The Negative Effects Of Social Media In The Movie: The Internship

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In the movie, The Internship, two men, Billy McMahon and Nick Campell, lose their job due to the workplace becoming a technology driven field and they are left to find a new way of making ends meet, they decide to take an internship at, Google, to help kick start their new lives. While at Google the two men are paired with a group on young adults who are fighting for a position at Google as well, through working with this group the two men come to realize just how much has changed since their college days. They discover how important the digital world and how the work place has changed, one of the many topics explored in this film included teenagers/young adults and their lives online.
The character, Stuart, is often seen with his phone attached to his hand, no matter what the team was doing, his phone was present, even during the Quidditch match he kept his eyes glued to his phone. While this is a bit of a caricature of how teens are now-a-days with their phone, it isn’t too far from being accurate. It has been researched that 92% of teenagers go online
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Common Sense Media conducted a study where they asked teenagers about how social media made them feel, one in five responded that social media has boosted their confidence and only four percent of those questioned reported that social media has negatively impacted their self-confidence. (Wallace) Not only is it boosting self-confidence but productivity in the work place as well. A 2010 study of the ICT (which is the computer/email/internet/cell phone) displayed that frequent usage of ICT produced a better work place. The ICT usage allows you to work from almost anywhere as well as connect with who you need to, when you need to, it was reported that productivity was up 83% (Casey) This was present in the film as the group constantly used online resources in order to complete

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