Social Media And Its Impact On Society

2066 Words Jun 9th, 2015 9 Pages
The use of social media has increased rapidly within the past decade and still continues to grow as approximately 58% of people claim to use it. According to the Merriam Webster online dictionary, Social media is defined as "forms of electronic communication…through which users create online communities to share information, ideas, personal messages, and other content" (Merriam Webster Online). Most people across the globe have been introduced to some sort of technology with the capabilities of using social media sites and those exposed tend to become captivated by what they have access to, using social media often and depending on it to keep in touch with others. This leads people to ask, "Does social media make the world more disconnected or interconnected?" This is a controversial topic due to the overwhelming use of social media amongst the younger generations and even the older generations as well. This issue in society could potentially dissipate actual physical relationships between people and everyone will become technology-hungry robots. Karl Pilkington once said, "Everyone is living for everyone else now. They 're doing stuff so they can tell other people about it. I don 't get all that social media stuff, I 've always got other things I want to do - odd jobs around the house. No one wants to hear about that." Overall, social media is ultimately making the world more disconnected while fooling people into believing that they are becoming closer to each other.…
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