Social Media And Social Control Theory

1553 Words Nov 8th, 2015 7 Pages
terminologies, and objectives; social constructs have been changing at a break-neck pace (Nylund, Asparouhov, & Muthén, 2007). While it is a point of contention that many of the issues in modern society are attributable to the so-called theoretical pluralism, the resultant break-downs in social bonds and social awareness have caused a series of sensationalized rebellions against both the norms of society and social authority in general (Jenkins & Griffith, 2004). The following Literature review of some of the more recent developments in theorizing on social control theory may shed light on the ramifications of social media and help provide analytical value in the history of relevant interactions on the topic.
Research on social media utilization and trends has become a macroscopic exercise. Over 1.5 billion people have Facebook accounts worldwide, and nearly 80% of those individuals log on daily to check what is new with their friends, family, or catch up on the news (Kramera et. al, 2014). More impactful, almost 22% of Facebook users log onto their individual accounts at least 4 times each day and spend an average of one hour updating posts and status’s each and every day (Kramera et. al, 2014). Among 18-to-34-year-olds, nearly half (48%) check Facebook minutes after waking up and 28 percent do so before getting out of bed (Kramera et. al, 2014). Social media puts an interesting lens on the creation of the self, and how our digital persona’s construction affects our…
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