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.
They want to share everything about themselves on social media, which is a kind of addiction. Secondly, excessive use of social networking leads to some mental health problems such as depression and anxiety. Spending more time alone and keeping away from face to face interaction lead to loneliness and depression. Another reason is; teenagers especially compare themselves with their friends on social media. This situation leads to jealousy and anxiety.
As social media reshapes how we as people connect, we have to rethink what we need to do in order to be fulfilled in our relationships, and realize, at the same, that no amount of tweets, texts or Facebook status updates can provide that fulfillment. While social networking is a great tool in the sense that it is quick in being able to communicate with people, there is a profound difference between an online social network and a real social network. Despite the fact that while online there will always be someone, somewhere awake to like our latest status update, when it comes to friends, quantity doesn’t equal quality. Thus proving that there are many disadvantages as well advantages to modern day technology on the Internet. Recent studies have found that those who use social networks that supposedly bring about company are not feeling any less lonely.
This way, people can stay connected with each other regardless of their physical locations,” (ehow.com). Instead Facebook has become a worldwide problem and is slowly draining the life out of its users. The social media site is causing much dismay over its users and causing an unnecessary roadblock in the lives of its users. The intentions of Facebook seemed great in theory, but when Facebook became a reality, it turned for the worse. Facebook has the potential to be a very useful online social media source.
Many times people see false advertisements to websites that will take their money. But on the other hand many ads are real, but people have gone to so many of the fake ads that they won’t even click on the real ones. One reason why people like social media is because students have an easier way to interact with each other. On the other hand some people think that social media is a big issue for cyber bullying. But other people think that cyber bullying would still be an issue even without it.
The easier it gets, the more addicting it makes it to check every second. Also, it’s not only the youth and teenagers using these social media cites; it also claims adults as well. One of the main reasons people make social media accounts is because people are nosey about other people’s lives. They get a social media page such as Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram to monitor people and see what they are missing out of in the world. People post pictures to their “page” for everyone to see how good they look or how funny they are.
They will use tactics to keep people coming back to their websites, and there is nothing wrong with that as long as we are aware of these Megaphonic tendencies. Just like in Saunders’ essay, there is a dumbing down in social media as well. Social media can be very stimulating too, so we need to be aware of the time we spend when using it. All the things we see and hear can give us a skewed perception of what is going on in the world; it’s hard to say the things we see and hear are even true. Saunders said that the enemy here is us, so if we are going to use these social media websites, then we should use them as tools instead of a braindead playground.
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.
Sometime there can be incident where people on dating site get depression because they cannot find their mate. There can be problems that cause our behavior to dramatically change just because we can’t log into our own Facebook, or even feeling bully and pressure can happen. But, at the end of the day, social media still positively changed the way how we interact with each other. It has also made it easier for people to share ideas and information. Lastly, social media is a free place that lets us have the opportunity to express ourselves and help others to express themselves when they need the most.
The effects and impacts of social media on society are pretty evident, and picturesquely obvious. People get to do things that they could not do 30 years ago like communicate across the computer network instead of going all the way to their house or job, and the overall convenience of it is a very welcomed one. This has changed people lives for the better, and in some cases, for the worse. One of the life changing ways of social media on society is that kids do not feel it is necessary to talk face to face anymore, and this is complete made evident by the many thousands of people who have Facebook pages; even parents. The effects of this has broken and in some cases, divided families because no one is spending time together anymore like they used to do.