Importance Of Social Media

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In modern society, the significance of the social media in everyday life has increased dramatically. Since the late-20th century, new methods of mass media including the internet and cellular technologies have been considered as a significant role in society and culture. Blaming social media for changes in culture and for causing social problems has shifted the public conversation away from addressing the biggest issues the impact of our lives. For instance, kids are so distracted by new technology that they don’t study as much. Self-expressive profiles and postings on sites to illustrate, Facebook have become an outlet for individuals’ motivated social behavior. Casual users notice that individuals exhibit different patterns of social media …show more content…
For instance, when talking to a person you notice that they are nodding their head and smiling tells you that they are involved in the conversation. Interaction face to face can is to clear up any misunderstanding and help you to explain your ideas clearly by the tone of your voice and body language. Emails can be misunderstood, misread or perceived the wrong way rather than what it was intended to be. While social media becoming so popular we are losing our skills on how to communicate with each other especially in this day and time if we ever meet up. Modern technologies have created a great range of social presence situations in which communication can occur. In particular, when communication is face-to-face people perceive the physical presence of others in the room. However, when communication is digital there is often a reduction in the number and type of cues that facilitate communication through nonverbal channels that are harder or perhaps impossible to perceive when a group is distributed (Daft, Lengel, & Trevino). Research indicates that deception through social media is part of everyday life and “that as much as one-third of daily conversations include some form of deception, broadly construed to include concealed, evasive, ambiguous, or exaggerated information as well as outright lies” (Lewis & George). While deception is common, it can also be a serious threat. Nothing can …show more content…
Social media becomes a risk to youths more often than most adults realize. Most risks fall into the peer-to-peer issues, inappropriate content, lack of understanding of online privacy issues, and outside influences of advertising. We must contemplate the new generation’s heavy dependence on social media use in their daily lives. As numerous studies have pointed out, the new generation, known as the millennials, is primarily characterized by their heavy reliance on new technologies, such as smartphones and tablets (Cho, Park & Ordonez).Youth is often constantly connected with one another on social networking sites and mini-blogs. The Internet has become an integral thread in the fabric of the developed world, but with studies showing negative side effects of heavy Internet use, some critics have expressed concerns about widespread Internet addiction in the developed world (Bright, Grau, & Kleiser). While this problem seems to be widespread across developed countries, research shows that youth to be most affected by this condition. College students, in particular, seem to be at a greater risk of becoming addicted to the Internet. Keeping up with family members is a major concern in using social networking sites. Along with the ability to connect with others who share a hobby or interest, being able to read comments by public figures similar to politicians, celebrities or athletes, and finding potential romantic

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