SOCY 3317 Social Media and Social Research (Fall/Spring: 3 )
Social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter, and search engines like Google, have become indispensable in our daily lives. Much of what we do on these sites generates large amounts of data: what we search for, what we "like," whom we "follow." Marketers, journalists, and researchers analyze these data for many different purposes and interests. In this course, we will use a sociological perspective to examine what these new forms of data are, how they are produced through our actions online, and how these data are then used, sometimes in questionable ways.
Instructor(s): Margaret Willis
Last Updated: 26-Feb-14