Social Medi Conflict Theory, Functionalist, And Social Behavior

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As A whole, social media is almost unavoidable in today’s society. Different forms of communication through social media can either be constructive or a nuisance. Social media can speed up the way people gain knowledge and make sure easier communication, however, it can also be used in negative ways to spread unnecessary information and cause havoc. The use and impact of social media can be broken down and explained in different sociological perspectives or terms. Conflict theory, functionalist, and symbolic interactions can all be applied and used to address social media and its influence on society.

Take yourself back to 2010, when you were just an innocent middle school student making your first Myspace account. Back then who would have
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Social media has even become a large part of communication in the professional world. Ian Peate talks about how “social media can be a highly effective mechanism that allows for growth and development of professional connections” (Peate 2015). The integration of social media into the workplace demonstrates how using social forms of social media has become a stable pattern of social behavior. While the emergence of social media as a widely used form of communication is somewhat new, the “same standards of conduct that are expected of you in your daily professional practice are also applicable when you use social media and electronic forms of communication” (Peate 2015). Using social media as a tool in business communication can lead to great outcomes of fast and efficient communication, however, the same practices and values that are used in person …show more content…
Symbolic interactionism takes away from the “big picture,” no person should we judged on their race, gender, or looks, it should be on the person you are, the qualifications you have, and your personality. Ashley Crossman a sociology expert said that, “symbolic interactionists may miss the larger issues of society by focusing too closely on the “trees” rather than the “forest” (Crossman 2009). Never judge a book by its cover, there is always more than meets the

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