Remember back in the day when we communicated face-to-face; when we went to the library to get a book, to the shop to buy a product, to a town to see it’s sights? Well.. things have changed. Today you can be everywhere, without leaving your room, and do everything, just by a click of a finger. All you need is internet. And what I find most remarkable about the Internet, is social media.
Only a decade ago social media was nothing. Today it is everything. Platforms, like Twitter and Facebook, have created one big society, in which everyone is involved and each voice can be heard. And to tell your story, you don’t need to be a journalist, nor a celebrity. You just need to post it online – as a tweet, a picture, a video or a status update. Thanks to social media, information now reaches billions of people worldwide, faster than ever before. Social media has not only changed our life. It has simply put the whole world in our hands.
We all know that social media (and the Internet as a whole) has a significant impact on us. My question, however, is not, whether this is good or bad. I am asking you to think about the impact, that WE have on social media, because exactly we, the users, are the reason for the power of these platforms, and without us social media could not be, what it is now.
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