The Positive And Negative Effects Of Social Media

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“Wait! I have to check my social media!” This statement is something said by most people at some point in their life or even daily. Media is swarmed in our daily lives through television, radios, broadcasts, social networking, etc. The media allows us to keep track of friends, entertain us, online shopping, being alert, and more, but can the media be bad for us with all the miraculous benefits? Media does not always sugarcoat things with violence or tell us about the hackers deep within the systems. It is important to see the difference in the good and bad parts of the media and make sure that you are taking in a healthy amount of media without it being harmful to your state of being. Media has so many good benefits, but media can be harmful with our physical and psychological health, productivity, jobs, and relationships. One type of media that billions of people worldwide are using is social media. Social media is how we create and maintain relationships online. When people log into their social media page, the tendency is to stay on for hours, post about themselves, and check up on their newsfeed. According to an article found in Media and Telecoms it states, “The average person has five social media accounts and spends around 1 hour and 40 minutes browsing these networks every day.” (Davidson) This means the average person spends around 100 minutes per social media page. People can use their smartphones, laptops, tablets, etc. to access their social media page at any

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