Humanities
UMGC Impact of Social Media on Human Culture Paper and Presentation

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I don’t know how to handle this Social Science question and need guidance.

Course Project: Online Technology Conference

The final project is a presentation for an imaginary technology conference called in order to evaluate the impact of technology on culture. Students will pose questions of cultural concern in regard to new or emerging technologies and answer these questions in a multimedia presentation that uses scholarly research. The project will be completed in stages throughout the course and shared with the class in the final week. Students choose a new or emerging technology and ask the following questions about it (from Neil Postman, Building a Bridge to the Eighteenth Century):

  1. What is the problem for which this technology is the solution?
  2. Whose problem is it?
  3. Which people and what institutions might be most seriously harmed by a technological solution?
  4. What new problems might be created because we have solved this problem?
  5. What sort of people and institutions might acquire special economic and political power because of technological change?
  6. What changes in language are being enforced by new technologies, and what is being gained and lost by such changes?

Students answer these questions by doing research in the UMUC library. At least six scholarly sources must be employed to answer the questions.

Your exhibit will consist of a multimedia presentation on a particular technology and its relationship to culture. The exhibit will address the following issues regarding technology and culture:

Purpose

The purpose of this assignment is for you to understand and articulate the relationship between technology and culture

Skills

The project will enable you to develop the following skills:

  1. Identify, define, and evaluate the influence of technology on human culture
  2. Analyze and evaluate specific relationships between technology and literature, writing, philosophy, religion, art, music, and posthumanism
  3. Articulate cultural critiques of technology
  4. Synthesize interdisciplinary scholarship in technology and the humanities
  5. Demonstrate the ability to design and produce multimedia communication appropriate to a given research or creative context (purpose, audience, event, form, genre, medium)

Knowledge

The project will enable you to obtain the following content knowledge

  1. Nature and function of technology
  2. Nature and function of culture

Part 1: Project Topic

Choose a technology to question in your final project in preparation for your presentation at the Online Technology Conference and answer the following questions about it:

  • What is it?
  • Why did you choose it?
  • At this point, what do you think the answers will be? Why?
  • What steps will you take to answer the questions?
  • What obstacles (if any) do you see in your way to answering the questions?

Your responses should be at least 200 words, in total, adhere to MLA style guidelines (Times New Roman and size 12 font, 1 inch margins), and should be carefully edited and proofed for standard use of English.

Due Date for Part 1: This submission is due during Week 2, with the final day of submission being the Sunday of the two week (11:30pm ET). Please see the Course Schedule for the exact final due date for this submission.

Part 2: Project Resources

Create an analytical annotated bibliography of resources you will use for your project. These must include at least six scholarly resources. Each source should be at least 150 words.

General assistance with annotated bibliographies and MLA citations can be found on the UMUC website at the below links.

Due Date for Part 2: This submission is due during Week 3, with the final day of submission being the Sunday of the third week (11:30pm ET). Please see the Course Schedule for the exact final due date for this submission.

Part 3: Project Outline

This week you will create an outline of your project. Next week you will use this outline to guide you as your create your presentation.

Use this resource for assistance on how to create an outline: Prewriting and Outlining | UMUC

Due Date for Part 3: This submission is due during Week 4, with the final day of submission being the Sunday of the fourth week (11:30pm ET). Please see the Course Schedule for the exact final due date for this submission.

Part 4: Project Media

With the outline you created last week, create media for your project using the below resources to guide you. Use this resource to help you think about how to best address your audience:

Resources to help you with the presentation:

This week your primary focus should be on the PowerPoint (or similar tool) itself. Next week you will submit a full draft of your presentation, which will include your audio narration.

Due Date for Part 4: This submission is due during Week 5, with the final day of submission being the Sunday of the fifth week (11:30pm ET). Please see the Course Schedule for the exact final due date for this submission.

Part 5: Submit First Draft for Feedback

This week you will submit a draft of your completed narrated presentation. The presentation should last at least 20 minutes and not more than 30 minutes. You may use PowerPoint to narrate your presentation or use a screen casting software to make a video.

Due Date for Part 5: This submission is due during Week 6, with the final day of submission being the Sunday of the sixth week (11:30pm ET). Please see the Course Schedule for the exact final due date for this submission.

Part 6: Submit Final Project

Taking the feedback from your professor, make any revisions necessary to your presentation. Submit your completed presentation to the assignment folder and also to the Week 8 Discussion: Online Technology Conference. Further instructions for the 'conference' will be found there. Your sources, including images, should be cited, and a Works Cited page should accompany the presentation.

Due Date for Part 6: This submission is due during Week 7, with the final day of submission being the Sunday of the seventh week (11:30pm ET). Please see the Course Schedule for the exact final due date for this submission.

