In my opinion, social media is a positive force because it helps bring together a larger and more varied group of people who are supportive when something so negative and tragic happens in a family or in an individual's life. It allows for people who might not otherwise have known about the event to realize and offer their support.
Social media can provide an outlet for public outcry and solidarity amongst those affected. People can feel supported by identifying with others to empathize and feel outrage with.the events that took place. This is effective as these feelings can be expressed immediately to each other over a social media platform.
Social media can be viewed as a positive force during times of tragedy because it helps to spread word and condolences quickly. Social media also helps spread people's stories and makes users aware of any circumstances and details surrounding the tragic situation. Social media connects those who may be far away in distance, making it more convenient.
Yes, social media is a positive force during times of tragedy. Social media can bring information to a lot of people in a minimum amount of time. It can share personal stories of people associated with the victim and therefore, spread an awareness of what happened and how people close to the student are dealing with the loss.