Mindmap for Studying Social Media

For the last two years, I’ve been studying social media from all angles in anticipation of teaching a full course on Social Media (which I did in the Winter 2012 semester). ¬†During that time, I tweeted all sorts of articles, videos, blog posts, and resources related to all aspects of Social Media.

Today I’m doing a 4-hour workshop on Social Media for the MCCVLCC, and in an effort to organize and make sense of two years of study, I decided to build a mindmap about Social Media¬†from all the tweets I’ve made about this in the last year.

View of expanded mindmap for Studying Social Media.


There are eight major branches on the mindmap:

  • Guidelines and Policies
  • The Business of Social Media
  • Studying the Social Network
  • History of Social Networks and Media
  • Social Media and Education
  • Human Relationships
  • Technology and Tools
  • Legal, Ethical, and Privacy Issues

Keep in mind that this is not, by any means, a complete map of Social Media. This is just everything I’ve tweeted related to Social Media in the last year.

Mindmap: Studying Social Media

View of the eight categories of the Studying Social Media mindmap.

NOTE: Due to circumstances I can’t control, you will not be able to view this map from an iPad. Mindomo did just recently put out an App for building a mindmap on iPad, so I suspect viewing mindmaps of other people will be coming soon. Sorry! Please view with a computer for now.

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  1. Melvin Hall says:

    Looks great. Thanks for teaching us. Is it available to get a file to view in MindJet (mmap)?

  2. Dear Maria,

    Thank you for your wonderful mindmap. Great to see you use a mindmap for this. Could only imagine what a “wonderful” PowerPoint presentation this would be with all the topics in a linear format :)

    Did I understand it correctly that you created the map for the workshop? You must have been amazed about how well balanced you covered all the topics then!

    Do you use Mindomo a lot?

    Do you have any thoughts on the impact of social media as well? I would think this could be a separate topic in your map for the people of the Community College.

    Hope to hear your thoughts on these things.

    Best regards,


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