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Erin Prysiazny

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Do you believe that social media has influenced the credibility of our words?

For example, someone passes away and then gets hundreds of posts on their wall saying rest in peace, saying how they wished they knew them, or how they miss them so much. Can we trust the credibility in this? Or assume people are looking to be awarded with "likes" and encouragement since it shows they are "caring"?

In my opinion, I feel like the things people write in public space (i.e. your wall) makes your words far less credible because it's not a personal message between you and someone else, it's for the whole world to see. Am I wrong to think this?

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    Feb 1 2013: you're right, it may be a reason to some people to do it, but not for all. believe it or not, even though lots of people crave "likes" and attention, some just don't care about that stuff.

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