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Technology Short Answer Technology has and will have an extremely noticeable effect on myself and society as a whole. Personally social media has brought me closer to people I have lost contact with over the years. It has also informed me of a lot of opinions I was unaware of previous to the over saturation of ideas online. This has prompted me to conduct more extended research towards these polarizing topics. Over all social media has made me a more informed person, and it has presented the opportunity to grow and become better at research. I think the influence of social media on the social sciences has for the most part been a positive experience in that it provides more data to sample from. However I would argue that social media has presented the opportunity for the social science community to extrapolate assumptions from either misrepresentative or incomplete data. This focused view of an individual’s life tends to discredit the overall populations experience. So while social media provides insight, social media tends to
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