Social Media And Its Effect On Society

1711 Words Mar 30th, 2015 7 Pages
Addiction, profit and influence usually are not the first words you would expect to come to mind when thinking about the term “social media,” yet with a little digging you will soon realize it could be the perfect description. Social media can be defined as forms of electronic communication through which users create online communities to share information, ideas, personal messages and other content. Most often social media is understood as a positive concept because of the ways it has allowed us to attain cheap and easily accessible knowledge at the end of our fingertips. For example, take the average college student who would rather spend their last $20 at the bar you can conclude that there are superior consequences to abusing too much of a good thing; using social media has its own set of superior consequences.
It is a very ironic but true fact that the number one use of social media and the problems it has caused are both driven by the same basic factors of supply and demand. Although social media only increased in popularity in the last few decades, it has been around for quite some time. The negative effects of social media on society can be revealed through understanding the origins of social media and how it has developed overtime into the ways its used today. The practice of social media in today’s society has exposed major concerns about the increased usage of pornography and acts as a major catalyst for other problems occurring within the U.S.
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