Roberto Cigna / Is social media the new religion?

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Roberto Cigna questions whether social media has become the new religion in his illustration of Christ carrying a cross that’s shaped like Facebook’s logo.

A defining phenomenon of the present times reshaping the world, is worldwide accessibility to the internet, according to Cigna. To illustrate the power of social networking: the number of worldwide users is expected to reach some 2.95 billion by 2020, around a third of Earth’s population.

China alone will have an estimated 650 million users and approximately a third of a million will be from India. The highest penetration rate of social networks is in North America though, where currently nearly 60 percent of the population has at least one social account. In the US in 2016, 78 percent of the population had a social networking profile.

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