Introduction. Today People Use Various Social Media Sites

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Introduction Today people use various social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat to communicate with friends, family, and even strangers. Today’s social media users probably couldn’t picture life without it. Social media has become the norm and often the most utilized means of communicating with others. People of all ages have become exposed to the world of social networking. . For many people assessing social media has become a part of their daily routine. Social media negatively impacts society due to its addictiveness, exposing users to cyberbullying, negative impact on productivity, and the mental health effects on users. Social Media is Addictive One of the first things that people with social…show more content…
Social media users don’t want to miss out on anything. The concern that others may be having more fun or are enjoying life more than them keeps them wanting to stay connected and aware of what others are constantly doing. FOMO can have negative impacts on users causing them to believe that they are hated or not liked by others because they were not invited to a party that they saw or heard about via Facebook. ” Social media gives users social validation. Users of Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter can create themselves to be anyone that they want. Users can post pictures and updates as frequently as they like. When creating a posts users are almost always waiting and checking to see who “liked” their post. A thumbs up or a heart creates validation for many users and makes them feel good about themselves. Some users equate the number of likes or who liked their post with their self-worth. Users will check the posts to see how many likes they received. Having others like posts or having a certain number of followers makes users feel validated. In a June 2014 survey from the statistics company StatPro, it was found that 68% of people share information to define themselves, (Flaxington, 2016). Seeking validation online doesn’t bring real happiness. Social media users post or share information and wait due to the desire for someone to confirm that
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