3 research outputs found

    When Values Change Values: Assessing how Social Media Changes Nigerian Youth Communication Patterns and Values

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    The study examined how social networking sites with alien values changed Nigerian youth communication patterns (values). It adopted library research design. Secondary data were generated for the study. The study found that social media has a set of alien values which include the speech patterns, slang, gossips, rumours, nude pictures, sexual assault, sexually explicit materials, sexual violence,  social interactions, behaviour, dressings, and general worldview. Through using these social networking sites, individuals generate, manipulate and create contents for conversations among themselves. This communication and conversation move from person to person and group to group in a virtual setting devoid of any regulation, censorship or interference. This study is anchored on value change theory. This theory challenges the people to test their own values against those of others, which are presumed to be socially more acceptable. Keywords: Value Change, Social Media, Nigerian Youth, Communication Patterns

    Media and Society: The Controversy in a Political System

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    This paper aims to examine the misconception people have about the mass media of communication. Often, the media which include radio, television, books, newspaper, magazines, billboards, Internet and social media such as Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter, Quora, Linkedin, YouTube, Snapchat, Telegram, Instagram, and TikTok, are blamed for every societal problem not minding the fact that the media are not the manufacturers of these problems but rather mirror on what affects or is happening in the society. Though social media have come to justify the claim that the media generate problems in society. The study evaluates the audience's perception from academic works done on media and the political system. Several aspects of the society such as advertising, politics, youths, crime, diseases, values and ethics were examined vis-a-viz the media. The researchers adopt a library research approach relying on secondary data for this study. Conclusions were however, drawn from empirical data that were obtained from already existing studies used as secondary data for this research. Keywords: Media, society, misconception, controversies, political system. DOI: 10.7176/NMMC/104-10 Publication date: June 30th 2023