Social Media And Its Effect On Society

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Social media in today’s society has some positive aspects but there are many negative aspects to living in such a social media world. Cyber bullying, hacking, cyber stalking, and other cybercrimes have taken off since social media became so popular. Job growth, e-commerce via social media, families staying connected, and information that is beneficial to society has made many things possible that was not available before social media became the norm. Social media in the last 10 years has become almost unstoppable. It keeps getting bigger and in some cases better than it was before it started but there has been trials and tribulations to social media where it is in today’s world. Social media is a way of life now for most people in the United States, there are many different forms of social media and different ways that it is used in everyday life. There are many types of social media that is available in everyday lives. From chat groups, blogs, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram to name a few. There are some unbelievable ways to use this technology but it needs to be used wisely especially for young people. Parents need to be aware of what their children are involved in and adults need to watch what they have on their accounts especially when searching for employment or work in a “public” field. Facebook launched at Harvard University in 2004 by Mark Zuckerberg. When Facebook first launched, only Harvard students with student emails could get on (Jenkins). In 2004, the only
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