Social media platforms have many benefits if it is used in the correct manner. Social media companies are always trying to endorse the next best product and influence everyone and anyone to use it. Some of these companies have strict policies in place in order to protect their reputation and uphold ethical guidelines as a responsible business. Not all social media platform have these strict ethical guidelines and tend to care only about the profit gains and obtaining a high marketable profile. This negligent act of greed is one of the problems, which social media platforms face. The other factors are the people who use social media platforms, especially adolescents. Adolescents 11–18 year-olds spend over 11 hours per day exposed to electronic media (Shapiro & Margolin, 2014). Adolescents interact with a multitude of different social media platforms. Some have made it very convenient for these young teens to have access to social media platforms. If the adolescents conduct themselves accordingly while they are on social media, then there are not any issues. It is when the adolescents do not use social media as a positive, engaging experience but deflect themselves into engaging in deviant behaviors. These irresponsible actions by adolescents are contributing to atrocities on social media. Maybe these actions could have possibly been prevented if the creators of social media platforms incorporated more restrictions and reporting on their media platforms. These
Social media has been a topic of debate for years. Some people are strongly against any use of it while others like the instant connection it provides. A major concern over social media is the lasting effects it has on teenagers. Social media can affect teenagers through many ways including things like their self-esteem. Cyberbullying is a raging topic of discussion centered around teens social media use. It can also effect their people skills and create a lack of community involvement. Some parents think that watching what their children do on social media is an invasion of privacy but is your concern for their privacy greater than your concern for their safety? Social media poses a great danger to today’s children. It can affect many aspects of their lives.
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
Do you really have privacy when you send messages or post a picture on social media or is the government watching your every move? Social media has been around for over a decade and continues to grow. On social media people have the freedom to say what is on their mind, so why would the government need to overview everything said and done on the internet? The government wants control over its people. The first amendment gives us freedom of speech, but on social media the government overlooks every conversation you have. Although your privacy is being striped with the government breathing down your back, I do understand that sometimes it is necessary for them to check what people are doing online.
Many people have described the Internet as “a whole new world.” From Facebook to Google, there are a multitude of ways to connect with others and acquire information like never before. According to Pew Research Center, seventy-six percent of social media users in the United States use Facebook daily (Social Media Fact Sheet).That is an immense amount of connections and information being shared. The United States has made many technological advancements for the good, however, the United States has given up their privacy for safety and convenience.
Social media is a huge place for businesses to grow, and all large or small companies should have accounts interacting with their given audience. Consumers thrive off of social media, so when they see a brand using witty marketing, it will appeal to them! However, there are some brands totally killing the game of social media, whether it be witty or downright hilarious. Here are five companies you should check out right now.Staples' Twitter account and their tweets are relatable on a spiritual level for people who work in an office setting. With it being so relatable to people who do work in that setting, the company has been able to easily connect with viewers and have a huge social following. Not only does Staples have office drone tweets, but they also connect with their followers by
Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram, just a few of today’s most popular forms of social media. These new outlets for media have grown vastly popular, especially for teenagers. Social media is meant for networking and connecting individuals. It is amazing how social media connects billions of people across the world. However could it be doing more harm socially than good? In today’s world teens and social media are inseparable. Every teen has a smartphone and they are constantly drawn to their screens. Whether at school or at a resturaunt, teens will frequently be seen with their heads down, staring at their phones, snapchatting tweeting etc. Teens feel more comfortable sending a snapchat than carrying a conversation in person. Which is understandable since no in-person confrontation happens through social media. So while social media connects teens online, it also disconnects them from real life. That being said, although communicating through the medium of social media may seem easier, teens should spend more time communicating with people in person in order to better focus, learn people skills, and develop strong relationships with others.
In our project, we decided to shift our audience from mostly middle-aged men in our discussion board to families with young children on Facebook. This shift in who we chose as our audience really affected our project the most, because it changed our perspective to overall gun control to gun safety, and more importantly gun safety around children. Narrowing our viewpoint like this really helped our argument, because it allowed us to be more concise in what we said, and the way in which we presented our argument. For example, we know that a lot of our parents use Facebook, and so we decided to use Facebook as our platform, because it reaches a lot of parents, which was our target audience. In doing this, I think that we were successful in our arguments and how we presented them.
Many small business owners are wading in the waters of social media, struggling to figure out how to use Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Snapchat (the list goes on...and on..) etc. to grow their brand. Although most small business owners are using social media in some capacity, it has become clear that developing a social media strategy is not as simple as it seems. It’s easy to believe that since millions of people are using social media, we should just be able to build brand recognition by simply posting content...right? Yet, when we start delivering content, posting well written blog posts, and making offers through our various social media channels, we find out that people may not be as interested as we originally believed.
