Week 11 Discussion Question

How is political speech expressed in social media? Provide some examples that you have seen, or been involved in.

I feel that many people use social media as an outlet of some sort.  It is definitely used as an outlet for political opinions during the election season.  What I find interesting with what I see about political social media comments and statuses is that they are often rash and not thought through.  If you are using a commercial media source such as television or newspapers, etc. you are much more likely to think through what you are stating before you just throw it out there.  However, social media is a very spontaneous medium that allows people to post their thoughts as they scroll through their heads.  I think that this change into a more spontaneous form can cause complications as well as provide a more real outlet for thoughts.  This way people can say exactly what they are think but at the same time such thoughts can cause conflict between friends.

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2 thoughts on “Week 11 Discussion Question

  1. lorchuev says:

    I like it how you compared social media’s political expression to television’s political expression. It is very true.

  2. teampenguine says:

    I liked your thoughts on this. Politics is a great example of how bad ads can get. Unfortunately, this technique has proved to be very effective. I don’t think that your post needs any work. Great job.

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