Social Media And Its Effects On Society

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On average users between the ages of 18-34 spend four hours on social media (cite it). It might seem like four hours are not a lot, but it is a lot of time. There are many things these young people could be doing, like working on their writing or communication skills. Social media are websites and applications that enable users to create and share context or to participate in social networking. Some examples of social media are Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr, Snap chat and much more. Every two years, or so, a new form of social media comes out. There are ways users can access their accounts through their computers, smartphones, IPods, IPads, tablets and other forms of electronic devices. Smartphones are cellular phones that perform many of the functions of a computer, typically having a touchscreen interface, internet access, and an operating system capable of running download applications. Smartphones are important for the users because many own one, like IPhones and galaxies. These social media are having a negative impact on it users without them realizing. It’s effecting their performing in face-to-face conversation, which leads to lack of writing, and the way they present themselves while being on their social media accounts. Many may disagree with the idea that social media is negatively impacting users. Professor Chanel Ward, in the Black Studies department at SUNY New Paltz believes social media is, “the platform to share and connect cross the world”, meaning it open users to current events. They are updated with what going on and when having a conversation its helps them present themselves in a stronger way. According to Clinical Report- The Impact of Social Media on Children, Adolescents, and Families, “ Enga... ... middle of paper ... ...ia is a reflection of who they are. The naughty of it is, it really does not show who the person is because people do not really show who they are on social media. When posting statues or comments with a large amount of slang words, it gives the image of lack of writing and ignorant when it can be false. Social media does not really allow user to expose who they are. In conclusion, social media in general is not being used the right way, which is causing negatively impacts on their users. Communication skills and writing skills are important to the extend that everyone needs to be aware of them and be improving in them. The idea is not to stop using social media but use it correctly and less time. To be able to balance time out and working in the area that needed. As well, checking a statue or post before posting it because you never know who can be looking at it.
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