The Effects Of Social Media On Society

1329 WordsJun 22, 20156 Pages
The Effect of Social Media on Society in Literature Social media is a growing aspect and trend of the current generation. Currently there are 1.73 billion users over the world. As social media users ourselves, we are well aware of the many great aspects of social media, but also know there are some negative outcomes. This then led to the exploration of how social media effects society through studying texts. In each scenario the characters were affected in different ways, as well as the people around them. The texts studied are Ender’s Game, The Social Network, Cyberbully and Trust. In some of the texts positive aspects have arisen from the result of social media whereas in other extreme cases the result of social media has been extremely harmful. Wikipedia.com defines social media as ‘computer-mediated tools which allow people to create, share or exchange information and ideas in virtual communities and networks’. The use of social media in Ender’s Game was a very small subplot in the novel, but very important messages can still be taken from it. The two minor characters Valentine and Peter, Ender’s siblings show how social media was beneficial to them. In the novel Valentine and Peter create new secret identities to be able to share their opinions to the global communications system. As Peter was aged 14 and Valentine only 12, without their new identities they would have been unable to share their opinions. In the novel they pose themselves as middle aged adults and
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