Social Media And The 21st Century Man Acts And Knows

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It is no news that social media has changed and shaped the way the 21st century man acts and thinks. Social media plays a major role in the everyday life of a typical human, on a daily basis in more ways than one. Social media has rid today’s man of the basic essentials that are needed to function as an integral part of a community. It’s hard to even imagine that just ten years ago that people were not so engrossed and interested in the internet, let alone social networking or social media website. The beginning of the millennium which was just like fifteen to sixteen years ago and people were actually still more connected to each other physically, people visited each other more, and they were still interested in the beautiful art of…show more content…
The aim of this paper is to argue that social media has ridded the 21st century human the basic face to face interaction that is needed to function in a society, by having negative effects on communication, mental health and productivity and literacy. COMMUNICATION Bargh and Mckenna argued that “Several scholars have contended that Internet communication is an impoverished and sterile form of social exchange compared to traditional face-to-face interactions, and will therefore produce negative outcomes (loneliness and depression) for its users as well as weaken neighborhood and community ties” (Bargh and Mckenna. 3). In all honesty, people are becoming more social by socializing on social media and they now interact more with other people. The major question on ground regarding this spike in human socialization is, which way is this interaction and socialization occurring? The way social interactions occur now, people do not even have to meet face-to-face as often as they used to anymore, but they can still fulfill their socializing cravings. If someone from the 1950s or 60s happens to resurrect from death or get out of jail, and he or she is being told about the new trend of socialization. I can bet they will go into shock, because they will be overwhelmed with what has replaced, practical knowledge and expertise of running day to day life. People now
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