There is no doubt that it is easier to feel more connected to personal interests and far-flung friends because of online services like Twitter and Facebook. It is passé to say these days, but maybe it bears repeating after Wednesday: Social media is a powerful thing. Many of the everyday effects are positive.
- The man who is thought to have shot two journalists in Virginia turned to Twitter and Facebook to show a video of the shooting.
- Turns out, there’s both an art and science to it.
- Extremist groups cling to Twitter to distribute hateful propaganda.