of social media.
• How this will affect the way in which we communicate and the cultures that have already developed even
2 Minute intro into whole series 1 minute intro into episode topic 2 minute subtopic #1