Pros And Cons Of Social Networking For Society

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Essay #3: Social Networking Good and Bad for our Society Have you ever thought about how social networking has made your life a lot easier? What would you do if social networking was not around? A Social network, as defined in the dictionary, is an online community of people with common interest who uses websites or other technologies to communicate with each other and store information, resources etc. Social Networking Sites makes it easier for people to find and communicate with others who share the same interests. There are many different social networking sites, and each of these networks has its own unique style, functionality and patterns of usage. The common ones most people may use are Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, …show more content…
With easy access to viewing friends’ and families’ profiles, “Social networking sites are increasingly used to keep up with close social ties” (Hampton et al 3). With everyone so busy and focused on their life it is very difficult to keep up with our loved ones, so SNS are a great way to keep us updated. We can share parts of our life, from what we enjoy to photos of ourselves and those in our lives. For example, if your sibling, who lives in a different state, just gave birth to you niece or nephew and you are not able to go see them immediately social media platform will make it easy for you to see the child through pictures posted from the parents. It is like being a part of that person’s world, even though distance keeps you apart in reality. It is also a great platform to track down old friends and acquaintances and renew long forgotten …show more content…
In the article “Facebook is Bad for You,” “A study… conducted by Ethan Kross of the University of Michigan and Philippe Verduyn of Leuven University in Belgium has shown that the more someone uses Facebook, less satisfied he is with life” (Economist 1). Individuals are opened up to so many things online, many fail to realize that not everything is true on social media. Many people post deceiving pictures online which may mislead some people into believing an illusion instead of reality. With people posting only amazing things on their Facebook pages or Twitter statuses, some people feel jealous about their life lacking the adventure. They might feel sorry for themselves and sense of jealousy might also kick in about their live being so boring. People should realize that not everything they encounter online is real. Most of the pictures, videos, and statues we see online are deceiving. Everyone should not trust what they read online, but if they do then they should just simply stop reading because not everything we read is

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