One source that I have used in the past for social media research that I feel would be applicable to this class is Statista.com. Statista can be accessed through the university and is a very good source for visual learners, as most posts are in the forms of graphs. It is one of the world’s largest statistics portals and is one of the “world’s first and only companies to bring together data from over 18,000 sources”. In the past, I have used this site to view reports and projected statistics on social media trends and usage including who is using, the number and age of people who are using and what kinds of posts receive the most engagement on different social media platforms. Statista also reports trends on topics other than social media including everything from sports to video gaming. Additionally, you can also search data on specific companies and industries worldwide. Here is an example of a graph that can be found on their site.