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Course Project: Online Technology Conference The final project is a presentation for an imaginary technology conference called in order to evaluate the impact of technology on culture. Students will pose questions of cultural concern in regard to new or emerging technologies and answer these questions in a multimedia presentation that uses scholarly research. The project will be completed in stages throughout the course and shared with the class in the final week. Students choose a new or emerging technology and ask the following questions about it (from Neil Postman, Building a Bridge to the Eighteenth Century): 1. What is the problem for which this technology is the solution? 2. Whose problem is it? 3. Which people and what institutions might be most seriously harmed by a technological solution? 4. What new problems might be created because we have solved this problem? 5. What sort of people and institutions might acquire special economic and political power because of technological change? 6. What changes in language are being enforced by new technologies, and what is being gained and lost by such changes? Students answer these questions by doing research in the UMUC library. At least six scholarly sources must be employed to answer the questions. Your exhibit will consist of a multimedia presentation on a particular technology and its relationship to culture. The exhibit will address the following issues regarding technology and culture: Purpose The purpose of this assignment is for you to understand and articulate the relationship between technology and culture Skills The project will enable you to develop the following skills: 1. Identify, define, and evaluate the influence of technology on human culture 2. Analyze and evaluate specific relationships between technology and literature, writing, philosophy, religion, art, music, and posthumanism 3. Articulate cultural critiques of technology 4. Synthesize interdisciplinary scholarship in technology and the humanities 5. Demonstrate the ability to design and produce multimedia communication appropriate to a given research or creative context (purpose, audience, event, form, genre, medium) Knowledge The project will enable you to obtain the following content knowledge 1. Nature and function of technology 2. Nature and function of culture Part 1: Project Topic Choose a technology to question in your final project in preparation for your presentation at the Online Technology Conference and answer the following questions about it: • What is it? • Why did you choose it? • At this point, what do you think the answers will be? Why? • What steps will you take to answer the questions? • What obstacles (if any) do you see in your way to answering the questions? Your responses should be at least 200 words, in total, adhere to MLA style guidelines (Times New Roman and size 12 font, 1 inch margins), and should be carefully edited and proofed for standard use of English. Due Date for Part 1: This submission is due during Week 2, with the final day of submission being the Sunday of the two week (11:30pm ET). Please see the Course Schedule for the exact final due date for this submission. Part 2: Project Resources Create an analytical annotated bibliography of resources you will use for your project. These must include at least six scholarly resources. Each source should be at least 150 words. General assistance with annotated bibliographies and MLA citations can be found on the UMUC website at the below links. • How to Write an Annotated Bibliography: http://sites.umuc.edu/library/libhow/bibliography_tutorial.cfm • MLA Citation Examples: http://sites.umuc.edu/library/libhow/mla_examples.cfm • The Purdue Online Writing Lab (Purdue OWL) also has good resources on writing Annotated Bibliographies, including how to summarize, assess, and reflect: o Overview: https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/614/01/ o • Sample MLA Annotated Bibliography: https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/614/03/ Additional assistance with MLA formatting can be found at Research and Documentation Online, 5th edition: http://bcs.bedfordstmartins.com/webpub/Ektron/ReWriting_basics%202e/rewritingbas ics2e/resdoc5e/RES5e_ch04_o.html Due Date for Part 2: This submission is due during Week 3, with the final day of submission being the Sunday of the third week (11:30pm ET). Please see the Course Schedule for the exact final due date for this submission. Part 3: Project Outline This week you will create an outline of your project. Next week you will use this outline to guide you as your create your presentation. Use this resource for assistance on how to create an outline: Prewriting and Outlining | UMUC Due Date for Part 3: This submission is due during Week 4, with the final day of submission being the Sunday of the fourth week (11:30pm ET). Please see the Course Schedule for the exact final due date for this submission. Part 4: Project Media With the outline you created last week, create media for your project using the below resources to guide you. Use this resource to help you think about how to best address your audience: • Writing for an Audience Resources to help you with the presentation: • Sample PPT with Notes • Twelve Tips for Creating Effective Presentations • Website for help with designing a PPT • Introduction to SmartArt Graphics • Convert Slide Text to a SmartArt Graphic This week your primary focus should be on the PowerPoint (or similar tool) itself. Next week you will submit a full draft of your presentation, which will include your audio narration. Due Date for Part 4: This submission is due during Week 5, with the final day of submission being the Sunday of the fifth week (11:30pm ET). Please see the Course Schedule for the exact final due date for this submission. Part 5: Submit First Draft for Feedback This week you will submit a draft of your completed narrated presentation. The presentation should last at least 20 minutes and not more than 30 minutes. You may use PowerPoint to narrate your presentation or use a screen casting software to make a video. Due Date for Part 5: This submission is due during Week 6, with the final day of submission being the Sunday of the sixth week (11:30pm ET). Please see the Course Schedule for the exact final due date for this submission. Part 6: Submit Final Project Taking the feedback from your professor, make any revisions necessary to your presentation. Submit your completed presentation to the assignment folder and also to the Week 8 Discussion: Online Technology Conference. Further instructions for the 'conference' will be found there. Your sources, including images, should be cited, and a Works Cited page should accompany the presentation. Due Date for Part 6: This submission is due during Week 7, with the final day of submission being the Sunday of the seventh week (11:30pm ET). Please see the Course Schedule for the exact final due date for this submission. ...
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Hi, here is part 1

