Compare And Contrast Ww2 And Today

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If someone asked you to compare World War 2 to today, what are some major differences you would quickly be able to see? The racial boundaries that aren’t as strong as they were before? What about the technology seen in the past compared to today? During the 1940s and World War 2, a very advanced piece of machinery was the Turing Machine, designed to break German Enigma so Britain could read Germany’s secret communications and know how and when to strike, and is known today as one of the first computers. Nearly fifty years later came the invention of the internet, and although it was not done by a single person, it changed how the world communicated with each other. Now look at today, where Social Media dominates our culture so much that for…show more content…
According to, “Social Media refers to the means of interaction in which they create, share, and/or exchange information and ideas in virtual communities and networks.” Early major Social Media platforms include MySpace and Facebook, but have grown to include apps and websites like Snapchat, Instagram and Twitter. All of these can be a “scrapbook” of sorts, a way of storing photos, videos and stories that will stay on the internet one way or another. In fact, even if a user deletes their account, it is very possible to still access what they shared. However, Social Media isn’t just used by the common folk, it is also used by the leaders of our world. For example, many current news headlines like to focus on Donald Trump’s use of Twitter, but it is a great way to easily communicate with his country. For example, at 6:33 p.m. on March 22nd, he tweeted “Spoke to U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May today to offer condolences on the terrorist attack in London. She is strong and doing very well.” Although Trump tweeted this to show that the UK Prime Minister is feeling okay after the attack at her country, it also shows the diplomatic connection between the two. Trump would not tweet a message like this about Kim Jong-un, because the US and North Korea don’t have a good diplomatic connection. Donald Trump also uses Twitter to update what he is working on. Examples include: “Big day for healthcare. Working hard!”, “Honored to sign S442 today...” “My representatives had a great meeting w/ Hispanic Chamber of Commerce at the WH today. Look forward to tremendous growth & future mtgs!” Donald Trump isn’t the only world leader to use Twitter. Other current and past users include Pope Francis, Queen Elizabeth and the Royal Family, Cristina Kirchner and Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono. It is difficult to ignore the growth of Social Media for not just common people, but for world leaders.
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