Social Media And Its Effects On Society

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“Have we all become so desperate to share everything that we 've stopped enjoying our lives?” Lucy Sykes, a fiction author states. Oxford Dictionary defines social media as “a variety of websites and applications that enable users to create and share content or to participate in social networking” (Oxford Dictionary Online). In this technological age, it is apparent that social media has become the main gateway to connect and interact, not only with our friends and families but also with the world around us. Using social media, including social networking sites, is now an essential part of everyone’s life. Yet, what often begins as a harmless virtual habit can hasten into a damaging and intruding one. Along with the convenience social media has brought, it also negatively affects people’s lifestyle, relationships, and self-esteem to the extent that it has become too invasive. That social media has become too invasive is obviously seen through people’s lifestyles, the way of living. People of today have become too dependent on social media that some cannot even imagine living their lives without it. People don’t only love it; they live in it. According to a survey conducted by Mashable, an online community blog, 51% of social media users check their social media accounts, e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram as soon as and after they wake up. (Mashable, 2014) Likewise, many of them turn to these sites when they are bored, or want to see updates of a certain person. Before

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