In these days, we might feel that we are being more social than before where people are able to contact each other, friends, family or even stranger while we do not need to leave our houses or even our computer’s screen. We can organize events and invite thousands of people within minutes. Also, we are able to play games with strangers, talk face to face in video call or give others in the world news update by sharing a photo or a post in a moment. It can be true that social media sites have negative impact in many people and make us less social; however, it has helped us more is term of knowing about relative, friends, and lovers.
Of course, technology is how we advance in society. In advancement, we take on new cultures and let us abandoned many uncivilized ideas. Social media sites like Facebook or Twitter are examples of how we have advanced in talking with more people and social networking. With that, people argue that it has led to “more communication and not less” (Observer) and makes sociali...
Throughout generations, there have been various ways of communication. From sending letters and important documents by carriers in the 18th century to a more efficient way in the 1900’s contributed by the creation of the internet. As technology improved, new modes of communication were created and the need to socialize increased. Today, social media is used by many people and for different reasons. However, it has reached a point where it has received negative criticism. Social media has clearly impacted and changed society negatively.
It has been forty three years since the first email was delivered; since then, our ways of communication have changed. We are now living in a society in which almost everybody is provided with a piece of communicating technology to keep in touch with each other. Social networking service, a platform for people who want to share interests, activities, backgrounds or real-life connections over the Internet, has deeply affected our life in many ways. The debate as to whether the influences are positive or negative has been a controversial issue since 72 percent of all internet users are now active on social media (22 Social Media Facts and Statistics You Should Know in 2014). So, how does social media affect our lives? Speaking for myself, I think social networking is slowly damaging our everyday life by crawling into our personal life, turning into a deadly weapon, and becoming a dangerous addiction and distraction.
While with the constant use of these social technologies, less people are communicating in person, this type of technology might be doing more harm than good because with the rise of websites such as Facebook, social networking may be on the verge of replacing traditional personal interactions for the next generation. Social networks were created for the sole purpose of helping individuals communicate. There are many other reasons that these technologies are used, but communication is still the number one. It is not only changing how we communicate, but how we interact with each other in daily life.
Do you think social networking is a fad? Well, in fact, it already changed the way we communicate. With just one click we can let the entire world know. In this day and age, we have access to the world with the simple touch of a button. Social media has been an integral part in our daily lives. Last Thursday, I got home at 3:30 P.M, sat down at the kitchen table and within 20 seconds, pulled out my phone and opened up Facebook followed by Instagram then Twitter and lastly Vine. Before I knew it, it was already 7:00 P.M and I had completely forgotten to read Fight in the Fields, study for my quiz the next day, and do my homework from all of my other classes. So, I immediately went to my room and stumbled with my books. I really did regret spending too much time on the Internet. Everything we need is now in our pockets. This unlimited access can help or hurt us, depending on how it is used. Like coins, there are always two sides in everything especially in social networking, positive and negative or advantages and disadvantages. Here are my evaluations regarding this matter.
“Eat two chocolate bars and call me in the morning,” says the doctor to his patient. Such advice sounds like a sugar fanatic’s dream, but recent studies have in-deed confirmed that chocolate positively affects depression and anxiety. Quite similarly, high-technology seems amazingly helps human beings keep on dominating this world, but meanwhile, high-technology insensibly “attacks” human beings. In Sherry Turkle’s book “Alone Together,” she rehashes an old argument about technological substitutions. She states that technology is threatening to dominate people’s lives and make people less human. Under the illusion of allowing people to communicate better and live in the more convenient way, it is actually isolating people from real human interactions in a cyber-reality that is a poor imitation of the real world. Apparently, given that humans have countless productive and unique qualities, humans cannot and should never be replaced by “man-made robots.” However, since people over-used digital social networks to replace face-to-face interaction and become so obsessed about building an idealized image of others by allowed manipulation of the social identity, the impact of technology on human relationships should be concerned. The list of attacks on social media is a long one and comes from all corners of academia and popular culture, which means people from all over the world are craving more advanced technology for more advanced life at this moment. This is the very moment that humans have to make a decision about how do they deal with their relationships and appropriately use technological products. The way in which people frantically communicate online via Twitter, Facebook and instant messaging can be seen as a form of “Along To...
Today people spend about seven hours and thirty-eight minutes per day on technology (Ives, p.18). The excessive amounts of technology, including the use of social media, has been negatively affecting our society as a whole. The problem is not the fact that we are using technology, but it is the overuse and excessive amounts that is hurting us. Although technology has some benefits, such as being able to use its tools effectively and being able to connect easily, we have to consider its social and psychiatric effects when it comes to using it in excessive amounts.
Social media can be used in our days as a very helpful tool for many things in changing any person’s life ant attitude. It has a positive impact on the society level. These media will keep the person socially active and open to all what happened in the world. Sharing the latest news, photos, finding new friends and knowing the culture. Also, it allows for millions to keep in touch with each other and update for all the new technology. And, it helps people who have difficulties in communication with others to be more socialized and stronger and develop more confidence to feel more comfortable, protected and relaxed just sitting behind a screen. “It saved me time and money without ever requiring me to leave the house; it salvaged my social life, allowed me to conduct interviews as a reporter and kept a lifeline open to my far-flung extended family” says Leonard(231).
The social media is one of the most common means of communication and pretty much of knowing anything and everything around the world these days, and it is growing very rapidly. It changes and affects each person in a different way, or ways. Some may argue that social media has a bad influence on children and young adults, while most people see that the social media has a more positive effect on them than a negative one. Social media is basically the new way of keeping in touch with everything and everyone, and of even strengthening bonds between each other. This essay will argue that social media has improved communication between people, and has also improved the means of communication between them.