I've been thinking lately about how Social Media, though it is a wonderful connection to the world, is affecting our worldview. In some ways, it makes news more accessible and we are able to stay up to date on current events. On the other hand, we almost always get snippets of information because journalists understand our short attention spans and write basic facts, and not necessarily giving us the complete dialogue. Of course, I am only referring to social media sites. How can we incorporate international news into our Facebook and Twitter feeds?
As we enter this digital age I think our worldview is being affected by the internet sites we most regularly visit, that are most likely biased. As we are recreating our identity on social media, how do we maintain personal integrity when it comes to forming opinions about the world around us?