Visual Map – Share


The term sharing has taken on a new definition throughout the evolution of social media. In real time, share can mean plenty of different things. For example, you can share your thoughts, lunch, or time with other people. It used to be a simple face-to-face act. Now, we see it as a BuzzFeed article on our newsfeed. Sharing has become very popular in our social media. The way I see it, it is now Facebook’s version of retweeting. You can share anything from an interesting article to your friend’s recent photo uploads from this past weekend’s party.

You might scroll down your newsfeed and think…


OR you may think….


Either way it happens to all of us and either some relatable title for an article has caught your attention or just some attractive picture.

Check out the real time definition on Merriam-Webster and the funny virtual time definition on Urban Dictionary.

Here are some examples of what I have seen people share on my newsfeed.

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Ana Fernandez


One thought on “Visual Map – Share

  1. I really like the way you put that, it’s interesting to think about the difference social media can have on words and what the actions behind them turn into. The difference between sharing something on facebook and sharing something in person is big. In person it is a way closer and more personal interaction. Over the internet it just means you found that thing interesting or funny. I feel like as society changes the way the words are used does too. I also really liked your visual map, it explained everything very well.

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