Society’s dependence on a vast array of information and communication technology has not only changed the way we communicate but has also reinvented social activism. Social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook and forum websites like Reddit has given digital activism more potential than ever before to create real change. Whether the activism pertains to political, social or economic changes–digital technology allows individuals working collectively to achieve a common purpose with more ease in their pursuit of change.
With social media being fairly new to our modern world, there are a significant amount of different ways to utilize it through many different applications and websites. Some of these websites are being applied towards social media. People need social media to initiate relationships with new friends or keep in contact with distant friends along with family. Social media is also operated to help promote upcoming events or to help speak your mind so that everyone can see things from your own unique perspective. Debates over social media are very popular, this is because it can be easier to hide behind a screen than to argue in person. Social media is applied for easier accessibility to news of what is happening around you as well as what is happening around the world. Countless people value group messages, Facebook messages, for example, to reach out to people who might be harder to connect with in person. Social media has become more than just something that we play with for fun, for some it has a become a part of their lifestyle and everyday living.
More often than not children are unaware of what is really going on, they just do what is told or pressured to them in order to fit in or be considered “cool”. There are many advantages and disadvantages to social media when it comes down to peer pressure. With that being said, it all depends on how the social media site is being used on a day-to-day basis.
Social media is a very big deal in today's society, teenagers use it to socialize, find information and for entertainment. The first thing we could find on social media is really nice comments on teens photos. The second thing we could find is teens speaking out and being heard. Social media is helpful to teens because it boosts their confidence and lets teens have a voice. Despite this, some people say social media leads to cyberbullying, but only a small percent of teens said it made them feel less.
Social media is an internet platform that allows interaction between people. Social media platforms are growing rapidly throughout the world. More people are joining these social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and many more, in order to interact with friend and relatives. These social media platforms and trends have changed the world in many ways. It influences the individual in different ways. Many social media platforms have transformed the lifestyle of many people based on their age, gender and race. There are many platforms for different people, whether adult or teenage, male or female and black or white people. These platforms have changed the lifestyle and political status of these groups of people. LGBT community platform, #metoo, and #blacklivesmatter have influenced the lifestyle and the political status of many groups of people in many ways.
Nowadays, a lot of people are using social media such as Facebook, Twitter, Tumbler and so on. Since the Internet has propagated rapidly, social media have progressed a lot. The generalization of the internet makes us to live conveniently and fast. People are almost using smart phones, i-phones or comfortable devices which can access to internet. These equipments make us to do social network easily. It helps contact friends, family, and other people even though they live far away. It could be, however, abused, if you don’t use properly. Especially, it is important that we understand and regulate the use of social media by young children.
Social media is a world-wide network being used by millions. It’s either Facebook, Snapchat, even just text messaging that can be considered social media. Nowadays kids don’t ask for toys or some cool contraption that they saw in a store; hence, they are now asking for any technological device they see at stores. Social media can be very treacherous, for example: false advertising, inappropriate website, giving away personal information because they think the person on the other side of the screen is their friend, or because they’re going to give them something they’ve really wanted. Teenagers have been becoming more vacuous throughout generations. They don’t know what’s good and what’s bad at this point. Many of us rely on the phone and many people say they can’t live without it. Once they lose their phone they go into a state of panic and find themselves dumbfounded not knowing what to do with themselves anymore. When trying to look for a news story, you find yourself reading an article about what a Kardashian was wearing, or “How to get Noticed on Social Media” , or when a celebrity just had a baby. All illogical news, no importance.
There is a transformation happening today that is completely changing the way that we do things. The ways that we are communicating are shifting from face to face interactions to short, interactive messages. Technology seems to be making it easier to stay connected, but it is restricting our interactions with others and leading to isolation.
Have you ever wondered if social media affected us and why? Although it can be entraining it can also, be it’s astonishing how most people use social media for wicked activities. not to mention how addicting it is, Comparing our daily lives with others. It can lead to jealousy and a vicious lifestyle we often get caught up in the delusion of thinking social media will help. The more friends/, followers you have the more “popular” you are. Makes us compete with one and others lifestyle.
Social media may affect us positively, but it can harm us if used in the wrong ways. There are numerous effects of social media, so we must be careful when using it. We cannot let social media fool us because it’s over a screen. Although social media allows teens more socialization, it may also increase depression, cause cyberbullying, and allow teens to send and receive negative explicit messages.
Our society has become heavily reliant on social media, and today’s younger generation cannot avoid using it in their everyday lives. As time has progressed, social media has advanced significantly, becoming easier to access with a touch of a button. These advancements provide both positive and negative consequences to youths’ relationships. Due to the rapid advancement of social media, youths’ real-life relationships with their peers have been affected both positively and negatively.
In our generation Social Media has become a very important and a popular tool that the majority of people use in their everyday lives. When people hear the words Social Media, people automatically think of Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Snap Chat, but Social Media is much more than just apps people can download onto their cellular devices. Any type of website especially one that someone can post on and share content in order to reach out to the community and participate in social networking. Social Media is a place where people can go and express their ideas and beliefs and is open to all types of religions and races. It does not discriminate who can and cannot post. But the one thing about social media that is does not warn you about is just because it is somewhere where you can go to express your beliefs and values, does not mean other people cannot criticize you on your views. Social media is where a lot of bullying occurs and people have hurt themselves over the bullying that has happened. Religion is a touchy subject and not all people in this world are okay with hearing what people have to say about it. That is why I think having religious based websites are an excellent idea. Christianity is one of the religions that have many sites dedicated to it where people can post their beliefs on, meet people of the same religion, and learn more about the religion.
A 41- year- old mother and her baby were driving through Beaumont, Texas during hurricane harvey when they got stuck in high waters. A bystander saw them floating in a canal and called 911, help was on it’s way immediately. The mother saved the baby's life because she was trying to hold her up as high as she could. They were in very cold water and the baby was suffering from hypothermia. They were rushed to the hospital. Sadly, the mom died but the baby survived. If the women wasn’t informed by social media that there would be first responders out to save her, she would have never left her car and they would have both drowned.This true story, from USA Today, raises the question: Does social media help better inform citizens? Social media alerts you whenever someone is in need for help. About 71% of girls are on social media most of the day so it is very easy to reach out to them.
Selfies have become a form of communication and culture. They provide us with a sense of validation and self expression. Often, this dictates how the world interacts with and categorizes those who put themselves on display. In much the same way that we learn interpersonal skills as we grow older, we have adapted ourselves socially along with the development of social media into our everyday lives.
Internet started 30 years ago on August 6, 1991 by the World Wide Web. However, the first social media came out roughly about 30 years ago. The name of it was Six Degrees and it was created by Andrew Weinreich on 1997. Six degrees had the capabilities of uploading a profile, making friends, and send messages with family or friends. Nevertheless on 2004, Facebook was created by Mark Zuckerberg, a 19-year-old who created the biggest social media that changed the world. Till this day, Facebook has reached up 2 billion users and still in counting. Nonetheless, most users are from their teens to mid-40s, that had the capability of spreading information across the globe setting a chain reaction that created and spread fake news. Fake news is easily spread though social media to large numbers of people who are willing to believe and share the fictional material. (Brennen 169-172) According to Gretel, “In the midst of a nationwide debate over the proliferation of fake news on social media sites – and, as one 2015 study by the Media Insight Project shows, at a time when nearly 9 in 10 Millennials regularly get news from Facebook – the numbers, at first glance, may point to a bleak, uninformed future.” Therefore, teens need to use social media to disintegrate some of the repercussion of news.