According to Heather Kelly in her article, "Police Embrace Social Media as Crime-Fighting Tool", Facebook was the most popular and easiest tool for officers to use to find criminals, suspects, and evidence. Facebook which now has approximately 1.59 billion user claims that there is no longer a six degree of separation between people in the world. The theory of six degrees of separation was a claim by mathematicians that everyone in this world is only within six people away from everyone else. As it turns out, it is only a 3.74 degrees of separation. What does this mean? It means that the world is getting smaller and smaller due to social media. We as a human society is more interconnected than we could have ever imagined before. This shows us that the new media markets will continue to shift to social media and advertising heavily on social media. Ever since police started heavily trafficking social media outlets, there were people worried that some social media outlet would taper off due to privacy violations, but this has yet to happen (Sterbenz 2013). Just like many new jobs that have been created in the past decade have been Social Media Marketing jobs, there are now many police stations that hire teenager to show the police all the applications and functions of social media creating more jobs that we probably couldn't have imagined 10 years ago.
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