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#FirstWorldProblem How many times does a teenager or an adult post or browse through a social media site? It happens countless of times a day, all around the world. Countless people in today’s world do not realize how caught up in themselves that they appear blind to their ever changing surroundings. Social media contributes to this issue in a major way. People spend time on social media sites that could be spent towards more a productive activity. “Between February 2005 and August 2006, the use of social networking sites among young adult internet users ages 18-29 jumped from 9% to 49%” (“Social”). Social media changes frequently, for instance, in 1971 the first email was delivered. Now people send emails carelessly everyday. (Curtis). …show more content…
When posting a status or picture on a social media site, one hopes to receive a legion of “likes” (a like is a way for one user to support another user’s post publicly). When looking at a social media site, one will see countless pictures and posts about family, friends, and events. Users post “statuses” (A post from a user that conveys information from the user to the social media site) in order to receive a multitude of likes on their postings. Posting a status or picture is supposed to be a way to display one’s thoughts or experiences. Recently, the only reason users post a status or picture is if it will perk them up. For instance, if a user does not receive many likes on a post, the user may feel embarrassed or even omit the post from the site entirely. Users do this because they are under the impression that the amount of likes is a direct indication of their popularity. The more likes a user obtains on a post, the more exceptional the user will feel about himself or herself. Social media sites are used less for connecting with people and more frequently for advertising the positivity of one’s life. It is just a vast competition on what users can get the most likes on their own posts. Some people only post onto a social media site, so he or she can gain popularity. Likes have made humans more narcissistic. It makes users evaluate themselves unendingly. When one posts about achievements continually, …show more content…
Social media has an immense role in why humans are becoming so much more narcissistic. If social media was never introduced, imagine how different the world would have been. People have become so obsessed with themselves; they do not realize that they are missing out in the real world. If there was no social media in the world, humans would gradually become less concerned about their appearance or how popular they seem to be. Social media has turned humans into self-absorbed monsters that roam the earth seeking attention. Given how social media has impacted the world today, the next generation will be forced to grow up in the world that their predecessors

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