Social Media Impact

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Technology is the fastest growing industry as of right now and it has no signs of slowing down anytime soon. In fact everything will be ran by technology in the near future. Technology is around us all the time, lately with computers, smart phones and televisions. With technology comes social media. Now a days we can access out social media networks through our cars, smartphones, watches, televisions, and through anything else that we can access the internet. Using social media networks is second nature to us. One in every four people worldwide use social media. New social media websites are constantly emerging to one up the old one. There is even a website that grades your social media presence. Klout scores you on how you have impacted the online world. Companies look at Klout scores to see how knowledgeable their potential employees are. Since broadcasting our lives and creating an online network has become so popular, our lives have changed. The way we go about our daily lives has transformed, the word selfie and hashtag have become part of our everyday vocab; we have lost the need to have private lives, and are exposed to things we would have never imagined knowing prior to the social networking boom. Just like every other luxury in the world, we need to use social media in moderation. Many like Neal Gabler argue that social media has changed our lives for the worse. In the essay I will discuss the different parts of social media and the affect they have had on us. While there negative sides to overusing social media, the positive impact is far greater. Neal Gablers argument against Social Media Affects: One of the strongest arguments against social media is one of Neal Gabler who argues that social media has taken away o... ... middle of paper ... ...makes society what it is. Through my research I have learned that while we have been about to expand our network through social media, it has not taught is to build more meaningful connection or even communicate better. The purpose of social media is make communication and interaction easier but people are often so absorbed in their screen that they forget to interact with people in person. We have become better at communicating though Tweets, and status updates but have lost the art of communication without our technology. This is why it is important to be aware of the enormous impact social media had had on us. Once we are aware, we can practice moderation and maybe even use social media to your advantage. Social media will continue will continue to define our world, but it is up to us to decide whether it will transform us for the better or for the worse.
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