So my first week of school has finished, and my professor loved the idea that my friend/colleague and I had for our independent study. We want to create a print magazine about social media, but we’re still in the brainstorming stage. We need to narrow down the topic a bit, by having a certain theme for this debut issue.
I’d like to structure it like any other women’s magazine, possibly with an upside-down structure, one side covering the good aspects of social media, and the other side covering the evil. Social media includes social networking sites like Facebook, Google+, and LinkedIn, as well as blogging/micro-blogging sites like WordPress, Blogger, and Twitter.
Here’s some possible ideas:
- Connecting with friends and family
- Long distance relationships
- 24 hour news access
- Networking and job searching
- Expanding start-up businesses
- Sharing niche interests
- Social networking narcissism
- Stress and depression over upkeeping profile and friends lists
- Lack of interpersonal communication
- Intruding advertisements
- Stalking and addiction
Throw out ideas if you have them, as well as topics you’d like to be covered in a social media magazine, because I’m sure I left a lot out! We’ll also be conducting interviews, so if you’d like to volunteer and get the word out about your blog or business, let me know!