Social Media As A Negative Aspect Of Their Lives

1182 WordsOct 15, 20145 Pages
Many people have begun to perceive social media as a negative aspect of their lives. They believe that they do not get enough face-to-face interaction and this causes their actual social life to deteriorate. However, this is a fallacy. Clive Thompson writes, “Fewer than 20% of kids send more than 200 texts a day; 31% send barely 20 or fewer (Thompson "Teenagers and social networking – it might actually be good for them").” It is a person’s choice to spend the majority of their time using social media. Social media has many more positives than negatives. A perfect example of this is global communications. People can speak with relatives, business partners, and friends from around the world. Many others are capable of using social media to their economic advantage as well. There are many companies founded through the use of the internet and use social media to self-promote these companies. Also, the internet and specifically, social media is now used as a valuable source of news and many people’s primary way of obtaining recent news. Therefore, although social media may cause less human interaction it does generally make us more social due to the fact that we can interact with others globally within minutes and access news in the same fashion. There are many cases of ludicrous things happening on the internet through social media. Things such as “cyber-bullying” or stalking. Due to this many people no longer feel safe when they use social media. They are reluctant to post

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