Mark Zuckerberg, Steve Jobs, And Bill Gates

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Mark Zuckerberg, Steve Jobs, and Bill Gates. All are successful men whose names have become recognizable worldwide. They all have made their fortunes in computer science and social networking websites. Billions of people use their inventions every day, and are essential to their daily life Technology and social media are becoming even more intertwined in our lives. Television shows, social networking websites, video games, and smartphones all combine to make the whirlwind of media that surrounds young adults 24/7, 365 days a year. 93% of young adults in the United States are daily users of the internet and social networking websites. Social media has become a key part in our everyday American culture. With millions of people using the internet …show more content…
First-person shooter games are only one example of violence in the mass media and largely affect young adult males. Research has found an overwhelming connection between violent video and computer games and short term aggression levels in young men. John McGrath, a writer for Men’s Health published an article explaining this very connection. McGrath explored a study conducted by Brad J. Bushman, Ph.D., Professor of Communication and Psychology at Ohio State University. Bushman found playing homicidal games ranks along child abuse and poverty as causes of short-term aggression (McGrath). A study published in Developmental Psychology, a prestigious American scientific journal, surveyed adolescents from 9th to the 12th grade about their use of video games and their aggressive behavior. The study found that, “higher amounts of violent video game play predicted higher levels of aggression” (McGrath). However, according to the study, only short-term aggression levels increased; not necessarily dangerous, violent outbursts. With almost all of today’s popular video games include the first-person shooter concept, short-term aggression could continue to increase in young adult males and throughout the …show more content…
Since the beginning of the human race, narcissism and depression have existed convergently. The social media culture and the numerous social networking pages are screaming, ‘see me, look at me!!’ According to Common Sense, 75% of teenagers from ages 13 to 17 have a social networking and more than half, check their profiles more than once a day. Daily use of social media has made it easier than ever before to see and experience narcissist behavior and outbursts. In fact, according to a study conducted by the University of Michigan, the frequency of posting on social media is a useful indicator of narcissism in young adults (Sultan). In today’s world of auto sharing, social media users are able to see and ‘like’ where their friends are and what they’re doing in less than a second. Chris Barry, an associate professor of Psychology at the University of Southern Mississippi, has studied narcissism in teenagers for several years. Barry explains it as “‘preoccupation with being viewed favorably by others in comparison to others’”(Sultan). Barry also included that there is a variable link between narcissism in young adults and low self-esteem, depression, and anxiety. The internet has become the catalyst for narcissism in young adults. From social media stems narcissism and a hefty amount of other mental disorders like depression and

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