Imagine you have a foreign-exchange student visiting from a rural
area where there is no Internet service. He has noticed and heard a lot
about social networking and online communities but does not understand
what they are. You want to explain to him the role of the Internet and
social media in popular American culture.
Address the following:
What is the importance of social media in today’s society? How is it
used and by whom? What would be the effect on society if social media
were suddenly removed?
What do online communities mean for popular culture today? How has
this changed over the past 10 years? In what ways are online communities
accessed and expanded?
What role does the internet and social media play in globalization and the expansion of communities?