Social Media, Privacy, And Relationship

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Social media has had an impact on our politics, business, socialization, privacy, and relationships. If our society was challenged with not going on social media for a day, we would be in a lot of trouble. The impact that social media has had on our society is excessive. Social media has allowed us to gain access to any news, or information about almost anything at a faster rate. Although Social media has its positive effects, it also has negative effects that can hinder our outlook on life. Nearly a quarter of the U.S population is on Facebook according to simplilearn.com. While a huge number of people in my generation are on social media, I have chosen a different outlook. I have been fasting from social media for almost three months now …show more content…
It started to become an addiction, and I was on Facebook everyday. Instagram came out and was the next big thing. Because Instagram was only posting pictures with a caption, I felt that I attracted to it more than Facebook because with pictures I knew I had so many interesting ones that people would appeal to. During my late high school years, Snapchat came next which is my favorite source of social media. Recently I realized how I wasn’t using social media for its true purpose. I used social media to impress others, to boast about the amazing things that I was doing, to lust after what others had; Instead I should have been using social media for the glory of God. Every morning I woke up, the first thing I did was check my social media instead of connecting with God through prayer. For someone as spiritual as myself, social media became my idol. I went on snap chat one day and looked at all the streaks I had with my friends; I then went to my bible app to check my streaks with connecting with God and it was zero. On this day I decided to take a break from social media, but did not realize the impact it would soon have on …show more content…
See I began to have a better understanding of purpose. I no longer wanted what others had that I had seen on social media but I started to value and appreciate the things that I had. The negative outcomes of social media are FOMO. FOMO is a term used that is translated to “fear of missing out”. “FOMO is a relatively new concept where people are concerned that others may be having more fun and rewarding experiences than them. It is characterized as the desire to stay continually connected with what others are doing” (The Washington Post). Social media is one of the best ways to experience FOMO. We are so worried about missing out on our friends lives when in reality we can just give them a phone call and talk to them. Another negative outcome to not having social media is getting the news late. Social media is the fastest way to get instant news about athletics, celebrity, or breaking news. Sometimes when we don’t have social media were often ‘late to the party’. We don’t get the news as fast as other. Social media is not meant to be the center of our lives but to be used for good. There are many ways we can learn to control our social

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