The Importance Of Social Media

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Social media has changed the way that we communicate, network, get our daily news, map our way around the world, and so much more. One of the biggest benefits of social media, in my opinion, is that it allows people the opportunity to maintain, or even improve, their communication with their loved ones regardless of where an individual might live. Not only does social media open the door to communication with relationships you have already established, but it also allows for the possibility of creating new relationships as well. Online support groups are a great example of how social media provides different outlets to individuals that they might not otherwise pursue.
Social media has also created the world of news media. Breaking news and headlines can now be found as an alert on your phone, as opposed to having to wait and hear about it on the nightly news or in the following days newspaper. This aspect of social media is most beneficial to our society whenever there is a need for rapid communication during a crisis, for example in the event of an Amber Alert. Just recently, my own family experienced a situation where my cousin and two of his friends went hiking in Yellowstone Park and were not seen or heard from for over 24 hours. Thankfully, all three men were located safely, but if it had not been for the rangers and policemen acting as swiftly as they did and had it not been for them having access to his Facebook account to contact his family members, I am afraid the

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