Mediated Communication

This assignment is designed to enrich your understanding of social media platforms you use, and to consolidate your understanding of class materials regarding Mediated Communication.

After you have worked your way through the recorded materials in book chapter, (#OMG, LOL, TTYL — Mediated Communication), choose a social media platform that you are familiar with (Snapchat, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, WeChat, Facebook, etc.). Use class materials , #OMG, LOL, TTYL — Mediated Communication and Chapter 7 of the textbook to explain how this platform is a social communication tool for its users, using the following to structure your assignment. Please number each section clearly, 1-4, and use letters (a., b., c. etc.) or numbers (1., 2., 3, etc.) to clearly identify each sub-part:

Name and briefly explain the platform. (2 points)
Give 2 specific examples of how you and/or other people you know use that platform. (4 points (2 points for each))
Give 2 specific examples of the norms of the platform (how it is normally used/how it is expected to be used) and 2 specific examples of affordances of the platform (the things that specific features of the platform make possible). In each case, be sure to explain how the examples you give constitute a norm or an affordance. (8 points – 2 points for each example)
Explain how 2 of the following 3 media characteristics apply to this platform:
social presence

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