Social Media And Interpersonal Communication

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Some may argue that social media is an amazing thing, while others argue that is negative. It has become a substitution for the emotional needs people seek, people are losing social skills such as face-to-face, personal communication, as well as the younger generations not knowing how to differentiate real from fake things being posted. Additionally, the time people are spending on social media has become outrageous. Social media is destroying interpersonal communication spanning the generations.
Social media is substituting emotional needs that adults and teens should be getting from real human interactions with face-to-face situations rather than online. When one analyzes what people have posted on social media, we realize, that in some sort of way, users are trying to fill a gap inside their emotional needs. They will post things like “I hate my life” or “O my gosh, I am the happiest
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Teens are an exceptional example of this because they are spending too much time on social media and not enough time having real interactions with the real people surrounding them. Sometimes teens tend to feel unheard, and they think that social media is an easy way of being heard by others. In an article called Impact of Social Networking on Teenagers, says that, “Teenagers today are becoming more self – centered caused by their urge to create an image for themselves through the Facebook profiles” (Jain). Jain is right; teenagers feel as though they need to lie on their profile to make them sound cooler. At times, they may even post situations from their lives that will make others feel sorry for them. Instagram, I have

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