Looking Out, Looking In
In the Chapter 2 of “Looking Out, Looking In” explores the nature and role of mediated messages in interpersonal communication. Social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc.) have the potential to generate facilitative or debilitative emotional responses. In this short essay, you need to argue your perspective about social media. Do so by responding to the following questions:
Is social media mostly a force for good, or is it more associated with negative outcomes? What are some of the known benefits of social media? What are some of the known drawbacks of social media? Which is ultimately more significant – the benefits or drawbacks, and why do you think that way? Be sure to use concepts from “Looking Out, Looking In” to support your claims.