Blog for the class section of Laura Krantz's MC1313 - Media Writing
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Ethan Zuckerman Interview Summary
Photo Credited to @txstatemcweek
Social media, its influences and potential were discussed on Monday October, 29 when guest speaker, Ethan Zuckerman, came to Texas State's Mass Comm Week. Ethan Zuckerman is the Director of the MIT Center for Civic Media. During the session, Zuckerman discussed how, even though the Internet is a global phenomenon, we tend not to realize how little we actually use our social media sites to benefit the entire globe. While giving credit to Twitter, and even Reddit, Zuckerman still said "I hate Facebook!" It was a very informative and contemporary topic.