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Social media continues to shape the world in troubling new ways

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Remember when social media was young, and new? 

When you reunited with that old buddy of yours from elementary school on Facebook or discovered the electric thrill of being retweeted? 

At first, social media offered hope and promise as a way to connect people all around the world. Now, things are beginning to look a little different. In fact, as Farhad Manjoo with the New York Times writes, technology is having a profound impact on cultures and societies around the globe, and that impact isn't always positive. 

Manjoo shared his thoughts with Take Two's Alex Cohen. 

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