Our generation is so consumed with the idea of social media and has convinced us of how we are meant to be for us to be “accepted”. We are influenced by such unrealistic standards, we look up to celebrities who create such vulgar music, words and quotes. We stop doing things like camping or go out to other places because social media and technology has ruined that for us, and everything feels easier with social media. Too many of us are in love with materialistic things that we do not even notice the harm it can do to us. Adults instead of helping us how to manage time on our phone all they do is complain about how we are always on the phone and let us not forget they are the ones who buy it for us. Social Acceptance and Rejection: a) “Humans who don’t sleep well by being on social media die sooner than someone who doesn’t.” People send most of their day on social media, looking at what people posted, said, and other stuff like that. Now there are studies that people die faster for being on social media which is one of the reason why it is bad for you. b) “Acceptance in romantic relationships, friendships, and even to strangers is fundamental to humans because society has a big impact on people.” If you think about it social media and society control people’s lives, it practically influences you to do anything because people want to fit in or are just curious to do the things that are popular. Because of social media more and more teens are getting in to drugs,
Social media has taken the world by storm. In the article “When Your Smartphone Is Too Smart for Your Own Good: How Social Media Alters Human Relationships” by Lori Ann Wagner, a researched survey found that 73% of adults online use some type of social networking platform, while 42% use multiple platforms. With social media being seen and used by so many people, is there a problem with it influencing and affecting humans in some sort of way? Many people would argue yes to social media negatively affecting humans, while others disagree to that idea. Social media is seen mostly affecting social relationships between people. Social media should not be used as one’s primary social outlet as it inhibits natural social skills, interferes with face-to-face relationships, and provides empty social connections.
Out of the variety of news sources such as TV, radio, or newspapers, one of the popular sources in today’s world is social media. People are getting addicted to and can’t live without social media such as Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. They use social media as of where they can post their status but also where they can receive a lot of different news. While social media are spreading any kinds of news such as trend, celebrity or even politics, people easily get the information that is not true called “fake news.” The fake news raises the major problem in social media as the news source. Once people see the news, they tend to believe and share it. Liking can spread out fake news in a second. When people like the news, the activity
Social media is also causing the deaths of many teens and adults because people want to stay with all the new things happening in the world. Social media tools are designed to distract us from mortality and up reminding us in a particularly vivid manner that life is a sequence of losses (Daily Telegraph). Snapchat advertises on one of its filters to not text and drive but people still do it. Many teens distract themselves with social media for others to know how they are living and what they have in life. It's clear that, for teenagers, spending too much time online can really deter social and educational development, the internet world is such that there is alway something new to do and to distract one from one's responsibilities (The Danger of Teen Internet Addiction). Getting addicted to something is very hard to break away from. The internet is a new drug to many teens and adults of society nowadays. Mark Zuckerberg created the social media app, Facebook, on February 4, 2004. It attracted many people to sign up and make an account. Another app created was Myspace on August 1st 2003. Social media has influenced how today's teens look upon life. Teenagers tend to think everything they see on social
The claim of this paper is: ‘’Does social media makes us anti-social?’’. Many people have a social media account these days. For example, Facebook had reached 1 billion users in October 2012. The use of social media is still increasing. It is nice to see that a lot of people have fun with social media, but it harms our real social life. In fact, social media makes us anti-social. The reason for these thought is because we use social media in traffic which is anti-social. Also a survey shows us that a lot of people are irritated by smartphone use during conversations. If you irritate another person, you’re producing anti-social behavior. Furthermore, because of the smartphone use we are lacking our social skills in real life.
Over the decade our generation has become more and more into Social Media. We can post any picture, tweet about our daily lives and comment on everything. However, as you pose for a picture, or tweet about something that happened to you, do you ever think if it interferes with the First Amendment? Most people do not consider that, and sometimes what they posted can lead them into a lot of trouble because it could violate the first amendment. Many argue that first amendment grants us the freedom of speech; however, to what extent should our activity on social media be protected as free speech under the first amendment? The people’s activity on social media should be protected as free speech unless the activity is determined to be an actual threat towards someone because there are different interpretations, our comments reflect our opinions, and the right of free speech is the foundation of our country and forms what this country is about.
Social media can cause you to have the fear of missing out which can also be called FOMO. Social media often leads to multitasking which makes everything you read or watch become stored in your short term memory. When there is an increase in technology there is also an increase in cyberbullying. Which can drastically lower a child’s self-esteem. Studies show that 95 percent of teens that use social media have witnessed cyberbullying (Probst). When you use social media you are more likely to use drugs or drink alcohol because social media increases the amount of peer pressure. When you are using your phone you tend to sit down instead of moving around. Studies show that the more people sit down the more likely they are to die earlier. One way to prevent this is to walk around while you check your emails and texts. Just make sure to watch where you are
Using social media disturbs make deep relationship with others. When they are using social media we do not need to move a lot. It is okay just to stay. We do not need to active a lot. As a result, it leads naturally mental and physical disorders.
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.
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.
The internet was invented roughly about 30 years ago by the World Wide Web. However, the first social media came out circa 20 years ago. The name of it was Six Degrees and it was created by Andrew Weinreich in the 1900’s. Six degrees users had the capabilities of uploading a profile, making friends, and sending messages with family and 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 probably has up to 2 billion users and still counting. Nonetheless, most people seen on Facebook ranges from their teens to mid-40s, that have the capability of spreading information across the globe setting a chain reaction that created and spread fake news. Social medias’ fake news is spread by a heap of people that are easily convinced by false statements. 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.” (n. pag.) Therefore, teens need to use social media to disintegrate some of the repercussions of real news.
Social media can provide many benefits that, for the most of us, could not live without. For instance, could you imagine not being able to see your Aunt Karen’s recipe for homemade pecan pie? What about not being able to see your friend Lindsey’s acai bowl she had for breakfast on her instagram? We would not experience those things without social media, that’s one of the reasons we value it so much. Now days, everyone has social media accounts from the president to even dogs. Certainly it is safe to say that social media has impacted our society.
When you think of social media, the first thing that comes mind is communicating with your friends or family. This is one of the benefits of social media. You can communicate with your grandma that lives 300 miles away from you just by typing a message and clicking send. You can share your life events with her just by posting a picture. Even though this seems to be great, which it can be, have you ever thought of all of the bad things that can occur when using social media?
In this age of social media, we are constantly worried about being popular. We are driven by “likes,” “comments,” and “followers.” Not caring what our peers thought, our middle school selves posted anything and everything. Now, as seniors and having had access to social media for an abundance of years, we are far more cautious about what we post but not in the way you might imagine. Instagram is a resourceful tool but, if used incorrectly, could impair your social status.
Five thousand hours of online observation, done by Southern California University, found that the digital world is creating new opportunities for young people to grapple with social norms, explore interests, develop technical skills, and work on new forms of self-expression that wasn’t possible before social media existed (Goff). This brings us to a crippling question that have people on both sides of the argument, is social media truly beneficial for society? There are stats that can be found for either position to state their arguments, however, no one can ignore the actual facts that should lead people to realize that social media is beneficial to society.