The introduction of the Internet is quite simply one of the biggest game changers in modern history. The Internet, more specifically social media, has been transforming our world and attitudes on quite literally a global scale. People have never been better connected than they are now thanks to Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Google+, Pinterest, Instagram, and Snapchat, just to name a few of the more popular social media networks. Social media has changed much of the fundamental ways in which humans live. This is a trend that is not going away but will only transform into something incredible.
There are so many layers to how social media has connected us all and the effects it has had on our society as a whole. One of the more profound changes that have taken place is the advancement of minority and human rights. People are learning about other people and are being exposed to groups of people that they may have in the past feared, or even hated based on that fear. Social media is teaching people that we are all human and some of the old prejudices are falling away. It is still a slow process but as we continue to connect and learn it will pick up speed and eventually we will do away with all of the outdated hatred.