KEY QUESTION: How can your online life impact your real life?
BRAINSTORMING: Hungering for “Likes”
1. Look at the picture.
a. Pick out elements related to social media. What do they have in common?
b. What do people expect from social media?
c. Explain what the effect of social media is.
2. Read the text and summarize its content in your own words.
3. Link the text and the picture.
Find similarities and differences
4. Draw a conclusion.
a. What are the author’s intentions?
b. Do you agree with their views?
READ THE TEXT
- Focus on these teenagers’ emotions when they use social media. What problems does it reveal?
- Explain what “the second world” is.
- Are there benefits to being on social media?
- Are there disadvantages to being on social media?
DRAW A CONCLUSION
- What are the similarities and differences between the characters in the two documents? (Cartoon + text)
- Do you see yourself in these characters?
A REPUTATION SHATTERED
KEY QUESTION: Has public shaming returned?
MISSION 1: Observe the pictures and complete the missing information
Explain what public humiliation was like in the past and what form it can take today.
MISSION 2: Watch the video “Does Twitter have the right to ruin your life?” by Jon Ronson, The Guardian, 2015 (abridged version, 2:47)
- Explain what happened to Justine Sacco (date, who, where, what, consequence…).
- React to her tweet. What did it hint at? (sous-entendre)
- Pick out adjectives and nouns describing the reaction of social media users.
- According to the journalist, was Justine’s tweet really racist.
- Explain how social media can ruin reputations.
- Do you believe she deserved such a public shaming?
- Give some advice to social media users.
HOMEWORK: A force for good
KEY QUESTION: How can you use social media to make your voice heard?
MISSION 1: Dive into the article The Revolution will be hashtagged, by Laura Fay and explain how social media has “revolutionized citizens’ participation” in society.
IS THE FUTURE NOW ?
MISSION 1: Look at the comic book cover and the photo
- What rating system do the stars remind you of?
- Focus on the woman’s face and explain how she is feeling?
- Watch the featurette and explain what you have understood.
The Chinese Social Credit System