Social And Social Impact On Social Media

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Technology Leading to the Decline of Our Social Skills The rapid growth in our dependency on technology for communication has led to a large decline in our basic social and interaction skills. One of the basic tenets of social psychology is that humans are social animals, however, in the technological world of today we seem to be straying away from this facet of our nature. Ever since the rise of social media and convenience of communication, for example, via mobile devices, we have fallen out of touch with an important part of our human nature, our desire to interact and communicate with one another face-to-face, which has resulted in a large disconnect in our society. The negative social effects brought upon by our dependency on social media has made it harder for humans to function in society. It is becoming increasingly difficult for our youth to make friends, relationships have become harder to sustain, and the number of people feeling lonely as well as the prevalence of social disorders has increased. In today’s society, there are growing concerns about the ability of children and teenagers to maintain effective social interaction, such as face-to-face conversation, and meeting new people without the use of any technology. Nowadays, direct communication for younger people is being replaced by text messaging and instant messaging via Twitter, Facebook and the many other social media outlets available today. As a result, they rarely ever engage in the face-to-face
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