Negative Effects of Social Media Essay

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Negative effects of social media on society

Gülşah Yılmaz

Business Administration


Afe 123 , Section 1

Brent Dingler


Negative effects of social media on society

Thesis: Social media affect people in many way negatively.

Many people have a preserence on one of the social networking sites and most of the people

are addicted to it. Yet, these social networking sites like facebook , tumblr , twitter have

negative effects on society.

I.Firstly , it can be said that social media affect human health negatively.

A.To begin with , social media have nagative effect on people’s mental health.

1.Primarly , spending
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Anxiety & Depression refers to “a

state of low mood and aversion to activity” which is highly correlated with

anxiety.(Beirut ,2009) Social network sites m ake people feel depressed. When people

start seeing their friends’ success stories and joyfull livesthey start comparing themselves with

them and it makes people unhappy. A simple picture or a status message can cause

nervousness and jealosy. New data shows that girls who spend too much time on sites such as

Facebook, Twitter or MySpace are more likely to dislike their body and their weight. (Emily

Allen, 2012) These social network sites make people uncomfortable with their lives and their

physical appearence and these are causes of depression.

One another example is addiction. Studies shows that there is increasing number of social

media’s addicted people. Addiction usually refers to compulsive behavior that leads to

negative effects. It can be said that soso cial networking addict could be considered someone

who thinks that he is under pressure to use social media constantly checking Facebook status

updates or "stalking" people's profiles on Facebook, for example, for hours on end.

Researchers at Chicago University concluded that social media addiction can be stronger than

addiction to cigarettes , following an experiment in which they recorded the cravings of

several hundred people for several weeks. Media cravings ranked ahead of

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