During today’s Twitter explorations, I’ve realized just how powerful social media websites can be. Anytime someone has an idea or comment, they can let the whole world know with a few taps of their hands. Websites, like Twitter, have even made it easier to accumulate knowledge over specific topics through the integration of their hashtag system. Although social media can be extremely resourceful for spreading news quickly it does have its downfalls. Sometimes material is thrown out misleadingly, causing false or skewed information to spread. It is even worse when people readily believe this information without verifying the content through other reliable sources. I, myself, am a culprit of getting a good chunk of my daily news from what I see friends and family posting on websites such as Facebook (which I readily believe). The main point I am trying to make here is that social media can be an extremely useful device for learning about current events; you should, however, recheck if the information is correct through other trusted sources before crediting them.