Saturday, 28 May 2016

SOCIAL MEDIA NEWS


Undoubtedly, social media has changed the entire outlook of the society as such. Social Media has become such an integral part of our lives that its difficult to imagine how life was when it was not in existence.

Today, I read a news report, that in the US more than 60% of people rely on social media for getting news updates. Two thirds of Facebook users get their news from this media while about 59% of Twitter users do the same. To me, this was an astounding number.

Thinking further on this, I thought that indeed our traditional news media has become so mundane (and many times highly partial) that people are in fact finding social media to be much more accurate, true and reliable. The concept of Citizen Journalism gets its true meaning due to this.

As they said earlier “The pen is mightier than the sword”. In today’s world, we may rephrase it as “The Keyboard is mightier than the gun”.