The Use of Internet and Social Interactions

1250 WordsJul 16, 20185 Pages
Social media has become an unquestionable part of our everyday lives. We do not even think anything of it, because so many people have accounts on websites like Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook, etc., that are checked and updated daily. Those who have a life on the Internet do not always realize that they are losing their connections with the real world (CBC Article). Nowadays, a reputation online is more important, and communication thrives through social networking. New cliques are created, and some are even finding a way to make a living online. Social media seems to have quite the impact, especially on teenagers. However, most do not see the impact that it has. Social media has drastically changed how we communicate. Not too long ago, we…show more content…
Ever felt low because a friend got more likes on their picture or more followers than you? “Social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter make people feel anxious and under-confident” (The Times of India). A poll conducted by the University of Salford surveyed 300 people and the results showed that 53% said that the launch of social networking sites had changed their behavior and of those, 51% said the impact had been negative (The Times of India). The use of social media can act as a confidence builder and make one feel happy in the spur of the moment, and can also suck the confidence right out of someone for a much longer period of time (Forbes Article). As each individual has their own profile associated with each social media site, they must maintain their popularity, if not he or she’s confidence will drop and play a role in real life social interaction. An example that arises upon this point of loss of confidence is majorly revolved around popularity. In today’s society of who is more famous, who has the most of this and that, users must “maintain their popularity” (Huffington Post). Here is an example that may cause loss of confidence within social media and later having a negative affect on real life social interactions. Two friends named Nicole and Melissa went to a party together and took as many pictures as possible to keep their social media sites up to date. Melissa snapped a really
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