Social Media: Friend Or Foe?

Spiderman once famously said, "With great power comes great responsibility", and this holds true, aptly enough, for the web too. The power of the Internet and social media to break news as it unfolds is mind boggling. It's not just traditional news agencies that are actively leveraging social media to disseminate information - even common citizens are using such platforms to report and share news. However, for many, the responsibility that Spiderman spoke of has taken a backseat to the enticements of momentary fame.