Social media, like Facebook and Twitter seems to be growing popular worldwide in the last few years. Have you found yourself or someone else in an awkward situation and instantly pull out your phone to scrawl through Facebook or Twitter just to keep from talking to someone in the elevator or doctor’s office? Is social media like Facebook and Twitter making us lonely human beings? One man, Stephen Marche, wrote “Is Facebook Making Us Lonely,” published in May of 2012 issue in The Atlantic thinks that social media might play a role in it alongside with other things.
In Stephen Marche’s article, “Is Facebook Making Us Lonely?” points out many reasons to which social media is making us lonely. One reason why social media is making us lonely is because we are so focused on the internet and we forget what is going on around us. Another reason is because we can see how our friends on Facebook are having a great life and we become lonely because our life is not as interesting as theirs. Even though I disagree with the author’s conclusion that social media is making us lonely, there is ample evidence to support my belief that the internet can also be a tool for communication.
I agree with William Deresiewicz, in the sense that we rely on technology and social media websites too much for our real social experience. Now days, it doesn’t take just a couple minutes to send out a mass social media post to let the world know what we have
Facebook, in particular, is the target of this article, with its enormous audience, Facebook is the go-to website to see the latest gossip, get in touch with everyone, and be in touch with everyone. So a lot of people give up face-to -face to talk with each other instead using the Facebook or any other technology. The research put into the lonely topic consists of psychologist’s opinions and real events. For example, the books Sherry Turkle wrote like “Life on the screen” and “Alone together” can see how serious the impact is.
People are losing the opportunity have real life experiences, along with the ability to communicate with the people that are sitting right next to them because they are so immersed in the virtual world that media and technology have
The interaction and communication amongst each other has become as short as a push on a ‘Like’ button. There is something called a voice, use it. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and texting have become our life, instead of asking someone out with our voice, people just shoot a text. We look down at our phones more than we do up at the real world in which we were born into. When the phones die, our immediate reaction is to grab a charger to keep our duplicate life running, or maybe when they die it is a sign that we have to give it up. Come out to the sunlight and let the sun beam down on you instead of breathing in the stale air that you have been breathing in your bedroom. In the 90s you passed notes around in your classroom to tell somebody
Social Networking has paid its tribute to the loneliness in human lives. Media users use a variation of technology that distance people from communication with others. Technology has changed everyday lives and has prohibited people from having friendships and relationships. The connection between social networks and loneliness is a crucial problem that many humans deal with every day. Because of the amounts of social networking that has been developed, progressed and modified; many humans would rather spend time on their phones and laptops then having a face to face conversation with a human being. Since people get bored of day to day life, some usually switch over to texting friends out of boredom or playing games. Shimi Cohen made this presentation for the many social media users
Everywhere we look around us now is some sort of technology taking over and the problem with that is we no longer engage with one another as we did twenty years ago. It was not long ago that hand held devices were non-existent. During those good ole days people sparked up conversations during dinner, they were caught outside passing around a ball with their children and hardback books were not just on a shelf as apart of the décor.
The society as a whole is losing the ability to interact with and understand the people we come in contact with every day. Nations such as Japan and China used to be extremely interdependent communities (Gilovich et al., 2012), meaning that their societies were connected and citizens thought collectively rather than independently; however, while still more interdependent that the United States, the emergence of new devices, including the new iPhones, is causing a cultural shift in those societies as well. The more a society avoids interaction and continues to find comfort in phones, the more independent we become; this is turn is leading to a very isolated and cruelly individualistic society.
First of all, communication has changed in the past 20 years because of the invention of the cell phone. People can now call anywhere in just a few minutes. Before cell phones, people used landlines to talk to each other. For that, they had to be at home. Furthermore, texting has become a norm in society today. In the past, people had to send letters and wait weeks for a reply, but life has become so easy with texting. Like texting, social media apps like Facebook and Twitter make it easy to share people's lives with others. Previously, people had to meet up and tell each other about what they did. In the last few decades, cell phones have been a major part of the change in communication.
It can be argued that technology has made the world more connected. People connect with each other though cell phone, tablets and personal computers more than ever before. While it may be true that people are more connected today, there is also a great communication divide that exists. One need only look at a crowded train or school bus and see most people consumed by their mobile device. Technology, it seems, makes people more distant creating a communications gap.
The advent of the “silent era” of friendships via social media accounts has created a totally new definition of friendship and what defines a set of people as friends. Those who are involved in traditional friendships, such as people over the age of 50, find that it has also become quite difficult for them to remain in touch with their friends on a real time level. However, these people do not have the time to spend nor the inclination to learn about the “benefits” of digitized friendships. As such the more advanced in age generation find themselves increasingly lonely as they move on with their lives. As we progress as a society into the 21st century, our method of socializing with one another has began to see changes for both the young and old generation. Most affected by the changes in socialization trends and an aging population is the concept of friendship and its relation to the rapidly increasing sense of loneliness for both the younger and older generation. Regardless of the age difference between the two social brackets the fact remains that both of them find themselves increasingly being enveloped by a serious sense of loneliness. The reasons for the loneliness seeming to vary from the lack of time to personally socialize with one another, thus using digital socialization in its place, or, as in the case of the elderly, their lack of mobility to physically go out and socialize with their friends of the same age. Some of whom either cannot
“Why are we so lonely?” Initially, it seems as if this question has no real significance; being asked too many times by people. However, it does bring to light a real dilemma going on in society today. Thanks to modern influences, such as technology, our ability to communicate on an interpersonal level is becoming twisted; how we communicate online human beings are social creatures that desire intimacy. But, more research is slowly being completed as Kory Floyd, Author of the book The Loneliness Cure and professor of Health and Family Communication at the University of Arizona, clarifies the concept of Affection in the Commpendium podcast; highlighting the nuances within relationships.
In our society today a person can often look around a room of people and see nothing but the top of their heads, along with their eyes staring down at lit up screen filled with tremendous possibilities. One thing you doubtfully will view is everyone surrounding talking to each other making kinship with in their proximity. Instead, making connections through their phones. In the article written by Nancy Jo Sales “Tinder and the Dawn of the“Dating Apocalypse””, Sales speaks of the dating culture of the current twenty-first century and her views on how online dating has affected thus creating a sort of “Dating Apocalypse”. In the culture of intimacy may it be consciously or subconsciously people are seeking love and security in their lives through hookups and technological dating cites such as Tinder.
Over the years technology has been growing fast. Knowing human use communication by texting and calling. It’s careless for humans because not seeing each other could cause them to have problems. Instead of going out together and be active they just waste time on their phones. Humans putting a stop of when they have access to their phones so that they can spend more time with friends.