Social Networking or the use of specific websites or applications to interact with other users is one of the many key and driving factors today in our world. We find ourselves lost for many minutes or possibly hours at a time on any particular app or website. Looking deeper into the issue of social networking and its impact on our life, I highly doubt we have accomplished anything at all. A very smart man once said, “Time is money.” If that quote is true do we find ourselves in the twenty first century wasting money on pictures of people we don’t even know and moments we were not a part of? As technology has evolved and become so apart of our world its effect spread to all ends of the spectrum of every
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Megan had created a MySpace account at the age of only fourteen. She was truly a girl of great opportunity. She described herself as modern, enthusiastic, goofy, alluring, and neglected. This site provided her an avenue to gain attention from those around her. The monitoring of her online account done by her mother and father is truly honorable. They felt that Megan at such a stage of adolescence was not ready to navigate the Internet alone. Due to a false accusation on a social networking site Megan Meier took her own life. We truly must teach all people a sense of self-confidence and the ability to discern what is truth and what is rumor. While not all negative effects of social networking due with life or death situations studies have shown that students who use social networking sites are much more likely to have a lower GPA (grade point average) than a student who does not use social networking. As stated previously we as people spend many hours in our daily lives looking at a screen full of events, pictures, tweets, posts, reposts, videos, and so much more. But what are we truly getting ourselves into? Do those interactions with friends and family have a negative effect on our schooling? Yes.
Counterclaims: Although social media can connect teens to the world and friends and family around them, it is actually one of the highest ranking