Aims and Objectives The purpose of this paper is to inform readers of the advantages and disadvantages of social media in the lives of the young generations in today’s society. Our research will determine what aspects of life that social media affects young people. We will relate information system theories to everyday life as it relates to the actions of young people and the uses of social media. Every reader will have a clear understanding of the actions and way of thinking from the perspective of a young adult while using social media understanding the motives behind their actions. This paper will also pin point different behaviors of users on social media networks such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram that will also be explained
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Summary Recognizing the problems in social media our group collectively decided to research these issues as they relate hand in hand with young adults as well as different business sectors within our society. As a whole we recognize some of the different factors causing the abuse of social media within the younger generation and will be later explained within the literature review and within the findings of our data. Our research should bring awareness to our findings as well as convey a message to the young generations in today’s society.
First I.S. Theory: Social Network Theory
Social network theory views social relationships in term of individual actions within the network and the relationship between the two (Mike Wade). Essentially there are two elements in any social network, online or offline which is defined as nodes and ties. In terms of nodes and ties, nodes are the elements of the network that act, whether they are organizations, small groups, or individuals; and ties are the ways the nodes relate to each other (Gray Miller). Connection can be as simple as sending an email to one person to the other. There can be many kinds of ties between the nodes For example a social network is a map of all of the relevant ties between the nodes, which is he individual or whatever is being studied.
Taking from the traditional definition, which assume that it is up to the individual actions whether they are friendly or unfriendly, smart