Social Media Affecting Critical Thinking

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Social Media and Critical Thinking
by steve

A writer named David Rusak sums up the case that social media is increasingly taking over the way we communicate. He sais that despite the fact that there is a comment field, a retweet button an no formal system logging the repetitions there are lots of social media users who tries to avoid commenting on the said post instead they cast votes for someone else’s. And he thinks it shows that an ongoing shift in the way online communication is done. And like button has now allowed users to go away with much commenting by simply just hitting the like button. This is not to say that every Facebook friend’s who often use like button replaces what would have been deep and personal if it was a phone chat or letter in the old days. But without a doubt this like button does what it‘s supposed to do, but not particularly rich comments and saving the comments box for more useful expressions.

Moving on the theme of the last sentence Rusak sums up the implications of Facebook’s replacement of the become a fdan mechanism with the like button to corporations, celebrities and product brand names. By doing this so, Facebookers were replaced with much lower-commitment sense of declaring that you actually like it. and because users are used to like-ing their friends posts and photos it gives them the feeling that it’s jyst the same for them to like movies, brands, etc. Since the students come form a social context that is bombarded by social media, with the saying “if you can’t beat them joint them”. That is why some of the academy have already started calling teachers and professors to begin using the technology so that they can be with the same level of their students and to understand them better I see an increasing passivity as one potential result of liking. One never has to justify a like unless challenge about it. Hence challenges to what one likes are going to be rare. After all, liking something is just expressing a...
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