The Negative Impact Of Social Media

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As the age of paperbacks and landline phone dies out, the internet—more specially social media--is having a more prominent role in society and this raises the issue of what kind of impact this will have in the future. The fear of around new technology is not a recent phenomenon as showcased with the invention of the telephone and television, however the speed in which social media is taking over is happening at a speed that is not equal to any of its predecessors. As a result, the internet is causing many problems that can serious reparations for society in which society and the culture around it are struggling to keep up with. While culture is never static but rather always changing, social media has instigated a change that happened so …show more content…
Social media has resulted in serious negative impacts for youth which has created a demographic who consequently possess a higher level of harmful long-lasting effects. Since the rate in which social media is changing happening at an incredible speed and is at a clash with the culture practices in place and subsequently cultural practices always seem to be one step behind, having to continually evolve to accommodate with the …show more content…
A large portion of communication in Western society is non-verbal and communication is at the core of human culture. As Marniel Gerristen mentions in her paper titled, ‘The role of culture in communication: How knowledge of differences in communication between cultures may be the key to successful intercultural communication’, culture is taught and as a result not inherited. (Cite) What this points to is that for a culture to thrive and continue on, it must be passed on. In other words, culture is passed on by communicating. On one hand the invention of social media has added another layer for communication to occur which allows for new cultures to exist and thrive on the internet. However, social networking also has the able to hinder face-to-face interaction with

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