Social media attracts everyone who has a desire to stay connected and be updated on people’s lives. The well-known social network Facebook is accessed by all ages and more and more people are joining each year. This popular website allows them to create a personal page for others to see so that they can stay connected with the people in their life and be updated on society. Facebook offers many useful tools for socializing, but the extent of this use is starting to concern others. Facebook has provided us a way to build relationships, but the way people use this worldwide site can lead to distractions and possibly create false identities.
The great thing about Facebook is that you can always come back to exactly where you left off when you deactivated it. There’s good and bad in everything. If we use Facebook for the good (networking, motivating, staying in contact with friends and family) of instead of the bad, (lurking, over posting, obsessing over likes and comments) then Facebook would beneficial to all of its users. Together we can beat the addiction of Facebook! The overuse of Facebook among today’s society has allocated a new kind of virtual existence to people of all ages.
Facebook has also been known to cause problems in relationships leading to secrets and jealousy. There’s good and bad in everything. If we use Facebook for the good (networking, motivating, staying in contact with friends and family) of instead of the bad, (lurking, over posting, obsessing over likes and comments) then Facebook would beneficial to all of its users. Together we can beat the addiction of Facebook! Facebook is one of the most popular social media sites and believed to be a cause of venue for social media addiction.
It can emotionally hurt them, as well as lower their self esteem. Facebook makes many users happy and has positive impacts because it allows them to receive empathy, obtain positive stimuli, receive attention, compare themselves with others, find others with common interests and communicate with their friends. But overall I believe that it causes users to become unhappy because they socially compare themselves with others, they passively use Facebook, they are bored on Facebook, they consume too much media, and they have too many friends on Facebook. In the history of its use, Facebook has been more destructive rather than constructive for social relationships. Some people believe that Facebook increases your happiness.
These social communicating features have led Facebook gaining rapid popularity to its users. Facebook in comparison to other e-communications allows a better understanding of one's life events. Keeping up-to-date by posting pictures, status and sharing one others feelings Facebook users enjoy their sovereignty of personal communication and relationship. However, discontent and exhaustion are also reported. King (2011, p. 332-333) argued that the nature of fragmented images posted on Facebook does not entirely express users' live events.
The Positive Effects of Tumblr on Teen Culture Teenagers use social media for many different reasons. They use it to feel deemed worthy by their peers, to post personal opinions, and to share their daily life. They spend more time with their phones, laptops, iPads, etc. than they do with their family, friends, boyfriends and girlfriends. Tumblr is a popular blogging website/app that has gained popularity in the last few years.
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The use of Facebook has become increasingly popular with non-profit groups, political organizations, lawyers, and businesses because of the opportunity to network with users, organize meetings, and research new hires. Non-profit groups are beginning to use Facebook because they can reach more people networking online than on the streets talking to one or two people at a time. According to Stephen Dubner (2008), “students were using Facebook to increase the size of their social network, and therefore their access to more information and diverse perspectives” (Argument! para. 5).
These demographics include men and women eighteen years of age and older. Over 500 million people are active on Facebook, a social networking site where anyone can voice their opinions and ideas. Nowadays, “ Social networking sites have increased youth mobilization [during] election season by creating a way for students to share and access campaign information and support candidates”(Facebook). This “Facebook Effect,” allows the Web site to be helpful for politicians because the majority of the voting population that is harder to reach are the younger generations. David Kirkpatrick, wrote The Facebook Effect: The Inside Story of the Company that is Connecting to the World, which gives deep detail about the Web site and its rapid growth over the years.
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