Social Media And Its Effect On Society Essay

852 Words Sep 28th, 2015 4 Pages
Social media is any form of communication done online. It ranges from Facebook to LinkedIn, Instagram to Snapchat, and everything in between. In today’s society kids start using social media sites as children in elementary school sending Snapchats to their friends and goes all the way past the seventy-two-year-old grandfather talking to his old friends on Facebook. Today society feels our technological advancements better society but, despite all the good social media achieves, it is overall a disadvantage to society. Social media is addictive for one. With the addictive qualities of social media people had to find a way to entertain themselves and a new form of bullying has occurred where it is not shoving little kids in lockers but the calling of names behind a screen. In addition, crime rates have rose since the rise in social media.
Addiction to social media is really hard for people to spot. Most people do not realize the amount of time they spend on social media. The 20 minutes taken to scroll all the way down a Facebook news feeds add up if checked 10 to 15 times a day. To bring the time into perspective, the average marijuana user smokes a joint within 15 minutes of waking up and similarly 28% of IPhone users check their Twitter profile within the same time frame so Twitter for some people is as addictive as smoking marijuana. In fact, people between the ages of 20 to 29 spend at least 2 hours a day on social media. At home, in the car, and at work. Social media is…

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