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Social media sites the good, the bad, and the ugly: A study of the negative effects of social networking cites and the internet on adults and ado...

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When I think of our future technological advancements the movie, Terminator comes to mind. A world controlled by computers where humans are considered obsolete. Currently a world like this is becoming more and more possible. People have become completely reliant on their technology. Portable technology like cell phones and computers have become apart of everyday life. At the forefront of technological age is the internet and social networking sites. With a wealth of knowledge at the click of a button internet usage has sky rocketed in the last decade. Sites such as Facebook and Twitter, and Linked In have become a common part of our culture. Something that began as a social interface has mutated into something so much more. Not only can you re-connect with old friends you can advertise for a new business or look for love.
Like with all evolution of technology internet comes with its glitches. With this new form of social interaction comes a weakening of interpersonal connections. Professor Steven Strogatz from Cornell University states, “Social media sites can make it more difficult for us to distinguish between the meaningful relationships we foster in the real world, and the numerous casual relationships formed through social media. By focusing so much of our time and psychic energy on these less meaningful relationships, our most important connections, he fears, will weaken.” This false sense of reality has lead to many issues among avid users. Even with is internet’s positive influences the negative effects of everyday usage out way the good. The internet and social networking if abused can be dangerous even deadly.
The weakening of interpersonal relationships caused by social media sites have created users who are detach from...

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...ued use of this technology has lead many interpersonal relationships to fail. This make believe world has lead to many emotionally devastating occurrences such as cyberbullying and a growing lack of privacy among its users. Cyberbullying can be emotional devastating to its victims causing depression or even suicide. Since internet use has become such common place for most of it’s users. Many people have been under the illusion that it is secure and not dangerous. This is not the case with any new technology if not used correctly it can be dangerous. People have to remember to be conscious when sharing personal information and realize that metaphysical world can be as damaging to them as the real world. All it takes is unflattering picture or comment to be shared and not only your life, but also your future can be affected. The negative aspects out way the good.
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