It’s a dangerous place to be in. I used to be the newspaper addict three years ago. Now, I read it online. I find myself reading news on social media recommendation. People are tweeting articles, images and videos. It may seem trivial at first glance, but looking at the bigger picture, they make a huge difference in my online life. Let’s face it, most of our lives our online now. We shift from screen to screen. From the smart phone to the laptop, from the laptop to the tablet and maybe in between the poor old idiot box may find a place. The back to our smart phones. Digital communications is a powerful tool. What we share reflects our views. Our likes, tweets, comments and pins can represent us, and misrepresent us.
We share something, and then gets comments. Sometimes, it backfires, and which leads to the wall wars! It’s also a place that one may or may not like to consider reality. Sharing a certain article may reveal your opinion on something, which you would otherwise may be apprehensive of expressing in the ‘offline’ aka real world.
I am curious about what people think of shares? Does it affect your selection of news, I think I read things which I would have never searched otherwise. With the internet penetration being at around 8% in growing countries like India, it’s not very impossible to think where social media is mainstream form of communication.