The Media Changing Society

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In March, 1989, Tim Berners-Lee, British scientist and visionary, invented one of the greatest novelties to human beings: media (Internet). The internet has become the greatest gadget to share information anywhere and with anyone, no doubt the internet’s existence has made the human life easier and more convenient. Whether you are using a computer, phone, or tablet. There is no doubt that many people are spending more and more time online, shaping and molding our society. Society should limit the constant exposure to media because the influences and effects are leading to preventable and substantial changes. So how is media changing society? Scientists have studied these changes, and concluded, that the three most interesting changes on society due to media is Compulsion Loops, Fluctuating Brain patterns, and Phantom Vibration Syndrome.
Have you ever been in the middle of productive work and your phone buzzes? Or wait… did it even buzz? Since the invention of the media, media users have stated they think their phones went off but actually, they didn't. Scientists have studied this issue and identified it as a relatively new psychological phenomenon diagnosed as Phantom Vibration Syndrome. In one study, 89% of media users said they experienced this phenomenon at least once every two weeks. It would actually seem that our brains now perceive an itch or tingle as an actual vibration about media on our phones. As spectacular as it may seem, technology is rewiring the nervous

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