Is Social Media Good Or Bad Essay

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Previously for our sociology class, we completed a discussion post about social media and our views on it in society. Society is steadily on the rise and contributes to majority of our day to day lives in some way. The great debate is if social media is for the better or for the worse. To add to that debate, we did interviews analyzing how people of various age groups view social media and how it impacts their lives. The objective is to cross examine social media through a series of specific questions ranging from the phone type they have to whether they blog or not. I interviewed four women, all of African American descent except for one who is Pilipino. All of them are on a full time, non-restricting income. Their ages are eighteen, twenty …show more content…
Out of all five responses, the common answer was two emails except one had three emails and the other had four email addresses. Every interviewee all said yes to using internet. Majority of their answers to why they use the internet on their phone were the same as well, online shopping, and google search. The outlier of the group was Interviewee four, age 47, who said she only used internet for GPS and to FaceTime. Also, all besides interviewee four, uses internet more than twenty five percent a day. No one blogged and they all used more than two forms of social media except interviewee four, and interviewee three had the most uses when it comes to social. All agreed they usually use social media sights such as Facebook to keep in touch with family and friends, anything outside of Facebook Is leisure and entertainment. We asked the interviewees do they value their interactions on social media as much as they do those that are not through social media. Out of the five interviewees three said no all of the basis of the fact ranging from social media being deemed often as superficial to the fact they just prefer the old school method of doing things. The eighteen year …show more content…
Social media overall has a high impact on the four out of five interviewees. The impact definitely differed among the age groups and certainly certain variables. The ones the most impacted where myself, the eighteen year old and the thirty six year old. I was somewhat shocked by the thirty six year old but I realized she was a single women without children so she uses social media to find dates and companionships. The forty six year old had the least impact overall. I think she has the least because she has gone majority of her life without social media so she has learned to fixate herself into other forms of entertainment and leisure. For the eighteen year old and myself, we have grown up in a mixed genre exposed to many different aspects form social media to game systems to things like Netflix. Social media has effected two of the five social interactions because they use it so much and rely on it for communication. Social interaction is so important to humans because it is our human instinct. We long for that feeling of interaction with someone no matter how it is. From birth, babies make different noises and make sounds because they are longing to communicate and interact with you. It is important because it is a part of our genetic design, human need interactions to

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