Analyzing a Social Media Trend (“Hashtag”). Create your initial post on the DQ 7


Analyzing a Social Media Trend (“Hashtag”). Create your initial post on the DQ 7 Discussion Board in response to the following questions:
Identify a topic that is or has trended widely on social media (#hashtag), while also reaching the attention of the more traditional press. After first providing some background information, analyze the popularity of this hashtag. Among the points to consider in your analysis: Who tends to use this, and why has it become popular? Are there social messages involved, or does it represent a cultural phenomenon? Was there any backlash to the trend that you saw?
Social media sites include Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, etc.
“Traditional press” ranges from newspapers and television news, to magazines, to media aggregators such as the Huffington Post.
Read through your classmates’ posts before writing your own. Do not use a social media trend that another student has already posted (you will be asked to repost).


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