The Impact Of Social Media On Our Lives Essay

820 Words Dec 11th, 2015 4 Pages
There is no doubt that dramatic changes have been made in civilization even in the past century, due to the advancement of science and technology. It is now possible to travel in outer space, communicate with someone halfway across the world almost instantaneously, cure diseases we once did not even know existed, and even clone organisms using DNA samples. However, with these improvements in the quality of life come some setbacks. Social media has made face-to-face communication awkward and nearly obsolete, and our reliance on computers and the Internet has become so great that without it, the world we live in would be significantly impaired. Thirty years ago, before the Internet became as ubiquitous as it is now, talking to your best friend meant that you had to meet him or her face-to-face, make eye contact, and hold a conversation. Today, talking to your best friend is as simple as sending a text message; why bother with proper social interaction when you can just type what you want to say, hit send, and be done with it? Unfortunately, while instant communication via social media has made communicating with others much faster and easier, actually meeting up with a person and talking to them is a convention that has fallen by the wayside. Many people, especially the younger generations, display this: they are constantly on their phones, laptops, or tablets in public, but when it comes to interacting with others in person, they suddenly tense up, not knowing quite what to…

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