Social Media And Its Effects On The World Of Technology Essay

1193 Words Oct 14th, 2016 5 Pages
Today’s younger generations, myself included, use social media at an alarming amount. With the invention of Snapchat, Facebook Messenger, and Twitter’s DM’s it is almost impossible to not get in contact with someone using these and many other modems of communication. Some say that the connectivity that social media provides users is an amazing advancement in the world of technology. Others, however, argue that social media can have negative health risks on its users. These risks could range from sleep deprivation to depression and other such health problems involving body image and eating disorders. Reading the two articles from the assignment, I have found that there are two connecting points within the two articles, that point being that social media and media in general could have negative physical and mental health risks that are undetectable without researching further into the subject. Remarks made by Mr. Robert Whitley in his article on, the mental health issues plaguing the generation of “social media users,” Whitley addresses the problem of social media users not turning off the cellphone or the laptop while going to sleep or even “waking up in the middle of the night to check their social media” (Robert Whitley). I too have a problem in my own life when I am in bed and about to go to sleep, where I will tirelessly scroll through my Facebook news-feed or check all of my friends’ “snapchat stories” while I’m in bed supposed to be sleeping. It gets to a point where…

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