The MTV Video Music Awards are on but I’m not home to watch and Twitter has all the updates from the red carpet. There has been a bombing at the Istanbul international airport and I can’t reach my friend traveling to Turkey but Facebook notified me she is safe. These are just two examples of why social media is so prevalent in my life and why I use it religiously.
— ronregus smith (@RonnieRYANbryan) August 29, 2016
— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) June 29, 2016
Being a full time college student, Vice President of my fraternity, an intern and working 3 days a week can be pretty time consuming. I hardly have time to sit down and read full-length articles about what is going on in the world day to day. With social media, I can keep up to date with everything I want to know. Facebook has algorithms to help craft posts pertaining to my interests. If I want to see all entertainment news, I know to go E! News’ Facebook page and I can read a quick sentence and know what is going on with the latest Kardashian drama. If I want to know what’s happening with politics, I can go to the CNN twitter page and read 140 characters about something stupid Donald Trump just said. These are just a couple ways I keep up to date with the fast world around me. Without social media, I would have no idea what world I’m living in.