Hi guys! As some of you may know I have chosen to do an inquiry project this semester of Butterfly Effect. My question this time around will be: “What are social media’s effects on society and the people within it?” This in an exceptionally intriguing question for me and was something I wanted to look into for some time now, so I am happy that I now have the inspiration to do so. I really hope you all find my inquiry project interesting and informative, but I encourage all of you to do a little solo research into this topic as well!
My research rounds will follow this plan:
- “What is social media and what is its history?” (This will help establish what exactly qualifies as social media, help define the term for people who might not know much about it, and give everyone a brief timeline of how social media became such a worldwide phenomenon.)
- “How has social media affected our psyche (happiness, jealousy, etc.)?” (This will give everyone a slight insight into the psychological effects that social media can and has caused.)
- “How has social media affected our communication skills and how we use them?” (This will help everyone in understanding how social media has altered arguably the most vital part of human existence; how we communicate with each other.)
Some resources I may use are:
I believe that this topic is one of the most relevant subjects in the world right now, but it has been quite overshadowed by the COVID-2019 pandemic. While social media is quite a new invention, nearly all of us use it on a daily basis to do many things, including communicating, posting images and videos, marketing personal projects, keeping up with fashion trends, and staying up-to-date with the news. In doing this research project, I hope to let you all know the many ways that social media affects you everyday and in doing so help you make an informed decision on how and if you should continue using the platform.