Rhetorical Impact Of Social Media On Society By Raymond Tay

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Rhetorical Analysis on Impact of Social Media on Society

Well-known trainer and expert author, Raymond Tay, in his essay, Impact of Social Media on Society, explained the impacts and implications of social media and social networking in our daily routine as a society. Tay’s purpose is to impress upon readers the idea that the use of social networking tools like Twitter, Facebook, and various blogs has facilitated creation and exchange of ideas so quickly and widely than the conventional media. He creates a considerable tone in order to convey to his readers about the impacts of social media on society.

The essayist call to mind some of the 5 Cs that Singaporean once used, and he listed what he called the brand new Cs; Creativity, Communication,
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He referred a survey conducted in January 2010 by InSites Consulting over 2,884 consumers from over 14 countries. He disclosed that, the survey conducted in 18 to 55 years of age groups yielded 90% of the participants know at least one social network site and 72% of the participants are members of at least one social network. Based on his view on the survey he contemplated, social media has devalued the traditional definition of “Friend”, where it means trust, support, comparable values and more. Raymond Tay added, although we got to know more people, we are not able to build a strong bond with all the people whom we met as our time is limited. He expressed about the upcoming social trend of people as a wider social circle, but weaker ties, people we don 't know very well, but who provide us with useful information, and …show more content…
Regardless of whether we realize it, there are always two sides of every coin. Social media is just a tool or mean for people to use. It is still up to the users on how to use this tool. A good example presented in his piece is a knife, which can help you cut food or hurt others. He admitted the consequences of social media and networking. For instance, the time spent online rob time from important face-to-face relationships; the internet fosters mostly shallow relationships; the act of leveraging the internet to engage in social connection exposes private information; the internet allows people to silo themselves, limiting their exposure to new ideas; and the internet is being used to engender

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