Approaching Conflicts
Contexts, Perspectives, and Values in Israel Education

Discussion #2: Social Media and Conflict

Toolkit Discussion Guide
  • Can you be authentic in 140 characters?

Social media enables us to to choose what we want to promote about ourselves in social media. Our facebook feeds show pictures where we look our best at events where we are clearly having a good time. While we are truthful, people don’t necessarily tell the whole truth on facebook. We are selective about what we put up. The same thing can be said about twitter or instagram. It only reflects a small part of our reality.

Yet, news outlets can use social media to link us directly to an article or op-ed. Perhaps this is the evolution of media -- where news is instantaneous and immediately accessible.