Social Media and Online Communities: Popularity, Use & Purpose


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All of the following are concerns individuals have about social media EXCEPT:

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1. _____ was originally created as a tool to allow Harvard students to communicate and share pictures with classmates.

2. Which of the following statements BEST describes social media?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There are many types of social media, and this combination quiz/worksheet will test your knowledge of the platforms and their history. You will learn to identify and differentiate examples of social media.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Your understanding of these topics will be assessed:

  • Functions of social media
  • History of social media
  • Important social media platforms

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related social media lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the groups that social media is useful to and interpret it correctly
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately identify the various social media platforms based on their description
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding concerns about social media

Additional Learning

If you review the accompanying lesson, Social Media and Online Communities: Popularity, Use & Purpose, you can learn more about social media. In the lesson, the following objectives are covered:

  • Understand the different types of social media
  • Identify and define examples of social media
  • Know the history of social media
  • Explain a sociological and psychological perspective of social media