According to the Pew Research Center, “41% of social media-users have experienced at least one negative outcome as a result of using a social networking site.” In this article, Norton uses logos, pathos, and ethos to explain his standpoint to his audience. Logos are used when Norton brings up the legal issues of social media such as privacy concerns. Bringing the reader into Norton’s own personal experiences of abuse and name-calling uses pathos. Finally, ethos are used indirectly in the article due to the fact that Norton is a writer and has experience with social networking and the negative impact it can have. Norton uses logos, pathos, and ethos by establishing evidence and logical points in his article to persuade his audience against using social networking.
Social media has become a major part of life, but the controversy is, whether it has a positive or negative impact on society. As this topic is timely relevant, there has been many research and studies, as well as people have formed various opinions about it. Some people see it as a form of entertainment, a medium that allows rapid communication, and a virtual place where they can share the best moments of their lives. Others argue that it is toxic, distracting, and “a disease that seems to have infected [the] entire generation and the subsequent generations” (Nestor, 2016, para 1). Nonetheless, a wide variety of individuals, from children, adolescents, and adults are attracted to it. Although it can be a valuable tool, it is extremely
Erik Qualman once said, “We don't have a choice on whether we do social media, the question is how well we do it?” (Qualman, Erik). This quote clearly states that social media has become a part of today's society and that avoiding it would be nearly impossible without total isolation. The quote also ask a rhetorical question that simply queries, how properly do we use social media? Qualman made it obvious that we’re not being as effective as we should be on social media. Social media began it’s thriving point, with the 21st generation, around 2005 when the website Facebook was created. At that point and time, the website was mainly for communication purposes. Whereas now, all social media has formed into an entertainment center. Unfortunately, the original intentions of social media have reached an ultimate downfall. Social media can be used in several harmful ways; such as, the unintentional way, the intentional way, and the way that people tend to forget about.
There is debate over these social networking sites; do the benefits outweigh the dangers? Some people argue that social networking sites promote increased communication with friends and family, familiarize people with valuable computer skills, and allow contact and interactions with people from around the world. Others argue that these sites expose children to predators, increase vulnerability to computer viruses, lower worker productivity, and promote narcissism and short attention spans. Social networking sites entice people to spend more time online and less time involved in face-to-face interaction. On an average day it is said that American’s waste about 17% of their day on the internet interacting on social media and networking sites, such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and MySpace. The popularity of these sites has more than
Media researcher Johanna Blakley made an argument that “social media and the end of gender”. She believes that social media is going to help people dismantle some of the silly and demeaning stereotypes that we see in media and advertising about gender. Now many media companies use very rigid segmentation methods to label to understand their audiences. They believe that the people fall within a certain demographic category are predictable in certain ways. For example, married people will have certain tastes. It is great that the people’s taste is being respected in a way that it hasn’t been before. The people aggregate online is based on the things they love instead of age, gender or income. Also, sharing interests and values are a far more powerful aggregator of human beings than demographic categories. In addition, it turns out that women are driving the social media revolution. She showed some worldwide statistic to illustrate that women outnumber men in their use of social networking technologies in every single age category. It will make the media
Social media is described, by the Merriam-Webster dictionary (2015), as “forms of electronic communication (as Web sites for social networking and microblogging) through which users create online communities to share information, ideas, personal messages, and other content (as videos)”. As few as 10 years ago the term social media was yet to be coined, but within that decade the use of these blogs, websites and sharing platforms has increased exponentially with no plateau in sight. From creating Instagram accounts for household pets, to sharing Halloween themed baking ideas over Pinterest, people today have access to social media outlets for almost everything. Today about 74% of people ages 18-65 use some form of a social networking site (Pew, 2014). Facebook takes the lead in social media usage with about 71% of those adults. LinkedIn and Pinterest are tied for second at 28% of users, 26% use Instagram, and Twitter falls last in the top 5 most used social medias with 23% of users (Pew, 2014). In September of 2013 the Pew Research Center measured that 90% of adults ages 18-29 used these social media outlets on a daily basis, which is an astonishing increase from the 9% that was measured in February 2005 (Pew, 2014). Due to the fact that young adults are increasingly involving themselves in these online platforms, it is very important to understand the long term and psychological effects (such as depression, social anxiety,
This article looks at gender issues and women's position through social media. The author notes that Facebook began as an online collection of pictures of college age women designed for men to objectify; by rating and commenting on their profile pictures.” Social media like Facebook has maintained a fraternity-like culture in some respects.” The
As technology editing tools have become easier to use, many people have felt obligated to go on a photoshop epidemic every time they share an image to the world of social media. In a pervasive world where images of unrealistic standards fuel over the media on how one should look, social media has one of the most significant impacts in body dissatisfaction in today’s society. Throughout the last decade, social media has become one of the most common and favored ways for people to communicate, connect, and share. Thus, there have been many debates and discussions on whether social media has a positive or a negative impact in the way an individual perceive themselves. With the rapid growth and rise of smartphone usage among adolescents and young adults, social media outlets have become an essential part of one’s daily life. Today, when adolescents and young adults turn on their smartphones, often times, the first thing they will refer to is a social media site. It has become a place where they are exposed to news, images, and expectations. Thus, often times, these images, ideals, and expectations are ingrained in their brain and bombarded with what is considered to be beautiful in today’s society. Moreover, these unrealistic standards will often lead to a form of comparison, influencing them to take extreme measures. Although social media serves as a platform where people can connect, communicate, and share, it has a negative impact on one’s body image because it can lead to a
Social media has become a part of our life, and no one can imagine living without it. Social media has grown a lot over the several years. Young individuals have always thought that social media is a marvelous piece of technology, but they never think about the negative effects of ‘like’ culture, which contributes to conformity and other negative consequences. The article, The Insidious Evils of ‘Like’ Culture, written by Neil Strauss, tells us about to what people can go to get more “likes.”
