What role does social media play in your life?

Please respond in complete sentences for each question, unless directed to do otherwise, demonstrating in your reply that you have read the material in order to receive full credit.

Topic 1Social Media

This week, you watched Social Media Revolution 2015 #Socialnomics.


As you review the multiple statistics that display in Social Media Revolution 2015 #Socialnomics, assess the impact of social media in your life.


LINK:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jottDMuLesU

Question #1:

What role does social media play in your life? Are you aware of the social media policies of the organizations where you work, attend school, or volunteer? Have you used social media to resolve problems, participate in a cause you are passionate about, or to learn about UMUC? How does social media impact your personal and professional communications?


Topic 2Digital Nation

This week you watched Digital Nation: Life on the Virtual Frontier(Chapter 7) and Second Life – The Online 3D Virtual World.


LINK:  https://www.youtube.com/embed/KuHLyUZPzCo?start=3125&end=3691



Rosedale’s mission with Second Life is to fix the problem of alienation that technology created.

Question #1:

Do you believe that more technology, for example virtual worlds, can solve the problem of alienation that technology helped to create in the first place?  Why or why not?  Is there a solution to this problem? Do you have any experience with virtual worlds such a SecondLife or World of Warcraft? If so, what are your thoughts on virtual worlds?

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