Technology And Social Media And Technology Essay

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Social media and technology usage have dramatically increased in the last few years. In 2012, there were “1.4 billion users and this number was projected to climb around 2.13 billion users in 2016 (“Number of social network users worldwide from 2010 to 2018”). The use of technology have been increasing because the world is in the era where science and socially is advancing. People, especially teenagers, are craving for newer and better technology like smartphones, laptops, but is craving for technology good for the future of society? Technology and social media have improved the world by allowing people to understand the advancement and science of the world, but does technology have side effects as well. As more people are indulging themselves in the world of technology and social media, what are the positive and negative effects of the technology used by adolescents and teenagers today? Technology and social media have been the main focus of people’s lives, because they crave for the activities technology can offer. Adolescents have been spending more time on social media according to a study on “Health Effects of Media on Children and Adolescents” by the Pediatrician Organization, “Youth spend an average of >7 hours/day using media, and the vast majority of them have access to a bedroom television, computer, the Internet, a video-game console, and a cell phone” (Strasburger). Some of the side effects of spending too much time using social media and technology causes the
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