Stop Tapping "Like" in Social Media

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Social media can be a fun, virtually interactive way to substantial awareness, but the true threat is that people will think re-tweeting or clicking “Like” will be enough. Social media is best used as a “nudge” in the right direction – inspiring behavior, spreading positive ideas, and helping to spawn change in the real world. However, it’s bad and ineffective when people find gratification solely by tapping that “Like” icon – because that “Like” in most cases, won’t do anything but display your time spent on the computer (Szacky, T, 2012). Conversely, experts and founders of social network sites which aim to change the environment; hope that all the ‘thin’ population of environment activists which are spread across a wide range of separate networks, might eventually come together and could cause a big movement in our current environmental issue. If this would happen in the near future, then not only are we going to change the environment, but also create a social network which goes beyond the normal standard of social networking of people meeting each other globally, but people getting together and causing a change. In fact Social networking like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter all seem to dominate the environment, at least at the moment. With new technology engulfing society, no one really knows the next big thing in online social networking. One thing for sure, Social media amplifies the ability to communicate with each other globally and internationally, rather personally or for business purpose. Fifteen years ago it was not possible to connect to the business world, family, or friends, as we do today. Social Media has surpassed the boundaries which allow people to interact in a more mobile society. So...

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...eir academic lessons, yet others remain doubtful because of the risks involved. Again, even in this type of social setting could be challenging for teachers. Many have concerns on finding ways to manage and control cyberbullying, and others have concerns regarding the impact on student learning and academic integrity. Many questions remain unanswered regarding the effectiveness of social networking in the classroom, and how teachers should integrate and present their content (Jones, D. 2012).
Just as letters and telephones did years ago, as students mature and share personal and academic experiences, social media should be a means to communicate, share ideas, get advice, and maintain friendship with their peers. Sadly, the profiles created on social media sites reflect self-disclosure, resulting in negative peer relations, risky behaviors and sexual-exploitation.

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