Is Social Media Disconnecting Us From the Big Picture?

Resource Author:  Jenna Wortham
Resource Date:  11/22/2016
Resource Name:  New York Times
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Maybe I shouldn’t have been surprised that Donald Trump could be elected president, but I was. I live in Brooklyn and work in Manhattan, two of the most liberal places in the country. But even online, I wasn’t seeing many signs of support for him. How did that blindness occur? Social media is my portal into the rest of the world — my periscope into the communities next to my community, into how the rest of the world thinks and feels. And it completely failed me.