Essay On Social Media

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How People Live Their Life Through Social Media and Not the ‘Real World’

Social media has gained worldwide growth and popularity which has led to a lot of people researching this subject and how they live their life through social media and not in the real world. Although all generations have come to embrace the changes social network has brought to society, teenagers and young adults are the ones who make most use of these sites. According to various research studies in the subject of social media, it has been revealed that these sites are impacting the lives of society greatly. When using these sites such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube there are both positive and negative effects on society.

To this day many people on social media such as Instagram or FaceBook rely on ‘likes’ and ‘comments’ so they can feel popular, or even getting ‘Instafamous’ or ‘Facebook famous’. Social media can either make or break someones confidence.

Positive impacts;
Social media plays an essential role in teenagers and young adults lives. Most of the youth today, are spending at least an hour on these social media sites, most importantly being Facebook. ‘Generally, 1 out of 7 minutes which are spent online by most of those who can access internet is spent on Facebook’ (Shea Bennet). People
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The 25-year-old is best known for playing computer games, he has around 37.7million subscribers and 9 billion views across the videos demonstrate his reach. Although I do not follow PewDiePie, I have heard of him many times and have seen a few of his videos. This just proves that there are positive impacts of social media, as he has made his career out of it. He also gets sent free stuff for advertising, which is free marketing from companies such as Playstation or
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