What is Social Media?

by: Suraya Dewan | April 10, 2016

Inspired by David Shields’ Reality Hunger


Social Media the one thing that many will claim are helpful and convenient for society and some say it is harmful.


We choose not to check the news, because our minds are constantly saying, “If the news is important enough it will find me”. If we are on social media, we got the news.


Humans are humans because we are able to communicate with each other and to organized to do things together that we can’t do individually.


“It’s a way of maintaining a friendship without having to make any effort whatsoever,” as a recent graduate of Harvard explained to The New Yorker.

1 Sentence about this chapter

2 Source: Professor George Brock, City University London, Excerpts from lecture titled “Is News Over?” (2010)

3 Howard Rheingold quotes

4 Source: Christine Rosen, The New Atlantis (2007)