This video is the very beginning of my dissertation for M96MC Media Research. It relates to Social Media, people and their changing behaviour. I wish to focus my research on one particular social media platform i.e. Twitter.
According to the company, as on June 2015 there were 316 M active users of Twitter on a monthly basis with an average of 500 M tweets daily (Twitter, 2015). During the course of the research I will look into the various demographics of Twitter users and try and understand how it affects our behaviour on a regular social front.
The reason I’ve chosen this topic is because I believe that Social Media is the ‘now and now’ of our generation (Lenhart 2015). It has slowly become a need for every individual, every celebrity, every company to have a Twitter account and advertise themselves in a perfect light (Davies 2014)
What is it about the 140-character-limit that drives people to share their inner most thoughts? Why is there a sudden need for every individual to showcase their ‘best self’ on Twitter? There is now a perpetual desire to want to brag about yourself – specially if there is a larger audience i.e. more followers.
So through the first edit of my CW4 Digital Diary, I plan on researching these areas.
- Davies, T. (2014) The Impact of Social Media [online] available from <http://www.practicalparticipation.co.uk/yes/what/what_does_it_change > [13 October 2015]
- Lenhart, A. (2015) Teens, Social Media and Technology Overview [online] available from <http://www.pewinternet.org/2015/04/09/teens-social-media-technology-2015/ > [13 October 2015]
- Twitter (2015) About Company Facts [online] available from <https://about.twitter.com/company > [13 October 2015]