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Week 11 – Weekly Reflection

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By Leah Korganowski in the group COMP 607: Fall 2015 cohort November 27, 2015 - 9:18pm Comments (2)

As not an avid user of social media I would say that it has not affected me drastically. There are however many people I do know that use such platforms as a means of their main communication with friends. Some are so into it that they spend hours a day updating posts and letting the world know what’s new in their lives. I think social media sites feed people’s egos, and in many cases are used to boost people’s own egos and status rather than genuinely communicating with friends. Personally I prefer a very close circle of friends and on my Facebook I remove contacts that I do not keep in contact with.

I think one of the main benefits that social media has had on me and the world is the availability of information. Many sites like Facebook and Twitter allow people to post current news, events, and charities which allow a mass group of people to be informed than on any scale prior in human history.


  • Leah,

    This is so true about abandance of information and that with social networks you have access both to local, national and international information, as well as aware of what your friends reading, discussing or sharing with the rest.

    Merdan Hojanepesov December 1, 2015 - 4:54pm

  • It's almost a good thing in a way. The massive spread of information available. People are more aware of events across the world than ever before. But I think this can also be a bad thing as well, such as negative posts about people or negative videos and ignorant views can be spread faster than ever before.

    Leah Korganowski December 8, 2015 - 6:42pm

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