Recently, people are now discussing how social media changes our life, whether it is good or bad. Some of them think that social media is a kind of fad because of its rapid development. Others think that it is really useful and makes our life easier than before.
Social media has many positive effects on our society. Facebook and Twitter can be one prime example of a positive affect on social media. Through Facebook we can generally use it to keep our family and friends posted on how we are doing. For example I remember when Facebook became so popular during the time of Hurricane Katrina. During that time of devastation we were not able to communicate through telephone services, cell phone service, and beepers because all communication services were down. And at that time if you had access to a computer with Internet services we were able to communicate, post pictures and videos of each other by using the Facebook website. This is one of the positive examples of social
As much as social media has managed to ruin our society, it plays a positive role for the public as well. Social media allowed people to use their networks as a form of reaching out to old friends and family across the world. With America being known as the melting pot of the world, our society has several people with family on the other side of the Earth. With social media in effect, this permits people to stay in touch with long lost loved ones and keep ties tight. Not only has it sanctioned friends and family to keep in touches but has granted people to relocate birth parents and unknown family members as well. Yes, social media has failed our society greatly but there is always a rainbow somewhere after a rainy day. Social media can play a positive role by bringing people back together.
People today would be surprised to know that social media has not been around forever. In fact, even more surprising is the realization that people did not really even have or use cell phones almost twenty years ago, and in those days cell phones were only used for calling. We have come a long way. Now, the whole world is in the palm of our hands, or in our cars, or on our wrists. Possibly the greatest thing to come out of this drastic evolution is social media. Social media is where everyone can keep up with family, check in with friends, and share their big time experiences with the rest of the world. However, it has opened up many, many more doors than ever intended, both good and bad. Social media has ironically turned people less social, provided an easy outlet for people to bully and point out insecurities, but also has changed the way we receive important information and news.
As mentioned previously Social media does indeed have positive aspects, with the main one being easy communication with the vast majority of the world. Moreover, Social media platforms make it so simple to access unlimited information and to keep in touch with many more people than was thought ever possible. Even though online interactions do differ from seeing someone in person, social media platforms allow an easy form of interaction (Noor Al-Deen and Hendricks 12). Communicating through social media
Social media is a controversy topic in today’s society. Some people think that social media destroys human interaction and real life human relationships. While others think that social media is a bless to humanity. Social media makes human interaction much more convenient and much faster than real life human interaction, it makes globalization a reality, it gives a chance for introverted people to express themselves, and it also benefit develop international relationships whether its business or social.
Can social media be ruining your life? Researchers say yes. According to researchers, social media can give mental disorders like OCD or ADHD, cause problems in your relationship, risks your privacy, lower self-esteem, cause physical health problems, and spread fake news like wild fires. These are only some reason why social media is bad for your mental and physical health. In the following paragraphs I will explain the reasons why i think social media is better left alone.
Social Media is a controversial topic. For this reason, many people have argued whether social media is positive or negative. Nevertheless, there is more evidence supporting the idea that social media has had positive implications on society. Reasons for this include that social media can help your career and that it can aid adolescents when it comes to socializing. However, there are several other individuals who hold on to a different view.
Social media allows us to connect to people all across the world. It allows us to stay connected to friends and family who are far away and people who are somewhat close that you may not see often. For example
A study at Stanford University shows that people tend to “underestimate how many negative experiences their peers are having” and “overestimate how much fun those same peers are having” (592). Social Media lets people decide what they want their life to look like and how they want to portray themselves to others. The platforms allow one to put together bits and pieces of ones life in order to create a puzzle of optimism to hide the sadness they don’t want to show the world. “The site’s very design- the presence of a ‘Like’ button, without a corresponding ‘hate button’- reinforces a kind of upbeat spin doctoring” (592). Copeland says that even the design of the social media platforms encourages putting a positive spin on things that aren’t so attractive to the people on the other side of the computer. “The human habit of overestimating other peoples happiness is nothing new, of course” (591). While people will always look at others and see their happiness, and never their pain, Social networking gives a bigger platform for people to do so. In an everyday conversation at the grocery store, people tend to focus on the positive. It is no different on Facebook, other than the positive spin is done in larger
Social media has a tremendous impact on american life In today's society. Teens are great with new technology and with social media advancing the teens can grow their minds with it. People of all generations can use social media to their advantage. Political aspects and information is perceived so much easier using social media. At one point or another social media has affected your life and the world around you.
Moving forward, social media has been a major convenience and reward to virtually everyone. On an individual basis, social media allows friends and family both near and far to communicate with one another. Also, businesses are flourishing through the use of social media. Advertising has never been easier. Horn (2013) states, “Our profession, unlike any time before, is demanding we become social media (…) experts” (1). Horn (2013) also states, “More than half of reporters (55 percent) use Twitter and Facebook to source stories” (1). Social media has greatly benefited business life and personal life.
Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Snapchat, what do they mutually have in common? They are all social media websites. Social Media has become the number one way to communicate with other people from around the world. It has been beneficial and helpful to many, on the contrary harmful to some. People use social networks to catch up with a childhood friend, endorse their business, or develop news faster. Other people use it to steal identities, cyberbully, and abuse others. It has stated that social media’s are “websites and other online means of communication that are used by large groups of people to share information and to develop social and professional contacts” (“social media.”) With this in mind, how has social media influenced
When analyzing the role of social media in American society, several questions come to mind. What is social media and are these social media and networking sites helpful to the people of America; can these sites be used to enhance or do they intrude in the relationships people have with others, and can they be integrated into their daily lives successfully. As the world becomes more and more technology friendly, the internet has transformed into a place that nearly everyone can go to get away. With the constant click of a mouse for some is all it takes to relieve the stress of their day.
Despite the fact that we’re already in the 21st century, society continues to show signs of progress and development strongly leaning towards the direction of advancement, constantly evolving. This pattern is no different from the world of advertising, as it has also evolved through the years and quite recently an unexpected technological innovation took the world by storm. It made such a tremendous impact that eventually led to the transformation of traditional marketing, and it’s no other than social media that we all learned to love.