The Disadvantages And Cons And Disadvantages Of Online Social Media

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One of the driving trends in media today is online social networking. Prior to this trend people would network, make friends, plan events, and share their nearest and dearest over lunch or coffee. Online social networking has provided a convenient, yet sometimes-impersonal way to stay linked or become linked to people, organizations, and even causes that matter most to the individual. MySpace was the first glimpse of social networking, being a site that had a big emphasis on music, but still allowed the interaction between people. Founded in 2003 by Tom Anderson and Chris DeWolfe, MySpace was the largest social networking site and gained a lot of recognition and revenue. By 2009, MySpace began to see a decline in the number of visitors…show more content…
Some would argue that teens and young adults depend on social media too much and it can interfere with their real-world social skills. According to Thompson, Amanda Lenhart disagrees, she believes that the avid texters and social networkers are more likely to spend real time with friends. Lenhart confirms this belief saying, "Kids still spend time face to face," Lenhart says. Indeed, as they get older and are given more freedom, they often ease up on social networking. “Early on, the web is their "third space", but by the late teens, it 's replaced in reaction to greater autonomy (Thompson)”. I can see how this could be true, as a mother of a teenager; I notice a difference in her interaction with the web and social media. It has become how she makes plans with her friends, how they make decisions on movies and other plans they may have. Social Media has definitely connected and disconnected society. The generation born into it will be the most…show more content…
It is amazing to see these companies like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn that are experienced companies continuing to thrive and provide a service that most people cannot ignore. The future of online social networking is going to continue to evolve, it may be another social networking company in the making right now that can provide many of the same services in a more convenient manner. After all convenience is what makes these sites so desirable. Being able to have an employer look for you, or send a simple tweet with your opinion on the latest breaking news, or post pictures from your recent vacation are reasons social networking is here to
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