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    how can something spread on social media

    Some people are doing research on how old literature can be spread through social media and have people consume it.

    Which one is the best?

    1. The group intends to create a bridge between ancient literature and social media. They are doing research on how storytelling in ancient literature can percolate through social media platforms so that a larger number of people have access to and can consume it.

    2. The group intends to create a bridge between ancient literature and social media. They are doing research on how storytelling in ancient literature can disseminate through social media platforms so that a larger number of people have access to and can consume it.

    3. The group intends to create a bridge between ancient literature and social media. They are doing research on how storytelling in ancient literature can be incorporated into social media platforms so that a larger number of people have access to and can consume it.

    Also, what can I say instead of creating a bridge?
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    Re: how can something spread on social media

    Quote Originally Posted by alpacinoutd View Post
    Some people are doing research on how old literature can be spread through social media and have people read it.

    Did you ever eat a note so someone else couldn't read it? That's what I picture when you say consume!


    Which one is the best?

    1. The group intends to create a bridge between ancient literature and social media. They are doing research on how storytelling in ancient literature can percolate through social media platforms so that more people have access to it and can read it.

    2. The group intends to create a bridge between ancient literature and social media. They are doing research on how storytelling in ancient literature can disseminate through social media platforms so that more people have access to it and can read it.

    I like percolate better than disseminate, but both make sense and tell us the same thing.


    3. The group intends to create a bridge between ancient literature and social media. They are doing research on how storytelling in ancient literature can be incorporated into social media platforms so that more people have access to it and can read it.

    Also, what can I say instead of creating a bridge?

    - bridge the gap between
    - make a connection between
    - link
    - connect
    - forge a link between

    But creating a bridge is fine.
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    Do you need to say both have access and read? Would it make sense to just say one or the other? You can't read it if you don't have access to it, right? Is there a distinction I'm not getting?
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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