There has been a number of developments since my first post. I have changed the question from, in what ways has social media affected people’s ability to be informed about public issues?. To,
Explore the ways social media has affected millennials ability to be informed about public issues?
This change has narrowed the focus from ‘people’ to ‘millennials’. I feel this change is not only more feasible but also more appropriate considering the question is regarding the effects of social media. Who better to ask, than the so-called digital generation. Furthermore, ‘explore’ allows for a greater variety of answer, both positive and negative.
I have also conducted sufficient background research which includes 5 journal articles and 1 online article. Topics covered includes; various views regarding how Millennials view sources and reliability, social media’s ability to inspire people to stay informed by making them become more active about public issues, and the dangers of filter bubbles.
In terms of method, I have created a survey which details some of the key issues regarding the research question. Just click on the link below to take it, if not, no worries.
I am also looking to conduct a focus group over the next 2-3 weeks. I am primarily looking to gather millennials who have an interest in the evolution of information. If you are interested please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Over the next 6 weeks, I will be giving an update on the research project every Monday at 9:00 pm.
So, if you have completed the survey or participated in a focus group, or are just curious to see this project develop. I implore you to stay tuned in, and RUN, don’t WALK to your computer when the clock strikes 9 on a Monday night.