Essay on Social Media 's Impact On Our Lives

723 Words Oct 22nd, 2015 3 Pages
Although social media has its benefits, that does not mean it is valuable for our world. I believe that social media has proven to be more of a negative impact on our lives rather than a positive one. I no longer use social media, but I did about 6 months ago. I know how efficacious it can be at times, but I also know how addicting and misleading it really is. Social media has made us one of the most incoherent societies. We think that being on social media actually makes us social. “The more social media we have, the more we think we 're connecting, yet we are really disconnecting from each other” (JR). We would rather talk to someone behind a screen rather than in person. Social media sites have negatively affected our social skills. We find it hard to communicate with people in person now, because we are so used to telling them over the phone. “Social networking can exacerbate feelings of disconnect (especially for youth with disabilities), and put children at higher risk for depression, low self-esteem, and eating disorders ( Social media can affect relationships. People would rather build a relationship over the internet rather than mending their own fragmented marriage, or relationship. It’s easy for people to cheat on their spouse, or partner because they think they will not detect anything; that it can all be deleted, or concealed., the UK’s largest extra-marital dating agency, surveyed 800 of its members as to whether they had ever…

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