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Social Media Updates National Tragedies

Experiencing Tragedy in a Digital Age

North by Northwestern | Posted 06.18.2013 | College
North by Northwestern

What's strange is the fact that, when tragedy strikes, people run to the nearest social media outlet to scribble a few words of comfort. Call me a cynic, but what is this urge to compulsively post an immediate reaction to events like these? I'm not pointing any fingers; in fact I'm guilty of it myself.