Sunday, February 10, 2013

Do you believe that social media has increased or decreased the quality of news

I think that social media is a great addition to our lives and it has improved and somehow increased the spread of information. However, it also has some negative aspects. Social media had brought some changes in the ways of communicating and collecting and retrieving information. The most significant benefit of using social media that it is an accessible and inexpensive source of communication that enables the never ending flow and exchange of information. It allows people to communicate across the globe and to access information and news from the entire world. We no longer have to wait for the evening news because we can now access information or news much quicker via internet.
                  Despite the fact that social media enables a quick access to different types of information, it is essential to remember that not  all information comes from a credible and a reliable source. In many cases general people can access social media websites and add own comments and information that are simply based on media can be both accurate and misleading in information provided.
With the increase of available information through social media I believe that the quality of information may have increased as readers have more access to various sources and can better determine the validity of the news and information reported. This may also allow readers to form better decisions in regards to the quality and credibility of information posted. If approached with caution and awareness I do believe that readers now have access to more quality based information.


  1. I totally agree with you because honestly, social media is one of the leading ways of giving out information to the public but since we are able to edit other people's posts and facts then it gives others who might review our opinion as false and inaccurate. Social media is a great way to help to be your own source but its a huge problem for those who may not agree with you.

  2. I also agree with this. Social media helps inform us on topics that may not be full covered on the news. With the right source you can find a much more in depth version that what the news covers. This makes social media much for reliable for increased quality on news.

  3. I agree with the fact that anyone can add information the the story and change the accuracy of the post which can hurt others by making them aware of an inaccurate story instead of the real one. In a workplace sharing an untrue news story could make you lose your job depending on where you work.

  4. Awesome thoughts! I definitely agree with you and especially with the fact that you talk about how essential it is to remember not all information comes from credible or reliable sources. You also made a great point with the knowledge we've gained from social media. The fact that it has allowed us the access to way more information and sources, we can now determine the validity of the news we read. Its definitely extremely important to always know the sources of what your reading.