How Social Media Affects Us Essay

1727 Words Dec 9th, 2015 7 Pages
Amy Jo Martin made an interesting comment about social media. “Social media is changing the way we communicate and the way we are perceived, both positively and negatively. Every time you post a photo, or update your status, you are contributing to your own digital footprint and personal brand.” (Martin, Web) This is the age of technology and social media. People all over the world can connect and help each other via social media. There are two different views as to how social media affects us. Some people think that social media can help us in numerous ways, while others think that it can cripple society. There are those that think that it can connect us even more than ever, then there are those that think that social media can make us even more isolated than before. One major way that social media helps people is in the area of education. When a student needs help with a problem they have on their homework, they can contact a friend or the teacher. The student may also get help from someone that they know, no matter how far the other people are. (STROM, Web) Students will also be able to improve their schoolwork. (STROM, Web) The students can research their work, providing them with more tools within their reach, and enabling them to get better grades. Many people that work, have families or cannot physically get to a school are now able to get various degrees through online education. There are students that go on social media to find inspiration or different ways that…

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