Sociology Paper-Social Media's Impact on Society

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Final Research Paper
Extended Due Date: Aug. 5th, 2013

5. Pages 443, 445, text, social movements. Write about Facebook, other social networking sites and their impact on society.(good and bad) Throughout history we have gone through multiple revolutions, like the Agricultural Revolution, the Industrial Revolution, and now the Knowledge or Information Revolution. But has the Knowledge Revolution paved the way for another revolution? It seems, more now than ever, that we are in a Communication Revolution. What with new communication technologies being created and released, almost habitually, our society finds it easier to communicate with the person of their choice at any time of the day, through whichever communicational means
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Features like these have the potential to lead to the creation of new social media sites. From the design of social networking sites like Myspace and Youtube to that of Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, there have been many developments in the social networking world that have made these social media sites popular at one time or another. Take the idea of Instagram, for example. Instagram is a photo-sharing social network that allows its’ users to edit the pictures they post. Essentially, each user on Instagram is able to create their own portfolio all the while being able to “like” other’s uploaded pictures and even have conversations with the comment capabilities available. Just recently, a social network similar to Youtube called Vine allowed its’ users to create short videos as their form of communication. This was a hit and caused sites like Instagram to come up with something, as well. In turn, Instagram added videos to their photo-sharing network—but not only can you upload videos, you can add filters to edit them, too. Social media like Facebook is constantly coming up with new updates in multiple versions for technologies like computers/laptops, smart phones, and tablets. Coming up with new versions to accommodate the variety of technologies we use every day is a mission in itself. With frequent new updates that incorporate new site capabilities that are believed to enhance the
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