Social Media: Affordances, Practices, Disruptions

I argued in this dissertation that because Twitter and Facebook do not have the same affordances that people may express minority viewpoints on these platforms in differing ways. The affordances I considered were friend networks on each platform, visibility, and identifiability. I argued that on Twitter people may feel more free to express minority viewpoints … Read more

Jesse Singal “Social Media is Making Us Dumber. Here’s Exhibit A.” Critical Summary

Journalist Jesse Singal in his article “Social Media is Making Us Dumber. Here’s Exhibit A.” argues that people interested in discussing politics are falling victim to the brutal social media environment. Mr. Singal obtained a Master’s in Public Affairs at Princeton University and studied inequality in America, making him a credible source on the subject. … Read more