A Brief Note On Technology And Social Media

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Technology and Social Media: Crucial to Society

Social media is one of the most popular means of communication today. The general public uses social media to talk to loved ones, find long lost friends, and participate in online discussions. As technological capabilities have advanced over the years, so has the public’s reliance on social media. Debates have surfaced about whether the public is misusing social media. Many people are questioning whether social media is replacing human interaction and isolating people from one another. In my life, social media has helped me find and stay connected to the people that I care about the most. Social media does not isolate people from one another and benefits society by making it possible to have discussions over the internet. One of the key points in the debate about whether social media is replacing human interaction and isolating people from one another is that people who use social media as their main form of communication are lonelier than those who do not use social media to communicate. The rationale is that since most people use computers to access social media sites, like Facebook, most of a person’s time is spent typing on a computer rather than having a live face-to-face interaction with another human being. While it is true that there is no live face-to-face interaction when people are communicating with one another through Facebook, using the computer to communicate through sites like Facebook does not
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