Social Media And Its Effect On Society

3274 Words Nov 9th, 2014 14 Pages
Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, LinkedIn and texting are the main communication hub used in today’s society. With all of the new technology, instant communication is readily accessible. Communication with virtually anyone is practically instantaneous no matter where you are in the world, and the beauty of it all is the fact that one does not have to see the individual he or she is corresponding with. However at what capacity does interpersonal communication fall under? With all the instant communication available, social media has become our ability to stay interconnected. This interconnectedness is wonderful in light; however this social movement has come with a price that compromises our ability to communicate interpersonally. One way to provide support is to study and develop a level of understanding, by documenting people 's lives and behaviors via the science of social media. Understanding these concepts directs the science of social media to study behaviors framed by the many different contexts of this new phenomenal interaction.

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Let’s examine the world of social media, social media is described in the Merriam-Webster Dictionary as being 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) (Social media, 2014) Interpersonal simply means being, relating to, or involving relations between…
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