“With liberty and justice for all.” Pledge of Allegiance, 1892
Survey your media screens to consider how discourses of democracy circulate on your social media streams. This might be expressed around issues of politics, activism, charity, civic engagement, societal concerns, news, and social critique, including parody and other forms of performance (visual, rhetorical) that address social issues, e.g. memes. And do a search for posts related to the topic group that you met in class 10 (10.5.21): Social media & Democracy, Sexism + Rape Culture, Youth economic precarity, Sports.
Steps — written response required. Post to rolling Google doc with date, assignment title; send link. Single-spaced & typed in Times New Roman or Arial (size 12 font), 1-inch margins. Insert horizontal line between assignments. Remember to proofread.
- Keep (write out) an informal log of your primary social media uses. List top 5 regular sites, feeds, streams you follow. This could include regular streaming sites such as Netflix.
- What, if any, political and social issues circulate on sites and streams you follow? Specific causes and advocacy groups/individuals? What is the nature of the online discussion of these issues? Are these issues that concern you? Do you participate in online discussions of such issues? You needn’t respond to all these prompts. Take a screen shot of one of these; write a one-two sentence description characterizing its meaning. Post to delegated FB album.
- On your regular sites, search for posts that address the issue(s) of the topic group of which you are a part: Social media & Democracy, Sexism + Rape Culture, Youth economic precarity, Sports. Take a screen shot of one of these; write a one-two sentence description characterizing its meaning. Post to delegated FB album.
- Write journal notes responding to each of the above prompts.