The goal of this course is to give a general view of so called social media as a socio-technical phenomenon. In this course, the concept of ‘social’ refers to the society more than to social interaction.
The focus points are the background and history of the social media, the impacts on people and their networks, the significance in politics and journalism, related ethical issues, and new uses for social media in communication and product development.
Taking a constructive viewpoint to the topic of social media, the course includes assignments where the students propose a “social media re-design”.
Introduction lecture Monday, January 11, 2021 at 14:15-16:00.
Zoom address: https://aalto.zoom.us/j/68845736230
Presemo address: http://presemo.aalto.fi/socialmedia
Google Docs address: https://tinyurl.com/y5cad42m