Social Media And Its Effect On Society

1712 Words Nov 2nd, 2015 7 Pages
In pants pockets, in purses or on the hips there is a device that most people do no leave their house without. In this century having a cell phone is almost second nature. While some people still use flip phones, phones that slide, or phones with no internet capability, most of the people in the world have a smart phone. Many of these smartphones come pre-programmed with social media applications. These applications would include Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and many more. With the click of a button people can access the newest funny videos, see that some cousin recently got engaged, and follow the rich and famous. This is all made possible through social media. Social media wasn’t as big as it is now. It was unknown territory for many business. Companies didn’t know if the risk of actually using social media was worth the resources and time that would be used to help their company. Well now, social media is just as important as traditional marketing. Getting on social media websites is second nature at this point. It has become so ingrained in people’s everyday life that is can influence what people also do and it already affects how people interact with one another.
Social media can be defined as any website or application that enables users to create and share content or to participate in social networking ("Definition of social media in English:"). Social media allows people all over the world to stay connected without ever having to leave their home. If an application…
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