Poll: Social media dilemma of “are” vs. “is”

Should “are” or “is” follow “social media”?

In other words, is “social media” singular or plural? Please vote on the poll in the right-hand column of this blog.

For a sense of the arguments, please read the Facebook postings copied below, which I’ve posted with the authors’ permission. By the way, this month’s poll was suggested by my friend Susan Becker of Becker Consulting Services. Thanks, Susan and Facebook friends who contributed to the discussion!