Societal Disconnect Research Paper

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What is societal disconnect? How can we prevent this? How can we bridge the gap between people and even ideas? These are all excellent questions. Let us start with the first question: what is societal disconnect? This means that a person or a cluster of people do not want to relate to society and social relations. In doing so, this person or group can be more withdrawn, possibly worried or fearful of their own surrounding or even of the world. To prevent such a thing from occurring, many people use “digital storytelling” or “digital artifacts” to show ideas and even stories to many people. In turn, it brings people together and prevents any form of societal disconnect. Many people will feel more comfortable and more open to the world and the people in our third rock away from the sun. As well as be able to see from a different perspective.
How can we show to the world our own digital artifacts or storytelling? We as people, cannot help but show our friends, family, and followers our endeavors or thoughts on certain subjects. Social media such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr,
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The real question should be: who does not benefit from such? Truth is, it is a way to bring many people together. However, it is a way also to tear each other apart. Take for example, the San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick action towards the pledge of allegiance along with many of the NFL players from different teams. Many people are aware and acknowledge their approval or disapproval of such events. In doing so, people use their social media to voice their opinion to stand united or not, based on their thoughts. In turn, it creates a story for the viewers, digitally. “Social media is changing the way we communicate and the way we are perceived, both positively and negatively. Every time you post a photo, or update your status, you are contributing to your own digital footprint and personal brand.” A quote by Amy Jo
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