- John Locke
- New York, NY
- United States
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Emotionally LARGER impacts caused by social media.
Due to new kinds of ways to communicate with friends, family, or even strangers, called social media, we are now more able to hear information fast as well as people's opinion on the matter. Recently there have been a few protest or organizational groups built on social media such as with SOAP and Kony. In each case these groups were able to spread their message using social media and ultimatly get people to feel compassion for their cause.
This series of thought got me thinking about social media and the emotions it brings on the people using it. The both of those cases, information was spread remarkably fast but it was more than that. People were standing up to something they thought wasn't right, even if it was only singing a petition or posting something on Twitter or Facebook.
So, the question I am asking is this: Does social media spread not only spread information but also an 'ideal' idea of what people are supposed to think about a topic? During social media do we become part of a group/mob and lose our own individuality.