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Student’s Name
Professor’s Name
Course Code
Course Title
Date
Part One
What is it?
The technology I will focus on in my paper is social media. Social media is a social
networking technology that allows people from around the world to interact, create, and share
content. There are various social networking sites such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter,
WhatsApp, tumbler, LinkedIn, and Google+, among others.
Why did you choose it?
Social media is the most used technology in the world. In the United States alone, 79% of
the population used social media in 2019, which was a 2% increment from the number of users in
the previous year (Clement). Social media usage has been on the rise for the past decade. In 2009,
only 21% of the population in the US used social media. The popularity of this technology is my
motivation for analyzing it. Since many people use it, it is crucial to provide information on how
it affects culture; whether positively or negatively.
At this point, what do you think the answers will be? Why?
I think the answer would be; social media impacts culture both positively and negatively.
Social media has its advantages and disadvantages. For example, it has made communication
easier. People from around the world can communicate with each other at low costs. The main
disadvantage is that it has led to increased alienation. People spend a lot of time on social media

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and tend to alienate those physically around them. In truth, there is no technology that is bad or
good; they are all a little bit of both.
What steps will you take to answer the questions?
I will conduct online research on the issue. I will conduct a literature review on existing
publications on the issue. The information I will gather form the research is the one I will use to
answer the questions.
What obstacles (if any) do you see in your way to answering the questions?
Accessing certain journal articles can be problematic, as some require an individual to pay
a certain amount of money. Also, finding up to date relevant articles is sometimes a problem.
Finding an article online that talks about the subject under discussion are never a problem, but
some sources date back ten years, and these do not make great research materials.

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Works Cited
Clement,

J.

"U.S.

population

with

a

social

media

profile

2019."

9 Aug. 2019,

www.statista.com/statistics/273476/percentage-of-us-population-with-a-social-networkprofile/.

kindly find part 2

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Annotated Bibliography
Alalwan, Ali Abdallah, et al. "Social media in marketing: A review and analysis of the existing
literature." Telematics and Informatics 34.7 (2017): 1177-1190.
Article is published on Elsevier, a reputable journal publication. The article looks at social media
and its impact on marketing. The paper uses outside sources to back up the claims raised
in the paper, and this increases the quality of the article. I chose this because it helps
provide information on how companies are utilizing the tool to market their products and
increase sales. It moves away from the idea that the main use of social media is
communication and socialization. The article provides information on how social media
has become an integral part of marketing by being a great tool for advertisements. It also
provides information on how social media has helped improve the brand and performance
of companies and their customer relationship management capabilities. Other than this, it
provides information on the different challenges faced in social media marketing.
Previously, companies utilized mainstream media to place advertisements, but social
media has provided them the tool to reach a wider audience and to easily engage with the
consumers.

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Botangen, Khavee Agustus, Shahper Vodanovich, and Jian Yu. "Preservation of indigenous
culture among indigenous migrants through social media: The Igorot peoples." arXiv
preprint arXiv:1802.09685 (2018).
The article is published under the Cornell university journal publication, which is a reputable
journal. I chose the source because of its relevance to my research. It helps provide
information on how immigrants use social media sites to help preserve their culture. The
study uses one group; the Igorot people living in the diaspora. When people move from
their country into a different country, preserving their culture can be quite difficult,
especially when they do not know anyone who is from their community. The source
shows how people in the diaspora can reconnect with their people on social media and
get to talk about their culture. The authors provide evidence to back up their conclusion,
which further increases the quality of the articles. The authors also conducted field
research from which they got the evidence used in making the conclusions. If the authors
had used their assumptions and general information to come up with the conclusions
derived, then the reliability of the information would be in question.
Gao, Ruian. "New Media Critique–Weakness of Social Media." 2019 International Conference
on Education Science and Economic Development (ICESED 2019). Atlantis Press, 2020.
The paper is published under Atlantis press. It mainly gives a critique of social media. I chose
this article because of its dedication to providing information on how social media
negatively affects human culture. From the article, one can see that some of the changes
are not positive. The author gives an example of someone who loses weight and makes a
video on how to lose weight. This individual gets a huge following after posting this
video. Many of their followers use the information provided in the video to try to lose

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weight. The problem is that this individual is not a dietician, which means that the routine
they used to lose weight may be harmful in the long term. The people who also adopted
the content in the video may also experience these effects. The author tries to show that
there is too much information getting shared on social media by unqualified individuals,
and at times the information is false, but the consumers of this information do not realize
this and end getting affected.
Sameen, Sara, and Samia Cornelius. "Social networking sites and hiring: How social media
profiles influence hiring decisions." Journal of Business Studies Quarterly 7.1 (2015): 27.
The article is published in the journal of business studies quarterly, which publishes businessrelated articles. I chose the article because it offers information on how one's usage of
social media can reduce or increase their employability since employers use these profiles
to assess the employability of the applicant. The article notes that most employers tend to
screen the information available on a person's social media profiles to determine whether
to invite them for an interview or not. LinkedIn seems to top the list on the most used site
by employers to find qualified employees. Other social media sites also help. If an
individual tends to post controversial issues and the messages seem not to be i...

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