Facebook has the potential to be a very useful online social media source. Although, there should be limits to the amount of usage of Facebook. People make it their main priority when in reality they are only posting about what they have and what they have done throughout the day. If Facebook had not existed people would still be doing the same things daily and their life would not be ... ... middle of paper ... ...rents the dangers of letting their children use Facebook unsupervised. If people took these proper steps to stop the hate and bullying on Facebook, the depression rate caused by social media could drastically go down.
Many users’ Facebook pages contain unprofessional and inappropriate content such as degradation of previous employers, hate speech, profanity, unsuitable and offensive photos, and unacceptable content posted by friends. Consequently, when recruiters see the distasteful contents on their page, they will not be considered for employment. Conversely, some may argue that Facebook can assist in people’s chances at career opportunities. Brad Schepp, co-author of How To Find A Job On LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and Google+, suggests, “[j]ob seekers who are silent or invisible online may be at a disadvantage. They need to engage on social networking sites to increase their visibility and searchability with prospective employers” (Smith).
But why are many couples today are at a greater risk of breaking up when they sign up on Facebook? The New York Times had invited four people to debate this question “Has Facebook Ruined Love?” According to David Wygant who wrote “Put the Smartphone Down. Now”; he stated that social media prevents people from having a relationship in the real world. Wygant argues that people are more focused on what is happening on Facebook than around them and they can lost a great chance of meeting a potential partner. He suggested that if people want to have a relationship, they should put away their smartphones while they are outside or leave it at home.
I don’t usually use it all the time. Facebook became to be an important thing in our society since 2004. There are two articles that focus on this topic: “Social Networking: Failure to Connect” by Tom Meltzer and “Can Facebook Overcame Shyness?” by Michael S. Rosenwald. Social media can be harmful to users and affect their lives because it can make people feel lonely, waste time and take them away from the real social life. People like to use the social media because they think that it’s helpful, but it is not if they use it wrong way.
Social Media Social Media Networks are the current phenomenon of our generation. According, to Internet World Stats “the base internet usage around the world is 2.267 billion people using the web” (http://www.internetworldstats.com/). This gives an understanding of how many people use online social media networks. It is estimated fifty-six percent of Americans have a profile on a social media site (http://socialhabit.com/downloads/). For the lesser half of Americans who are not connected and contemplating, take in to consideration that Social Media networks promise availability, connectivity and networking.
On the Mental Health Blog, psychologist, Aric Sigman states, “…spending too much time online could lead to social isolation, loneliness and a negative outlook” (Sigman 1). Most people believe that because social media offers so many opportunities such as deeper connections with people, strengthening relationships with friends, and even encountering new people through online meeting is ultimately good for you, but because all of the interactions are through devices and there’s no physical connections with people it could increase loneliness. While using social networking one does not find the need to be active or move. As a result, it leads to mental and physical disorders that could harm the body. Dr. John Cacioppo is a professor at the University of Chicago and exclaims, “…lonely individuals tend to use social networking sites in a way that puts distance between themselves and others” (Johnson 1).
Social media can also be a distraction and get in the way of someone trying to finish their task. Salvador Rodriguez, author of “In the digital age, breaking up is hard to do”, takes a different approach to the hazards of social media by explaining how social media constantly reminds him of people he is trying to move on from. Similarly, Rachel Lowry, the author of “Straddling Online and Offline Profiles” states how she believes that social media provides a basis for people to create fake identities in order to stand out. Users of facebook suffer from the social media outlet as it doesn’t allow people to move on from matters and forces people into creating fake identities by lying to the people close to them. Facebook doesn’t allow people to move away from certain matters thereby causing users to suffer.
One of these disadvantages is whether there is invasion of privacy while people are on social networking sites. With having personal information online, some wonder if their information is really safe despite social networking sites having various safety tools. Another disadvantage of social networking is that it could lead to someone missing at on a job or a dream school. It is often said that employers now check the Facebook page of prospective employees. The same potentially could be said about universities when they are deciding which students to accept or reject.
If they just got rid of it completely then allot of people would be out of a job.... ... middle of paper ... ...diseases, and many other things Some of the most used social media sites are Facebook, twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest. There will never really be a good way to get rid of social media. There also will not be a good way to control people who get addicted to it. I think that we should just try to control it in a very loose and not extremely strict way. We can control what the people can do.
Notes Line of inquiry: The positives and negatives of Facebook and the influences over the world. Facebook is an interconnection among people where you can create,share or exchange information through Facebook. Facebook is a very popular social network where there are over eight hundred million of users. Facebook makes meeting new people extremely easy to do and it allows you to add a lot of friends. In Facebook you c... ... middle of paper ... ...n’t want you to stalk you so you can always use private that can be good and bad but mostly good.