Essay on The Impact Of Social Media On Society

1174 Words Oct 6th, 2016 5 Pages
Social networking has grown tremendously over the past few years, with this increase in popularity, many could argue that it has a detrimental effect to our society. But is this true? “There are more devices connected to the internet than there are people on the earth” (Bennett). In addition to that, the majority of the world is connected through some sort of mass media object, whether it be a smartphone, tablet, or computer. The internet can be a dangerous place, for it creates a huge concern for privacy among children and adults. It also creates a new breeding ground for bullies and sexual predators. While all of these things are true, does their impact rule social media out of the great? Protecting your personal life can become more difficult as technology progresses, especially in regards to social media. Being discreet is important as many things can be taken out of context, and one cannot be certain on who is viewing their private information. However, this creates an advantage for the business people using social media. Such as, connecting with peers and employees or gathering information on them. There can also be disadvantages and finding the perfect balance can be complex. Ariane Ollier-Malaterre and Nancy Rothbard, who are management professors at two different universities, suggest that “recreat[ing] in social media the kinds of boundaries, or mental fences, [you would] use in real life to organize [your] worlds.” Employers and other professionals are more…

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