Social Media (Rogan & Musk)

Step 1

The words and phrases below will appear in the video. Use the various Quizlet study modes to get used to the words. Enjoy!

Step 2

Look at the quote below. What do you think it means? Do you agree or disagree with the opinion?

“Everyone is living for everyone else now. They’re doing stuff so they can tell other people about it.”

Karl Pilkington, British TV presenter

Step 3

Watch the video and answer the questions. Good luck!

Step 4

Say the following words, phrases and sentences correctly.

Step 5

Ask and answer the following questions with a partner/small group.

  1. How do you feel when you use social media? Do you feel happier or not?
  2. Do you ever post on social media when you are feeling sad.
  3. Do you post when you are doing interesting activities?
  4. Do you think it is good/bad to post about new things you’ve bought or places you’ve been? Could this make others feel sad/inadequate?
  5. Have you ever considered that we are living through an advanced computer simulation?
  6. Are you concerned about the future of social media?
  7. Which social networks have you joined? 
  8. Which is your favourite and why? 
  9. What do you like most about social media? 
  10. What new features would you like to see on social media? 
  11. Do you share many things to your social networks? If so, what do you like to share? 
  12. What do you like to see your friends share? What don’t you like to see them share? 
  13. Has anyone liked your social media posts? 
  14. How does it make you feel when people like your posts? 
  15. Do you think people share things just for the likes? If so, why would they do this? 
  16. What do you think of people who post lots of selfies? 
  17. Have you kept in contact with people that you wouldn’t have if there were no social media? 
  18. How would you keep in touch with your friends without social media? 
  19. How has social media changed the way we live our lives? 
  20. Are social networking sites changing our daily behaviour?

Step 6

Watch the video and answer the questions. Good luck!

Step 7

Ask and answer the following questions with a partner/group.

  1. What are the worst things about social networking sites?
  2. How has social media affected our relationships and the way we communicate with each other?
  3. Has social media replaced courts to judge people? Is it ‘trial by Twitter’ that determines whether people are guilty these days?
  4. How does social media affect people’s mental health? Is it possible that social networking sites are making people feel lonelier? If so, how?
  5. Has social media made society better or worse? Why?
  6. In what ways could social networking sites be considered dangerous? What safety advice would you give to people who use social media?
  7. Is social networking a new concept, or have humans always done this in one way or another?
  8. How will social media be different in the future?
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