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Social Media: Bridging the Gap Between Virtual and Tangible

Social Media: Bridging the Gap Between Virtual and Tangible

Many researchers argue that the gap between the digital realm of online social networks and the physical world is narrowing. There is concrete evidence that supports the claim that some of our “real-life” actions are directly affected by what happens on social media. In context of the prompt ‘Technology and Literacy ‘ I will discuss how social media affects the political literacy and action of our nation.             On Election Day this year Facebook had a very notable change on its site. The social network conducted their own poll of who voted and who didn’t. Users were able to declare they voted (but not who for) so all their friends could see. Facebook then showed real-time data of other users around the nation who opted in their poll. Apart from that, they had an easy option to find... Show More


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