The Dress Debate

In the matter of a few hours, everyone had seen the dress. Everyone may not have seen the same dress, but they all still saw it.

With the help of Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr everyone started debating with their friends whether this mysterious dress was black and blue or white and gold. Nobody knew why people would see the dress differently, however some people have found out why.

Many scientists have said that because light enters the eyes through the lens, different wavelengths correspond to different colors. Because of this everyone looked at the dress in a different way. While some saw black and blue, others saw white and gold because of the way their eyes perceived the colors.


The internet had a huge impact on the spread of the dress. Within hours everyone had seen the dress and friends all over the country were debating what colors they were. People were tweeting and making Facebook statuses about the dress, mostly saying how confused they were.

Social media websites often help in making news spread faster than people can even imagine. Now more than ever are people relying on the internet to read about the news and see what’s happening in the world and the debate over this dress just shows how quickly news can actually spread.

What color do you think the dress is?

–Shervani Patel

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