Social Media Impact On Society Essay

1859 Words May 21st, 2016 8 Pages
In the age of social media, people of the millennial generation can often find themselves sucked into their phones. Specifically sucked into social media. In its increasing popularity, social media has taken control of the way that we obtain information, the way that we communicate, and the way that we judge ourselves and others. This begs the question, to what extent does social media have an impact on psychological well-being? Through our continual exposure to social media platforms the gap between the virtual world and reality begins to close, and our lives become consumed by posts, tweets, and likes. Social media negatively impacts the productivity, creativity, and interconnectedness of its participants. Social media hinders productivity in the workplace, in school, and in daily life. In a much simpler time, procrastination was spent by reading a book, hanging out with friends, or enjoying time with family. For people of the millennial generation, procrastination is spent surfing social media and enjoying all the miscellaneous material it has to offer. According to Facebook, the company’s 1.23 billion users log on to the site for an average of 17 minutes a day. In total, that’s more than 39,757 years collectively spent on Facebook in a single day (Source Document B). To put this into perspective, if the companies users were to spend that allotted time during the course of 365 days, or 1 year, users spend 14,511,305 years collectively on Facebook alone. This not only…

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