Reading through this post, I wonder why I didn't emphasize social media as much as I do in other posts. Maybe because at the moment, I didn't see it as a tool for solving community problems. However, I want to build upon that last paragraph where I mention how students at Seattle Pacific University have been protesting for LGBTQIA+ rights through social media since they recently successfully went viral. The challenges of having a video go viral in the algorithm of social media takes into consideration SO many factors (time, sound, font, content). They managed to successfully do it and their creative use of filming to raise awareness successfully made national news coverage with platforms such as NPR, Buzzfeed, CNN, Fox News, and more covering it. Due to it going viral, they have been able to raise over $34,000 on GoFundMe to sue the SPU board. So with this reflection I add how social media can also cause impact for change even at higher ed institutions.
Problem Solving with Tech
"Students use a variety of technologies within a design process to identify and solve problems by creating new, useful or imaginative solutions"