The question this week’s readings raised in my mind was how social inequality is reduced by social media and technology, rather than made more visible. In my experiences with social media, it seems to break down social divisions. More people are communicating with each other than ever before and this number will continue to rise. Given this rising rate of communication, it would be logical to say more communication will promote learning of new cultures and lead to new acceptance and respect of other’s views. This communication would not be possible without technology.
In my opinion, having the ability to communicate with anyone else around the world without a doubt reduces social divisions and inequality. Without technology, the Internet, and social media, many social boundaries would still exist today. By sharing your thoughts with others, people can quickly learn new perspectives, ideas, and ways of life which can aid in the removal of social inequality.