Essay on Social Media And Its Impact On Society
This is a debated topic because people are still unsure of the consequences of our long-term social media use. It is an important subject because in the article entitled Social networking sites and our lives, from June 2011, “74% of American adults online use social networking sites such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Pinterest, as of January 2014, up from 26% in 2008” (Hampton et al.). There are arguments for and against this topic with the bulk of the support coming from the increase in the amount of knowledge and information and support networks that have been created. On the other hand people argue that this same platform will lead to time wasted on frivolous activities and impressionable minds open to pedophiles and false information.
First, social media has…