Sunday, November 15, 2015

14 Social Media and the News

Just a few years ago, people found out about major news events on the TV Nightly News.  If it was a major event, it may have appeared on all channels immediately.  The information was usually limited and most people waited until they read all about it in the newspaper the next morning.

1) There was a world wide tragic event recently.  What was it?  How did you find out about it?

2) Research a bit about how social media and technology changed the way we learn about and view events impacting our lives.  Comment on what you think about what you discovered by watching the video and reading a few links:

Internet News (Who uses these? Are any great?)

#scudlaunch(This is mind boggling if you think about it)

3) How do you find out about what's going on?  TV or radio?  An iphone app?  A news app?  Twitter?  Facebook?  Or?   Do you think your way is the best or most honest?