Whenever I heard the phrase "social media," I immediately thought of connectivity to the outside world. After all, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, etc. have become central to establishing and maintaining connections to people all over the world, unrestricted by physical distance. People share their thoughts and photographs instantly. I headed to a college campus because I believed that school is one of the busiest centers of Internet activity. After hearing the thoughts of students and one employee, I realize just how far social media have come. Though they may have their drawbacks, social media are undoubtedly necessary and indispensable to a sufficient awareness of what is going on in the world.

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