Social Media And Its Effects On Society Essay

1047 Words May 8th, 2015 5 Pages
I. Get this- a woman, struggling to find a donor for her sick child, posted a video about it on her Facebook page where it essentially went viral. This video was seen, reposted, seen again, and reposted again. Then, out of all this a miracle rose! Implementing social media strategies such as crowd sourcing, group searching, crowd funding, and group donations, many viewers collaborated and together managed to find a donor for the sick child. Amazing, right? In many instances, technology has allowed people to communicate easier. In the past, people could only communicate via letter-writing and telephone calls made from their house. However, with advancing technology, society as a whole has been given numerous new ways to communicate, including many forms of social media. The internet, has helped society in countless ways by assisting people who may live far away communicate easily, and allowing them to collaborate for information on various subjects. Additionally, websites are available for vast amounts of information on any topic. Social Media has influenced healthy communication by encouraging long-distance relations, creating new forums for sharing information, and improving student performance both inside and outside the classroom.
II. SUBTOPIC #1: ( Social media and the internet have contributed to growing relations over long distances. One way it helps is that it encourages people to learn each other’s interests, likes and dislikes, as well as make plans through social…

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