How can we make social media unique once again? We define social media as a way to communicate and keep up with today news. Social Media like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat are the three mainstream media most of us use now for our daily lives. Although many people may disagree about changing the thing and making something new out it. Creating a new social media app that is made for communicating with communities and around the world with a unique feature.
What can we do to make social media unique once again? We define social media as a way to communicate and keep up with today's news. Social Media like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat are the four mainstream media most of us use now in our daily lives. Although many people may disagree about changing our social media it will help create a new future for everyone. Creating a new social media app that is made for communicating with the communities and around the world with a unique feature from each of the mainstream media that we use everyday to assist our lives.
Posting on various social media outlets such as Twitter, Snapchat, Facebook, and Instagram are outlets that the recent generations are prone to using. Being able to post online about yourself and showing the world who you are is the new thing to do. This also comes along with pretending who you are online getting caught in an unrealistic fantasy world. Be able to get away from your real life and going to your online fantasy life is what everyone seems to be doing. Many of these people will hide the ugly truths about what is actually going on in their lives, trying to prove to the world that their lives and who they are are perfect. Doing so, no one really sees the dangerous side to how social media and technology has been affecting our everyday lives. Between editing a picture of yourself to make you look skinnier or to fix your acne to try and fish for compliments from others they don’t even know seems to be okay. Behind the scenes, social media has been an ongoing issue for teens for decades because of one major issue called cyberbullying.
One of the new phenomena of our generation is Facebook, and with four hundred million users, it ranks first in the 2017 “most famous social media site” chart. Personally, I believe a convenient social media should benefit the people on multiple aspects and Facebook successfully fulfills every category to make a social media pleasing. It all initiated in February of 2004, when Mark Zuckerberg founded Facebook with the ultimate purpose to create a better communicative and connected world. Not only does Facebook allow its users to create and upload their own profiles with photos, videos, and other information about themselves, but also friends have access to profiles of other friends, allowed to comment on their updated status or write on their profile wall. Facebook successfully meets the criteria of privacy, communication, and keeps the reader informed of current events.
Emerson claims that people should be able to be confident and not care what others have to say about them. His argument is viable today because social media makes humanity feel insecure in many ways. Most of our society judges or makes funny jokes of people’s appearances on social media into making them feel insecure. The bullies mostly only do it online because they know they can escape since they are behind a screen and not in front of their face. There are many crowds who are afraid to go out into the real world. According to Elite Daily, an article on insecurity, “It's easy to forget that people only post their best moments and choose to keep all their worst ones private. Your life may fall short of someone's picture perfect one, but more often than not, so does the life of whomever posted it.” Most of the population only post pictures they feel confident about and look cute. They choose to not upload or delete the worst ones they have of themselves. Elite Daily argues, that social media has made mostly everyone obsessed with making life look perfect for ourselves. Some humans around the world have a mindset of needing to look perfect in the communities. For Example, most women do their full on face makeup everyday and spend lots of time trying to find the perfect outfit to look fabulous. They still wish to have a perfect body therefore they end up assimilating plastic surgery. According to Odyssey, an article on insecurity by social media, “We feel good posting a picture on our profiles that makes us happy, but happiness only lasts as long as it takes to find yet another picture that makes us feel as though we need to do better. Everyone should post what makes them feel good, especially ones with authenticity. But I truly think what needs to change is how we focus on life as a whole.” Society should not be able to only focus on their looks but also need to focus on other important things in life too. Soon, they will take better pictures and be even happier than the last picture. When someone receive a low number of likes on their picture, they automatically know “that makes us feel as though we need to do better” and upload a cuter picture. The author of Odyssey states, he/she should be able to feel
Youth are like magnets. They will latch on to the most popular trend whether it be clothes or shoes, beneficial or harmful. Children yearn to be cool, popular, and accepted. With these natural contained qualities, children are bound to come across social media, specifically a well-known site, Facebook. A site that enables communication. A site that might cause a child to be “lame” if not having an account. Whether or not children under thirteen should become users on this social media extravaganza is a regularly discussed topic. Some may argue against it simply because of the expected dangers that come along with any social network, but some believe that kids under thirteen should be allowed to partake in this site just as everybody else. These advocates are insightful. With considering the beneficial factors of Facebook including educational purposes and social development coupled with protective parenting, children under thirteen should most definitely have the deserved right of joining a quest they are regardless destined to pursue, Facebook.