As we all know, social media has a tremendous impact on society and has affected in some way our daily life, relationships, and/or business. Every day, people around the world access famous social media network sites such as facebook, MySpace, Twitter, and so on to find out about other people, others might use social networking to reconnect with old friends, make new friends, or even meet their spouse. The excessive use of social media websites might bring negative effects; while for other people, it might bring satisfaction or positive effects. Technological advancements such as the internet, have given us the opportunity to connect with other people anytime and anywhere in the world. Pretty much all around the world, everyone has access to the World Wide Web via a desktop computer or smart phones. The fact is that no matter our current location or destination we might go, social media will always be following us as long as we have that direct connection. The main focus of this paper is to identify the good and bad of social media, and the current and future problems it will bring.
A “catfish” is a person who creates a fake profile or profiles on social media and pretend to be someone that they are not, getting deep feeling or pity from the other party. In Catfish, people send emails to Nev Schulman and his filmmaker buddy Max Joseph, telling them they are stuck in an online relationship with someone they have been talking to for months or even years. They don’t know exactly who they are and haven’t seen their face in real life and want to meet them in person, which is where Nev and Max come in. Nev and Max then track down the person, leading them to the two people to meet in the flesh for the first time. Some of the results were the catfisher was not the person from the profile pictures because they were afraid of their own appearance. Some of them were just using and manipulating the other party to get what they want and some of them were the real deal. Nev says in an interview for the website Zap2it,”we find these two people who, either on the same side or opposite sides of an issue, have been working at understanding themselves better or hiding from themselves or afraid to deal with something. And the issues that we've uncovered are an incredible cross sample of issues that young people are dealing with right now. Things like self-esteem, weight and obesity, people who are uncertain of or afraid of accepting their sexuality." Like what Nev said, these
Social Media is an important communication tool via a series of Websites and Applications used by millions of people which facilitates the creation and the sharing of content and information, which allows people to develop contacts and relationships to connect with each other efficiently through modern technology such as computers and mobile phones to fulfil people’s social needs. The “Social,” in Social Media refers to interacting with other people through sharing and receiving information and the “Media,” refers to the instrument of communication e.g. phone. Social Media is important since it has connected millions of people and Social Media is one of the dominant ways we communicate with each other. As of 2017 over 2.8 billion people use Social Media worldwide. It is hard to remember communication prior to the emergence of social media.
Social media has a prominent role in everyone’s lives. It is one of many ways that people communicate. For example, Facebook, Instagram, twitter, texting, and email. Although some argue that social media eliminates an intimate face-to-face connection, social media has the power to create a progressive and important change in society.
Nowadays, Social Media plays a majority role in our daily life’s, seriously we can’t live without it. Before the digital age, socializing and networking weren’t as popular, but now Social Networking Sites and Digital Social Media platforms such as vine, Facebook and Instagram has officially brought a new era for socializing and networking. However, this doesn’t simplify that this is making a positive change within our society. Even though, Social networks can
Using social media regularly has been proven to cause many serious negative health affects; many teenagers start to form “Facebook Depression” this is caused by cyber bullying and being harassed online (O’Keefee & Pearson, 2011). Cyber bullying is defined as the use of electronic communication to bully a person, typically by sending messages of an intimidating or threatening nature. (google.com) Suffering from a serious mental illness such as depression can lead to many teenagers becoming suicidal (Lewinsohn, Rohde & Seeley,2006). Facebook not only shows so much about an individual; such as sharing ones personal information about their where-about’s, who they are communicating with, and photos of themselves; young people in today’s society don’t feel the need to keep anything private as there is no education on the way
Throughout the last decade, social media has drastically changed the way people interact with others. Websites like Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram have taken the world by storm. It has never been easier to have a conversation with family members, friends, or even strangers who live millions of miles away. Due to the rise of social media, people have become more aware of social issues and have become aware of the world around them. They can easily read the news online or catch up on the latest celebrity drama. Social media improves the way humans communicate because it allows ideas to be spread quickly and efficiently to a global audience.
The social media is one of the most common ways of communication and pretty much of knowing anything and everything around the world these days, and it is growing very rapidly. It changes and affects each person in a different way, or ways. Some may argue that social media has a bad influence on children and young adults, and that it negatively effects their brains, character, or personalities, while most people see that the social media has a more positive effect on them than a negative one. Moreover, social media has helped many people around the world to connect, or re-connect, with each other, easily. Social media is basically the new way of keeping in touch with everything and everyone, and of even strengthening bonds between each
Throughout history, people have improved the way communication and human interaction can be made. From writing letters, to talking on the telephone, to texting and sending emails, the way we exchange information is always being improved upon. Social media is now the most popular way of communication. It is a means of exchange in which people form and share info and ideas in virtual communities and networks. It can be accessed by the devices that people deem necessary and hard to live without like cellphones, computers, tablets, televisions, and even game consoles. There is an unlimited amount of things that you can do on social
Social media popularity has risen over the past years. The majority of the population of the age, now possesses one or more social accounts. Various articles and news sources have indicated that social media deteriorates person to person interaction and are gateways for cybercrimes to occur. However, behind such negative statements social media does provide a plethora of benefits to society. In fact, social media permits individuals to communicate, provides opportunities for businesses, and educates society.
Social media is instantly growing, online users such as, teenagers and young adults are increasing in the use technology and social media on a daily. Today social networking sites are currenting one of the most fastest and largest growing industries in society. Social media plays a major role in the way today 's youth are growing up. A number of people engage and encourage social media sites without considering the effects it has on society. Online social networking sites allows one to create a profile, gather online friends, post photographs and videos and have the ability to communicate with other individuals online. Social networks such as Instagram, Facebook and Twitter have a huge impact on our society today. Going online has
The world has never before been connected as much as it is today. One’s ability to communicate through various mediums is rapidly advancing, and this is much thanks to social media.
Social media is a major contributor to the way most generations of this era choose to spend their time. Whether it be forced upon us by means of keeping up with the times and our children or just coming second nature due to being an everyday part of life, social media is leaving a very interesting mark in history. As time progresses, social media’s effect on society seems to grow larger and larger each year, although the method used may change. Social sites such as Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, and YouTube are just some of the major sites that have pulled in millions of loyal consumers. Facebook, being one of the major contributors to the growth of social media, pulls in the most when it comes to social sites. Although the growth
Social media is taking over the world. It is a way to interact with people over the internet. Social media has brought people from around the world together and is a way to stay in touch with people who you might not see often and understand their life. Social media websites such as Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter are the new trend of communication and are the fastest growing resources for meeting people, keeping people updated, and connecting with friends and family. Employers can even browse social media sites to make choices about employees by viewing their personal connections with others. Social media
Social media has become one of the top forms of communication in todays society. The number of social media users is increasing fast. In January 2015, social media users exceeded 2 billion which is 12% increase since last year ( (Bennett, 2015)). The number of hours spent on social media globally is 2 hours and 25 minutes ( (Bennett, 2015)). These statistics show that social media consumes the everyday lives of many, that impacts society. Although this impact contains both positive and negatives, the negatives have a larger impact in today’s age.