Essay on Social Media

1349 Words Dec 19th, 2013 6 Pages
Statement of the Problem

This study was conducted to find out what are the impacts of social media to the social skills of the selected high school students of HSL-Braille College.

Particularly, this study aims to answer the following questions:

1. What are the profiles of the respondents in terms of?

1. Age?

2. Gender?

3. Socio-economic status

4. Educational Background

2. What are the reasons why the selected high school students of HSL-Braille College wants social media?

3. How does a social medium affect the social skills of the respondents?


Ho: Social media has no significant impact to the social skills of the selected

high school
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The first social network was recognized in 1997 and increased in popularity around 2002-3 thus breeding a new technology age and culture. With the increasing and some would state ‘alarming’ rise of social media (network), it has cultivated an age in the 20th century where news and information is reported at the click of the button. Information is easily accessible and shared around the globe and individuals and groups use social networks to broadcast their views, opinions, statements on any information that is at their disposal. In recent times this has been caused for concern in various countries as through the use of these social networks individuals have planned uprisings and disturbances or have spread serious propaganda or public condemnation of individuals within society; some countries have curtailed the use of social media completely while others have sought to limit its use within their country. These concerns have led to the kairotic moment for Golding’s article where he looks at the negative impact and influences that social media has on our society. He addresses cultural trends such as the fact that the phenomena of social media is “challenging many norms and its current and future impact is and will be profound on all aspects of life.”

The internet is an important new platform for information sharing. Widespread, free and open information sources like weblogs and forums produce libraries of user-generated information that can

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