Social Media and War (Video)

Wing So, C'16, examines social media’s impact on war.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

By Blake Cole and Manda McElrath

Undergraduates in the College of Arts and Sciences reinforce the idea that students at any level can tackle complex issues with a fresh perspective. Recently, students at the College's annual Family Weekend were given the opportunity to participate in the Undergraduate Research Poster Presentation, where they presented on the topics they are most passionate about. 

In her presentation, “Virtual Selves: A Case Study of Social Media’s Impact on the Current War Within the Gaza Strip,” visual studies major Wing So, C’16, examines how social media affects political strategy during wartime—knowledge gleaned from her time in Israel this past summer, where she worked as an online journalist covering technology.

View the video below: