Social Networks - Discussion Questions

Social Networks – Discussion Questions

How Much Do You Know about Social Networks? – True/False Quiz

Social Networks – Interactive Quiz on Kahoot!

Discuss the following questions about social networks with a partner or small group:

  1. Which social networks do you use? What do you use them for?
  2. What is your favourite social network? Why? What does it have that other social networks do not have?
  3. What is the definition of a social network? What makes something a social network? What essential qualities does it have to have?
  4. Does peer pressure fuel the growth of social networks?
  5. Which social networks are the coolest? What makes them cool? Which social networks are uncool? What makes them uncool?
  6. Do you prefer to access social networks on a laptop, tablet, or mobile phone? Is there any difference in experience?
  7. How many social networks do you belong to? What was the first social network you joined? When did you join it? How has it changed since you joined? What was the last social network you joined? Why did you sign up for it? How did you hear about it?
  8. Which social network has the most functions? Which social network has the most useful functions? Have you ever sold anything on a social network? Have you ever bought ads? How satisfied were you with the results?
  9. Which social network is the most fun? Why? Which social networks are boring? Why?
  10. If you could keep only three social networks and the rest disappeared, which ones would you choose and why? If you could keep only one, which would you choose and why?
  11. Can you remember a time before you used social networks? How did you… a) make new friends online? b) Have fun online? c) Discover the news online? d) Share photos and videos online?
  12. How did people keep in touch with friends in the past, before social networks came along? Would you like to go back to those days? Why? Why not?
  13. Which social network is best for… a) sharing photos with friends, b) making new friends, c) listening to music, d) watching films, e) finding new work contacts, f) learning, g) making calls, h) texting, i) selling your belongings. Give reasons for your choices.
  14. Are social networks essential, or an unnecessary distraction? Can you imagine a world without social networks? Give reasons for your answers.
  15. Are you comfortable sharing information about yourself on multiple social networks? What dangers do social networks pose? Are you happy to trade your privacy in order to get free access to a social network? Why? / Why not? Would you pay monthly to get more privacy on a social network? Why? / Why not?
  16. Have you ever had a problem using a social network? Tell me about it.
  17. What do you do when you see something you don’t like, or don’t agree with, on a social network?
  18. Do you think that children should be allowed to register for social networks? Why? / Why not?
  19. Is the number of friends or followers that you have on social networks important to you? Why? / Why not? How many friends have you got on Facebook? How many of them are real friends? What about on other social networks?
  20. Do you rely on social networks to get… a) local news, b) national news, c) international news? How reliable do you think the news sources are?

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