Argumentative Essay On Social Media

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How many times a day do you check social media? Five to six times if you aren’t busy? Once or twice? A national survey conducted by the Pew Internet and American Life Project reported that the number of adolescents online increased to 93% and 75% lived in households with internet access (Shwartz, Sarah). The average person spends about 7-9 hours viewing social media daily, most often letting it effect their self-esteem. Self-esteem is defined as “confidence in ones worth and abilities; self-respect” (Merriam-Webster). People spend most of their time on the internet now due to email, instant message, blogging, and other social media outlets. Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat are all major social media outlets that people spend most of their day on, watching videos and viewing pictures of what people are doing. These outlets are a way of staying connected with the outside world and what is going on within it, but is it such a good thing to be able to see what everyone else is doing all the time? Most social networking sites are about making friends, and getting approval from others. It’s easier to make friends online because you get to view their profile. Most sites allow you to view a person’s age, what they’re interested in, what hobbies they have, favorite foods, all things someone can make a judgment about. Most people want positive feedback, they want to know if people like how they look, or what they’re doing. Social media doesn’t only affect the way you feel

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