I thank you for this opportunity to speak here today and bring my knowledge and company to you at London School of Economics. But at first, I would like to present myself for those of you who doesn’t know who I am.
My name is Marisa Ranthe, and I am a one of your fellow students here at the Department of Media and Communications at London School of Economics and today I am going to talk about social media but mainly social responsibility.
As we all are students at the Department of Media and Communications this topic is of interest for all of us.
Social media distract us from human interaction. If you think of the situation in our school canteen – what do you do while eating with your friends?
I repeatedly see students on their phone being on Facebook, Instagram and stuff like that, sliding throw their homepage filled with marketing, pictures of their friends and a lot of different things.
No one talks to their friends or keep eye contact. Instead of chatting hey are just liking photos, retweeting tweets or updating their status.
School is a place where students learn new things but more importantly, learn to interact with other human beings. If social media networks are not banned in school, students will lack human interaction and not develop social skills.
For us young people, social media might sound like music in all of our ears. Nowadays we use the different platforms to things like shopping to things like wasting our spare time.
But in reality, a lot of social media platforms are working on overcoming some huge obstacles at the moment, obstacles that influence you, even though you might not notice it.
I will be using the minutes I have been given to speak to you about social responsibility and account to the “Stop hate for profit” campaign. Secondly, I will be talking to you about companies and their marketing on social medias.