We cannot put all of our trust in social media. As long as websites and blogs sites need advertising dollars, there is the possibility that big business will have opinions slanted in their favor. We should support small independent sites which are likely to be less controlled by big business. Research is essential.

http://blogs.independent.co.uk/2013/01/28/watch-out-facebook-google-is-now-the-world’s-second-largest-social-network-and-it’s-growing-fast/

http://www.theguardian.com/media/media-blog/2014/dec/14/digital-giants-small-blog-sites-buzzfeed-vice-mashable

http://www.forbes.com/sites/hughmcintyre/2014/06/18/youtube-is-about-to-delete-independent-artists-from-its-site/