Many individuals have resorted to social media to connect with friends or strangers alike. Social media has also encouraged people to display private conduct to the public. Many colleges and businesses have resorted to viewing an applicant’s social media for work force readiness. I believe this is a good strategy, because it can eliminate competition in the work place.
When college admissions officers and potential employers look at people’s social media, it could help make their decision easier. Someone that is using a lot of cuss words or posting inappropriate things isn’t going to get the job over someone who doesn’t. Colleges and work places want people that aren’t going to do those things because it will start to look bad on them. “Employers can also use their social medias as an extended résumé if they use it correctly” (Source G).
When looking for prospective employees, employers do not enjoy rifling through Facebook pictures of obscene pictures and statuses with crude language. Bad behavior of employees, even off the clock, made public by social media
In the present culture of the United States, social media has had a major impact in American society. It has a profound influence and intertwined itself in almost every aspect of the average American’s life. It ranges from providing updates of location of a person(s), events, and sharing personal moments. Even different industries are utilizing social media as a platform for communication, information, and sales mediums. One industry, the health care field has seen a rise in the utilization of social media. For instance, an emerging population of physicians are using social media apps such as Snap Chat, Facebook, and YouTube to educate, display surgical, and medical procedures while being performed. In contrast, as there are positive aspects of utilizing social media, a negative trait of social media is invading and exposing individual’s privacy. As of recent, a New York licensed nurse had to surrender her nursing license and sentenced to 3 years of probation for “moral unfitness in the practice (Bowerman, 2016).” She took photos with her phone of two unconscious male patient’s genitalia and shared them with coworkers. This has become an increasing issue and as the utilization of social media in healthcare is increasing, many ethical issues are developing. For instance, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) was passed for the adoption of a national standard for electronic health care transactions and code sets, unique health identifiers,
Social media is defined as websites and applications used for social networking, in other words it is a way for people to interact and express themselves without being face to face. Social media has become a large part of the life of teenagers, who make up most of the population of people who are subjected to using social media in their daily lives. Many college students are faced with balancing their social lives with school and even athletics making priorities a big dilemma for them. College students in America are affected in many ways by social media whether it be their social life, their happiness, or their grades.
Billy was an all-American student at Centerville High School who had all A’s for his whole 4 years there. Billy had many schools looking at him because he had been the starting running back for varsity since his freshman year. One night Billy went out with a few friends to celebrate at a house party. Billy had got sort of tipsy and had posted a video of him chugging a jug of beer then passing out 5 min later. The week after all the schools that he had wanted to go to stopped talking to him right after the incident was seen by all the schools. Social media can negatively impact college admissions; however, it can also help students market themselves and choose the appropriate college.
According to Renee Fricks, vice president of human resources at Imperial Capital, “Your social media profile can be more revealing that your resume” (Cohen, 10). Social media has become a normal use of technology of an average college student. From Facebook and Twitter, there is a means of connecting students on diverse planes via the Internet. This allows employers to search any potential job candidate’s social media to investigate user’s posts to determine if they fit their position and hold themselves with high moral regard. If students do not monitor what they post, potential employers may be turned away because of inappropriate pictures, conversations, or other behaviors. Learning about proper social media uses can prevent qualified candidates from losing job opportunities.
Are we becoming less human with the passing of each day? Have we become too dependent on technology, specifically social media? In this day and age, people have different views on social media. They question its true purpose and its effect on society as a whole. With that said, although there are many thoughts concerning the topic/trend of social media something that is undoubtedly true is that social media plays an active role in the lives of the majority of people. Whether in a positive or negative way, social media influences the lives of all people. However this paper focuses on the effect of social media on college students. It addresses both the positive and negative effects of social media on those in college; focusing on a student’s academic efficiency, social interactive skills, and overall productivity.
Firstly, social media is ruining people’s working careers. Thousands of people nowadays are posting photos of themselves in revealing clothes or posting inappropriate comments that are going to bite them in the butt later on when they are going for an important job interview. When a company encounters a new potential employee they run background checks to see if this is the right person for the job. This means that they look at your past history and your SOCIAL MEDIA accounts. This has been proven by a survey conducted by the Eurocorn Worldwide that found that nearly 40 percent of companies use social media to research job candidates, and one in five companies have rejected a candidate because of what they found on his or her social media profiles. People don’t realise that the photos or comments that they are posting could potentially be ruining their working opportunities and careers. An example of an individual who found herself in hot water thanks to her social media post was
Social media is a controversy topic in today’s society. Some people think that social media destroys human interaction and real life human relationships. While others think that social media is a bless to humanity. Social media makes human interaction much more convenient and much faster than real life human interaction, it makes globalization a reality, it gives a chance for introverted people to express themselves, and it also benefit develop international relationships whether its business or social.
The sharing of photos picturing wild, late-night college parties, alcohol consumption, and new tattoos or piercings is becoming commonplace in social media. Though they may vary in degree, none are the particularly “good” traits that one would expect to find in a good employee. Practices such as these should stand out as “red flags” that are not typically desired by employers. Other, more subtle, red flags include: obvious mood swings, overly emotional postings, and overly personal content. All of these, potentially detrimental, characteristics can be detected, and avoided, easily with a quick review of a candidate’s social media profile(s).
How does social media usage by teenagers and young adults affect academic performance, attitude towards school, and concept of identity?
Millennials are a frequently talked about generation, and college students are at the epicenter. They are the called the “social mavens”(2.A) and “the founders of the social media movement” (2.A) who are constantly connected via online. Growing up as part of the new generation and seeing frequent changes in technology over the years, it has come to play a role in our daily lives. Being able to relate to such a topic, we wanted to look further into Millennials’ use of technology; specially relating to college-aged students and what social media platform(s) the group is most active on.
We went from telegraphs to phones. Lets start from the beginning. The word telelgraph was first coined by the french inventor of the semaphore line, claud chappe. 1832 was when one of the electrical telegraphs was invented. The person who invented it was pavel schilling. A guy named brian arthur of the santa fe institute believes that technology evolves over time. I mean we have touchscreen phones and watches. Stuff that people back in the day thought we would have in a hundred years, we now have less than 50 years later. So over the years while technology evolved it may have had a good impact but it also has a very bad negative impact, such as child obesity, no sun, and even paying more attention to social media than school, not that some
Our educational system has changed quite drastically. It is no longer just a place where one goes to learn Arithmetic, English, and Penmanship. It has evolved into something much more complex than that. The challenges our Educators are experiencing today are far more different than the ones they faced ten years ago. Technology has introduced some valuable tools that has vastly improved the way school administrators and parents are educating their children, but this type of advancement came with some risks. The influences of social media and the need to “keep up with the jones”, amongst other things, has caused our educational environment to changed drastically.