Less Facebook More Face Time

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Every month approximately 640,000,000 minutes are spent of Facebook. Nowadays, in the “Internet Age”, people’s lives revolve around technology. It is extremely difficult to imagine proceeding though a day without accessing the Internet or using a mobile device. Social networking has become an accustomed part of human culture, with websites such as Facebook and Twitter, which posses a unique and critical role in people’s everyday life. While people may claim that social networking helps spread news faster and improve grades, the negatives outweigh the positives. Despite the recent upsurge in its popularity, social networking has adopted a negative role in society by means of limiting productivity, fostering cyberbullying, and becoming addictive.

One negative aspect of social networking is that it wastes time and serves as a distraction to employees, which lessens their productivity. According to Nucleus Research Inc., from a sample of 237 randomly selected office workers, two-thirds of the workers accessed Facebook during working hours. The exhausted employees are easily enticed and distracted as they have more interest in what their friends are posting than in their own tedious tasks. Furthermore, after becoming diverted by receiving a message, it takes approximately 20-25 minutes to return to the original task; however, in 30% of cases, it took two entire hours to revert to the task at hand. This substantial loss of time and productivity, caused by the distracting websites, harms the company. To put that more into perspective, spending just 30 minutes daily on social media while at work would cause a 50-person company to lose 6,500 hours of productivity annually. The less productive a company is, the less successful the company ...

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... as a matter of fact worsen an individual’s education as opposed to strengthening it.

Social networking is negatively affecting society by reducing productivity, endorsing cyberbullying, and growing to be addictive. For instance, productivity is decreased in companies because social networking acts as a distraction to employees. In addition, social networking promotes cyberbullying by giving people a new channel for people to bother others. Furthermore, due to addictive behavior with social networking sites, research is being conducted to discover possible correlations between the usages of social networking and disorders. Social networking’s reign over today’s society is so prominent and customary that it has become inevitable. Ultimately, people must learn to intelligently ration the usage of social networking or else they might find themselves lost in its mayhe

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