Social Media And Its Effect On An Individual 's Viewpoint Society

777 Words Nov 15th, 2016 4 Pages
What’s on your mind? Type a few lines upload a picture or video, share a story and immediately thousands of people know what it is on your mind seconds later. That is how many social networking sites operate. As of February 2014 Facebook has 1,310,000,000 users. Each year the zeroes at the end will keep increasing. Some other forms of social media on the rise are Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat. All of the social media outlets all you to post what ever is on your mind and essentially let the entire world know. it allows people to connect virtually in the matter of seconds. Although I do agree it can be detrimental because hours spent absorbed on a computer, tablet or cell phone can mean the loss off face-to-face interaction. There has to be a balance otherwise social media can become harmful and addicting. Media truly has an effect on an individual’s viewpoint society, others around them, themselves and the world.

According to Cornell University 's Steven Strogatz, “social media sites can make it more difficult for us to distinguish between the meaningful relationships we have in the real world, and the numerous casual relationships formed through social media. By focusing so much of our time and psychic energy on these less meaningful relationships, our most important connections will weaken.” (Strogatz) “The greater fear of what’s perhaps taking place is that kids are not learning how to behave in a face-to-face conversation,” Batcho explained. “What could be happening…

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