One of the theories of mass communication is the uses and gratifications theory. Â Some scholars of this theory believe that we are active seekers of mass and social media.
Are you an active participant in mass and social media? Â What specific mediums do you seek out regularly? Â What mediums have you stopped participating in and why? Â Do you find community in social media? Â Do you seek out social media for news and information? Â If so, why do you trust these sources? Â Do you seek it out for fun and escape? Â How often do you use social media? Â Do you find it to be a positive influence in your life? Â Why or why not?Â
Do you seek out social media outlets related to aspects of your identity? Â Are there specific forums you utilize for confirmation and positive affirmations? Â Have you or anyone close to you ever been trolled or targeted on social media with negative or disconfirming messages? Â How did you handle those messages? Â If you were targeted, were the messages from an anonymous source or someone you knew? Â Did anyone come to your defense? Â