This election reminds us that social media is not reflective of real life
Two Americas awoke on Wednesday morning: One feeling elated with a renewed sense of pride in its country; another, somber, zombie-like and convulsing in shock.
But neither America believes the other really exists. Because it’s nowhere to be found on its Facebook newsfeed.
This election made it abundantly clear that social media, in trying to replace the real world, has led us astray. It’s taken an already divided nation and perilously widened the gap by making virtue of extremity. Worse yet, it fooled pundits and campaign advisers into believing the entire populace actually agreed with them. – READ MORE