Social Media And Its Effects On Society

1064 Words Sep 21st, 2016 5 Pages
People now a days tend to say that social media is huge now a days but what is social media. Social media refers to interacting with other people by sharing information with them as well as receiving information from them via an instrument of communication such as the internet. TV, radios and newspapers are examples of more traditional forms of media. While they are still used they are not as popular like they were in past years.
How big is social medial?
As technology grows so does the use of social network sites. Smart phones make it easy for people to take social media everywhere they go. At the end of 2015 the number were big for popular network sites such Facebook, Tumbler, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat. The amount of users at the end of 2015 for Facebook was 1,550,000,000, Tumbler 420,000,000, Instagram 400,000,000, Twitter 320,000,000 and snapchat 100,000,000. These are the amount of users not distinguishing between ages of the users.
Some of the main reasons why people say they use social media are as follow: 67% say to stay in touch with current friends 64% to stay in touch with family members 50% to connect with old friends 14% connecting with others with the same hobbies and interest 9% to make new friends 5% to read comments made by celebrities, athletes and Politian 3% to find potential romance or dating partner
Everyone has their reason to use social media in their own way.
The statistics for Facebook show that 29% of the users are between…
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