Essay on The Negative Effects of Too Much Social Media

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Over the past few years social media has grown to be a phenomenon in our culture. “Facebook operates the world’s No. 1 Internet social media network with 1.2 billion users,” and this is just one venue for social media (Oreskovic, 2014). As more people from all age demographics begin to log in to this growing phenomenon, it’s important to step back and take a look at the side of social media that is not so enjoyable. We’ve all heard the quote. “You can’t have too much of a good thing”, but how true is this? That is exactly what we will be looking into, is too much social media a good thing or are you being negatively affected? Studies have proven that social media in excess can cause negative effects on an individual’s time management, communication skills, relationships and even health.
Time management is easily described as the ability to plan and exercise control over how one spends their time. Even those with great control and time management skills like organizing and scheduling can fall victim to distractions. There are many different ways one can access media whether via phone, computer, television or radio. With information being so readily available and everyone’s constant need to be ‘in the know’ it’s very easy for people to become consumed in what is happening on their phones or computers. “By 2015, Americans will consume media for more than 1.7 trillion hours, an average of approximately 15.5 hours per person per day” (University, 2013). Each day it is becoming…