Misinterpretation Of Social Media

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With the introduction of mass media, not only has this lead to a greater availability of news media but greater misinterpretation. Social networking has become a great tool as a way to spread awareness of global and local events far past anything that could ever be possible with classic ways of communication. For better or worse the fact still remains that more and more news outlets are moving to digital form using social networking sites as a platform. Online site have long since passed the days where as they had been simply a way for people to communicate with friends and family. With the rise of the digital age so did our understanding of the world on a far greater scale than has been known in previous years. Primarily say 10-15 …show more content…
As an strongly embedded part of society social media not only allows people to post whatever they wish but allows people to comment whatever they wish based on the original idea resulting in an expanse of ideas. Whereas even some of the most basic and fundamental aspects can be expanded upon and develop into completely new ideas reflecting on the group 's mentality and beliefs. This not only leads to almost a gold mine to observe social behaviour and its pure base form but also a way to shape an alter society as a whole. This is possible because like many things found online if it is of any worth or interest it is only a matter of time before it begins to spread across various websites in some cases almost like a wildfire constantly growing in public knowledge or infamy varying topic to topic. A good example of this is the hacker group anonymous who originally started out as a simple group of hackers started to make waves and ‘trend’ on social media quickly gaining fame to become almost a symbol of internet justice becoming a part of the construct of society outside of the members individual lives, simple existing as an …show more content…
With social media we can connect with people from anywhere in the world and share ideas as well as expand on those ideas far more than what would have been thought in the past several years before the influx in popularity of the various social media sites. However, due to the increase in popularity many of the previous forms of socializing have suffered greatly whereas the structure of the family has become more distant relying less on face to face communication compared to the convenience or digital socializing for this although social media has resulted in a greater connectivity it has also created a large divide between the basic concepts of social connection. Whether the subculture or online social media is a good or bad thing however, is extremely debated with many valid points to be made for either side. For in some cases people find ways to abuse the connectivity to try to push an agenda or some point that they feel must be acknowledged and efforcent or the benefits that a global connection could yield in understanding not only society but a global consciousness as a

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