As technology becomes more important to our daily lives we have found that it has become a part of our culture to expect that everyone is connected to technology. There are articles like the ``The Flight From Conversation`` and ``Is Facebook Making Us Lonely`` that show that our continued use of technology has changed the way we think and act. Many people point their fingers towards social media sites as one of the culprits of this change. A majority of people argue that social media has had a negative effect on how we socialize, I would argue that technology is a tool that people use and that its effects, as a whole, are positive. The most obvious changes that technology has on how we interact and socialize positively is social media.
Although today people carry out their day-to-day relationships online, social media have weakened the meaning of friendship and emotional connections. In discussion of whether or not social media affects relationships positively or negatively, a differing viewpoint has been offered by William Deresiewicz in his essay “Faux Friendship” and Clive Thompson in his essay “I’m so digitally close to you”. On one hand Deresiewicz ridicules the use of online social networking in today’s society. On the other hand, Thompson contends and talks about how Facebook has positively changed the world. through his popular website phenomenon.
Since the function is to make people can communicate online through social media, share information with each other and the important thing is that we no need to pay to create an account because it is free. Who is here doesn’t have facebook account? Most of us here have your own account for participating. As users of social media increase, there is a debate whether social media gives good or bad effect to our society. Reveal the topic: Personally, I believe social networking sites are harmful and do have negative effect because people nowadays become addicted to social networking and we as a community that concern with these people must stop it.
It can also result in them becoming “like” addicts, which is when they constantly need to check on their status and see how many “likes” they've received. Social media can change people's attitude and engage their lives to these social networking sites, also known as SNS. People should limit how long they spend social networking and embrace human connections. In the article, “Social Media and Interpersonal Communication” by Paul Booth, an assistant of media and cinema studies, explains, “We'd rather e-mail than meet; we'd rather text than talk on the phone” (Keller 10). Paul Booth has a point; in this generation technology has taken over the way everyone communicates.
The effects of social media cannot be undone, and to some this is a problem. Twitter, Facebook, they have all brought this about and have popular trends among society. With every good thing, there are downsides, and social media just so happens to have some particularly bad ones. Can communication ever get back to the way it was in the past, or will communication be forever changed?
It’s the liberty of doing whatever one wants to do on the Internet that might be leading to such pathways such as cyber bullying. To conclude, social media’s introduction to the world has changed the way the world functions. Despite the fact that social media has brought new ways to people to be able to reconnect with others, and has facilitated the communication between people, and has improved sectors such as the advertising and marketing sector, social media has still damaged a part of the world, and is the cause of problems that didn’t exist. It has succeeded in disconnecting people, creating addictions, some committed suicide and it reached a point where there was no such thing as privacy. Therefor, social media has to have a certain limit of use.
Social media is becoming the focus point in the modern American society that it is beginning to control people’s social skills, communication skills, and their livelihood. Our society today has become dependent on social media to entertain, excite, and inform each other on the newest and latest hot topics of today’s world. Some people cannot go as long as an hour without checking their social media websites whether it is on the phone, computer, Ipad, or any other electronic devise with internet. The creators of social media have made it easier to recognize and draw the user in with notifying pop-ups every time something new happens in the cyber world. The easier it gets, the more addicting it makes it to check every second.
These days it seems like everyone feels that are an expert on specific topics and social media has increased this mind frame. The “I have freedom of speech” type mentality comes with social media platforms. I’ve noticed how in the career setting because of platforms like social media and twitter people seems to forget about professionalism and lose their filter the more active they become on social media platforms. I feel we communicate with others strongly effects how we are perceived, with the invention of social media there is a lot of breakdown in communication and no one seems to think before they
Whether or not the news received on social networking sites is quality information remains to be seen in many cases, however, quality or not, social media is instant gratification. Journalists have to compete with social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook especially with younger generations (Cormack). Competing with a citizen journalist is not in the... ... middle of paper ... ...upport and more information, so did these journalists. Rowena Cormack, for Social Media Frontiers, stated “The changing consumer perception of news and the desire for real-time updates has encouraged journalists to step into their roles in situations like this, live-tweeting from the scene and updating readers with vital information on the events” (Cormack). Although social media may seem in many cases to take the cake for up to date news in a time of need, journalists and citizen journalists alike can come together for the betterment of the people.
There are some positive influences that social networking has to offer; people can develop “life-long relationships” as well as becoming more cyber social which could possibly break the fear barrier for introverted individuals (Taylor). For others, it seems we have made social networking have higher importance in our everyday lives. We wake up in the morning and the first thing we do is check our Twitter or Facebook. Relying on these social networks to keep our lives balanced has become more of a nuisance than a solution to our social problems. The more we use these social media every day, the more we continue to render ourselves helpless to facing the harsh reality of the real world that we live in.