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HIST 213: World History, 600-2000

Research guide for HIST 213 (Fall 2023)

Individual Interpretations

Source 4: An account provided on a present-day social media platform

Try searching the internet more generally or any social media platform to find public opinions expressed about a particular event.


  • Focus on exact phrase searching ("Berlin Wall")
  • Know how the social media platform aggregates, such as through the use of hashtags (#berlinwall)
  • Look up the author or content creator so you can learn more about their approach and biases, which will help you to better understand their point of view

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