Social Media and Social Control: Virtue or Vice in the 21st Century

Social Media and Social Control: Virtue or Vice in the 21st Century

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By Tavon Harris (Blog #1: Lifestyle)


Social Media and Social Control


Social media takes the same social skills we have used for thousands of years.  Many of the modern social activities and events even suggest that we as Americans rely even heavier on social media to do just about everything.  We see how technology has eliminated our need or desire to search in depth for things we do not know.  Often times our eyes are focused on our phones rather than social interactions with friends or employers.  In a technological world we are slowly becoming ” tools” by which the old way of doing just about everything is controlled through Internet and media.

In the African-American culture, we take a look at how media can portray us even in the most unfortunate situations and usually those are the only ones that catch most of our attention.  Great examples would be how violence amongst African-Americans and police are almost always referred back to how blacks have an image; that which is portrayed by the media to be unruly, incompetent, and unable to listen to authority of any kind.  Now we hear common cliches such as…(CLICK HERE to Read More)

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Tavon Harris

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