So social media causes a few frowns.......yet the young people at Parkland High have used it to great effect in the aftermath of the recent shootings there....to swing the media spotlight, indeed the nations spotlight , back onto the issue of gun control.
There appear to be a few people not fussed about any of the new fangled stuff...like digital phones etc and smarthpones connected to the likes of facebook etc.......and yet the social media can serve a good cause...
For enthusiasts, these technologies enhance freedom and democratise the flow of information, putting more power in the hands of people to generate political change
Teenagers’ use of Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram is social media at its best – a cudgel against political discourse that desperately needs to change
‘They did what teenagers do so well: make adults and our tolerance for an intolerable status quo look dumb and old.’
But in the week since Nikolas Cruz walked into Heather’s school with an AR-15 and shot 17 people dead, the teenagers whose lives were upended by the shooting have used social media to upend this country’s ritualistic response to mass shootings.
They have taken to Twitter and Snapchat and Instagram to do what teenagers do so well: make adults and our tolerance for an intolerable status quo look dumb and old.
So....what say you ?.....do us oldies need to sharpen our acts , and show the younguns a few things ?
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