What are social media’s effects on society and the people within it?
This is a question of great interest to me because of how bizarre the world is now. The US president going on Twitter rant after Twitter rant filled with incorrect information? Check. Teenagers making huge amounts of money with barely any effort by posting short videos of them dancing online? Check. Never knowing what is true and what is false due to the over inflation of propaganda and biased sources? Check. The world is a much weirder place now than before and I believe that has lots to do with the explosion of popularity that social media has received over the past decade. The ease of use is ridiculous, the number of people online at once astonishing, and the amount of false information utterly terrifying. Social media influences nearly every aspect of our life, even if we do not notice it, and many people’s lives revolve completely around it. Our thinking has never been so influenced by outside sources since the witch trials and that is a truly scary thing.