Social Media In Frank Rose's The Selfish Meme By Frank Rose

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In Frank Rose’s essay “The Selfish Meme” one of the claims Rose make is that social media can strengthen society. I agree with this view of social media. Social Media can have a big say on the things that happen in society. I feel one of the reasons people use social media is because most people have an active social media account that they check daily. Social media can be used as a positive platform to display people's feelings toward things that happen in the world. Social media sites such as Instagram can include posts about things that affect our society. This can include terrorist acts, injustice acts, and community service acts. I believe that social media is used for good, to help raise awareness to the problems in society. First, Social media can be very informative with what is going on with the news. I know personally when I wake up the first thing I do is check my Instagram. One morning when I logged on, I saw all the celebrities I was following saying prayers for Las Vegas. There was a shooting in Las Vegas that left 59 victims dead and many others injured. I check apps such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to get my news for the day and stay up to date on what is going on around me. This is a great of example of why I think social media can be used in a positive way also. By celebrities posting pictures saying prayers for Las Vegas this makes people curious of what happen, which then makes them want to google the incident. Since these celebrities use

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