ASSIGNMENT TITTLE- Social media and whether or not it is addictive.DUE DATE- 17/01/2018WEEK ONE- (19, 20, 21 December 2017)-Analyse the assignment:- What is it asking?- What is the purpose of the task?-Brainstorm:- What do I already know?- What have I read?- What ideas/questions do I want to research?- Who are the key authors on my topic?WEEK TWO- (26, 27 December 2017)-What do we know about Social Media?-There are more than 100+ social media web sites available on the web.-Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, Google+ are the most used social media. -All social media are not the same.
YouTube should be treated differently than Facebook, which is different from Twitter, which is different from Google+.-Social media can be use for personal and business purpose.-Most people I know checks and interact on social site constantly throughout the day.-The most used device to access social media web is a mobile phone.WEEK THREE- (28, 29, 30 December 2017) -Research on whether or not social media is addictive?- Most of the major social network companies, as well as social content creators, are working hard every day to make their networks so addictive that you can’t resist them.
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-Researches shows that social media it is addictive, so addictive that the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorder consider including “internet addiction disorder” in the most recent publication of the hand book for psychologists.-Facebook alone has 1.4 billion profiles, and 1.
06 billion of those (15 percent of the world’s population) use Facebook regularly.-Harvard University also conducted a study on the addictiveness of social media, and researchers concluded that disclosing information about oneself engage the same area of the brain associated with pleasure.-Usage of the major social media platform varies by factor such as age, gender and educational attainment. -Most of the population using social media are between the age of 18-29.- The statistics prove that social media can be quite addictive. A person must monitor their behaviour and usage to avoid the pitfalls of becoming addicted. WEEK FOUR- (1,2 January 2018)-Revise the notes, consider the relationship between the notes.
-Start writing, keeping the topic in mind.-Making sure to do several drafts before submitting.- Edit/proof reading the final draft, following formatting requirements.-Check for grammar, coherence and flow.-Once you done all the above you may submit your assignment.Sources: GUARDIAN LIBERTY VOICE, GROWING SOCIAL MEDIA, JOURNAL OF SERVICE MANAGEMENT, PEWINTERNET.ORG, LINKEDLN.COM, PEW RESEARCH CENTER.