The Effects Of Social Media On Our Society

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We cannot deny that social media has taken over conventional media in the world today. We can easily see that they have impacts on our society. Since the introduction of social network sites years ago, to communicate with friends and family has been easy once you have access to internet.The definition of social media is "the relationship that exist between network of people" (Walter & Riviera, 2004). In the last ten years, the online world has changed dramatically. Thanks to the ivention of social media, young men and women now exchange ideas, feelings, personal information, pictures and videos at a truly astonishing rate. Seventy-three percent of wired American teens now use social media websites (oberst, 2010). Schill (2011) states that the social media sites encourage negative behaviors for teen students such as procrastination catching up with friends , and they are more likely to drink and drug. However, every day, many students are spending countless hours immersed in social media, such as Facebook, Myspace, World of Warcraft, or Sim City. At first glance this may seem like a waste of time, however it also help students to develop important knowlegde and social skills, and be active citizens who create and share content. At present, whether social media is favorable or unfavorable, many students utilize these sites on a daily basis. As social media sites continue to grow in popularity it is our belief that technology is a vital part of today 's
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