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.
Social media has brainwashed and has had a large impacted our society today. As a child, my mother forbid me from using any social media whatsoever. I would beg and beg repeatedly and attempt to do anything to change her mind but her rule never budged. Me being a typical kid, of course had such a strong hatred for this rule and despised my mother because of it. I never really understood why my mom made this rule, but now as an adult with many forms of social media, I thank her for it. Social media like everything has its benefits, but over all it is very negative concept, and will only be worse in the future.
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 is everywhere, you see it on YouTube videos, food products, television commercials, or stores persuading you to, “Follow us on Instagram.” or “Like us on Facebook.” Today, it has become increasingly common for kids to own smartphones at a young age and have Instagram accounts. Wherever you go, you see kids checking their phones and seeing if the picture they posted has enough likes. A few decades ago, not many people had phones, social media has made it possible for unlimited information and communication to be easily accessible and shared. However, social media creates body image for girls and boys and may lead to cyberbullying.
In the age of social media, the world is greatly capable of connecting with others globally, “According to estimates, the number of worldwide social media users reached 1.96 billion and is expected to grow to some 2.5 billion by 2018” (“Statista”). Whether or not these connections are meaningful, are debatable. Especially when the number of those with social media accounts don’t match up with the number of people at protests. When social issues are now more blatant than ever due to social networking, the idea of social change through the use of social media is being tested daily. However, that “assistance” from social media might be doing more harm than good and creating a platform where entropy is taking hold instead. Although social media acts as a great tool to spread news and gather people, it isn’t sufficient enough to be what solely powers social change. Especially when it isn’t being properly utilized to help society reach real change.
Instagram is a social media platform launched in October 2010 (Instagram, 2017), which allows users to upload pictures and videos to share with others either publicly or privately. In the latter case only a selected number of followers, who have been given access from the account holder, are allowed to see the content.
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.
Yes, Instagram can be a never-ending agglomeration of vain selfies clicked in exotic lands, but the photo-sharing app is much more than a platform boosting one’s ego.
I often consider if what I’m sharing with all of these people is appropriate considering the range of people viewing my content. It used to be harder to gauge when I was immature but now it’s further understood. Instagram culture somewhat has guidelines to what’s appropriate to post. It’s very hard or impossible for famous people with
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.
When your surfacing through Instagram (the explore page) you normally come across images or videos that interest you. The first thing you do is look at the content and think about how it relates to you. It can relate to you by several factors. You could have an idea shared through it, a moment or let’s just say it reminds you of a sociological construct that society places every day. Unfortunately, we see half naked women posing in an exotic outfit, with a filter on level ten, that is seen posing sexually in her best angle. This picture can at least gain one thousand likes depending on a person’s image or the amount of followers. To expand, if a regular video vixen girl takes this photo she 'll get attention from her peers of how degrading she looks and how she doesn’t have respect for herself and all other parts of that nature. If Kim Kardashian did it, she’ll still get degraded, however she’ll have a million hits, which will result into saying the newly
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.
Instagram is one of the most widely used mobile sharing app being used nationwide, it provides an outlet for individuals to express themselves. Instagram users utilize all sorts of pictures to show their personality and lifestyles. These people could be narcissist, extroverted, neurotic, or people who enjoy new experiences and have an open mind. It gives them a way to shine and a give a description of their lives. For some individuals, it can be complicated to put words to their feelings, but images help create a visual understanding to different lives and thoughts. Every human being is unique in their on way, the app presents an opportunity to express who they truly are. If someone is an avid traveler, posting pics of
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.
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