Research and Semester Project Write-Up
So I was told to look deeper into two different topics. I honestly could use some help deciding on which one you guys think will provide more information in order to create my research paper. My first idea is based on cyber-bulling and the affects on students in today’s society. Whether it be all of the suicides we have seen based on people being bullied from behind a screen, whether it being people sitting behind a screen and thinking its okay to talk to people and not have any consequences or whether it be threats. There are so many different kinds of cyber-bulling and that is my setback for writing this paper. I have to ween in on one specific part of cyber-bulling but I find all of them to be extremely important.
The second topic that I found interesting is the changing relationship between media and the use of alcohol. I find that very young kids now-a-days find alcohol to be something they are allowed to use and is just so extremely recreational. What I don’t understand is how people can allow their 12, 13, 14 year old kids to be drinking alcohol or smoking weed and thinking that it is okay. No 12 year old knows how to control their consumption, better yet no 21 year old knows how to control. I do believe there is a huge connection to the media and the extremes that people have gone to and how much alcohol is a part of today’s societies. I turned 21 just before break and while I was home, we drank alcohol at almost every meal we ate out. Not that I find this appalling, but I do find it interesting that it is always a part of what we do.
As for the semester project, I am definitely going to do a blog. I am really, really bad on video and I’ve tried podcasting in the past and it is just not my forte. I will be blogging about the millennial age and social media. I think this is an ever-growing topic that we will always continue to learn about. I know that is a very broad and there’s so many different things to talk about, therefore making a blog about all the different sections of it will define exactly what I plan on doing for this idea.
- Bolton, Ruth N., A. Parasuraman, Ankie Hoefnagels, Nanne Migchels,
Sertan Kabadayi, Thorster Gruber, Yuliya Komarova Loureiro, David Solnet (2013), “Understanding Gen Y and Their Use of Social Media: A Review and Research Agenda,”, Journal of Service Management, 24 (3), 245 – 267.
This article I think helps my subject on the effects of social media on the millennial age and how people use social media to define ways of life. I think its extremely relative to what I want to discuss because people today are willing to exercise a lot more because of what is posted on social media.
- Girard, John P. and Girard, JoAnn L. Social Knowledge: Using Social
Media to Know What You Know. IGI Global. 2011.
I used this article to look into the knowledge of social media and the effects it has had on the people today. So I again wanted to address this towards what social media allows and lets people produce to seem appropriate.
- Sellas, Brooke B. “Understanding Generational Social Media
Preferences.” Mark Schaefer, www.businessesgrow.com/2017/03/15/generational-social-media-preferences/.
- Goudreau, Jenna. “How To Communicate In The New Multigenerational
Office.” Forbes, Forbes Magazine, 14 Feb. 2013, http://www.forbes.com/sites/jennagoudreau/2013/02/14/how-to-communicate-in-the-new-multigenerational-office/.
- Lopez-Guimera, Gemma. “Influence of Mass Media on Body Image and
Eating Disordered Attitudes and Behaviors in Females: A Review of Effects and Processes.” Media Psychology, vol. 12, ser.4, 2010, pp. 387-416.