In order to determine the impact of social media on gender, we must first explore these networks. After close analysis of the evolving gender issue, we can conclude that social media networks foster a society that will bring an end to gender labels.
Facebook is viewed one of the greatest innovations of the last decade. Suddenly, everyone could connect with their friends online from anywhere. With greater mobility and customization than competitors, Facebook’s popularity exploded and was soon used by myriads of people. Emboldened by Facebook’s success, Twitter, Instagram and many others were created. The world was soon interconnected as all of these outlets were available at the click of a mouse or as a cellphone app. Almost everyone possesses some form of social media that links them to the rest of the world. Society and culture are so intertwined with social media that it is natural for “myths” to emerge. These myths include the notions that social media boosts self-esteem, that people’s privacy is protected as long as only friends are able to view their profiles, and that it is an accurate, effective news outlet. Despite the benefits of the connection brought by social media, there are serious drawbacks and many negative aspects related to its use.
There are 2.3 billion active social media users (Smith 1). Meaning the majority of people go on social media every day. Social media is almost a part of every teen’s life it’s how they stay connected and meet up with people. But social media is worse than what most people would think. It’s leading to worse things for teenagers since they won’t see the negatives coming. Especially not from social media since it’s a huge part of their life. Social media’s negatives outweigh the positives because it’s causing long-term consequences and impacts teen’s mental and emotional health.
Pew Research Center also claims that females are the one gender that uses social media the most, while men take a second place. What stood out in one of their research was despite females using social media often, men tend to stand by what they post and actually post more than females. This brought the question of gender taking an affect towards one’s identity and self-image despite the power and role social media plays out in society. Figure 5’s data indicated that the gender of the student could
As parents we must start by providing our children with a positive self-esteem to start with and then by teaching our children how to manage sites and teaching them how to handle criticism from others in a positive way. We need to know what they are doing when they are on social media- Stay informed! We need to encourage them and show them they can talk to us-as parents about anything as well as letting them talk on their phone around us openly. Get them to open up about their conversations, teach them how to encourage others to seek someone out with concerns they may have. Always talk and listen to others. We as adults need to be a positive role model. Make sure our children as well as us remember not everything you seen on the media is 100 percent original. That almost everything from reading an ad and or article to pictures has been modified in some way. Watch for pattern changes in your children’s behavior as well as adults. These can be telling signs that they are struggling with something- could be a body image or that they are getting bullied. If someone’s behavior changes, make sure they know they are not alone and they have someone to count on and try to help them early on before it gets too big.
Facebook, a social networking website, has changed the way people communicate with each other. A social networking website is an online platform that allows users to create a public profile and interact with other users on the website. Facebook has even changed our most personal and private conversations and how they are conducted around the world. Since the internet’s birth in 1983, this trend of online communication has been growing. Created in 2004, now registered with more than one billion participants, Facebook’s user numbers surpass even the top four social networking websites combined. According to Wikipedia statistics, Instagram has 300 million registered users, LinkedIn has 200 million users, Classmates.com has 50 million users, and Flickr has 32 million registered users. To be further convinced of the claim that Facebook indeed changes the way we communicate, you would only need to create your own Facebook account and start participating in their social networking experience. Technology and internet usage is fused into every aspect of our society including the style of communication. The launch of Facebook in 2006 also enabled other devices such as touch phones, interactive tablets, and even advanced cars with their own networking capabilities starting in 2007. Facebook is a multibillion-dollar company and is highly recognized for connecting more people than other networks. Facebook’s long-term success can be attributed to providing entertainment, world news, and