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Most people see it as a fun tool that allows millions to reconnect with old friends, or stay in touch with people that are too far away to communicate by phone. Facebook can also be a Godsend to those with disabilities or health issues. This social networking site makes the world a lot smaller, and less lonely for people who are unable to get out and mingle. Increasingly, it has also been used to make people more aware of what is going on in society. Although some may say that digital media is impersonal and not very credible, I would argue that it has played a major role in expanding the public’s understanding on important social issues. By now, no one can argue that Facebook is a household name. It has the potential to be truly history changing. A good example of this was the massive uprisings in Iran after the election. Public dissent was harder to suppress than ever before. And it was services like Facebook that allowed those people to easily share thoughts and organize protests. The Iranian government attempted to block access, but was unable to completely
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This note was uploaded on 04/01/2012 for the course WRIT 140 taught by Professor Alvandi during the Fall '07 term at USC.

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