My Online Voice

Jessica Heuer

Social media and the internet itself have changed a great deal in the past ten or even five years. The internet no longer is used solely as a means to find information about a topic or to send an occasional email- now we use it as a tool of expression. Blogs, status updates, tweets, youtube channels and more are flooding our computers, each with a different message. True, some of these posts are more valuable than others, but none-the-less, all are exhibiting an individual’s values/ideology. I think this is what is most important about today’s web. Before the age of social media, most ideas were expressed through word of mouth, television or were written and published. Definitely a much lengthier process than today’s means of spreading ideas through the many social media outlets.
A status update or tweet can be viewed by hundreds across many different countries in a matter…

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