Social media posts by eyewitnesses and community members were the first sources of information shared about the shooting in Ferguson. In fact, the enormous activity on social media helped put Ferguson on the national and international map. This lesson begins with students reflecting on how they use social media and considering how it can hinder or contribute to civil dialogue. Students then explore the challenges journalists experience as they use social media as both a source of information and a channel of communication. By employing the same framework from the previous lesson to analyze social media posts, students will develop a deeper understanding of how these outlets differ from other sources of news and information.