100 Words On….. Social Interaction

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Is Social Media a true reflection of human interaction? Without the context of vocal tone, body language, and other nuances, text (and accompanying images) may easily be misinterpreted. The news often references Social Media reaction, embedding individual posts in its feeds, but is it telling the whole story? We are justifiably concerned with manipulation and “Fake News”, but what about “Incomplete News”. Many discussion threads rapidly escalate from reasonable, topical debate to ad hominem attacks, digressing within minutes. Maybe Social Media is less about “what” we are presenting and more about “how” it is presented, considering a potentially global audience.

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