Advantages And Disadvantages Of Social Media Addiction

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Facebook is one of the largest social networking services that was launched in 2004 by Mark Zuckerberg with fellow Harvard university students. The website was limited to only Harvard students then gradually offered to other collage universities. Finally, in 2006 Facebook was offered to anyone with a valid email address. In addition to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat are some of the most commonly used social media outlets. With the emergence of such websites addiction to social media has become very common in today’s society. Addiction refers to compulsive behavior that leads to negative effects. Social Media addiction is a phrase used to refer to someone spending too much time using Facebook, Twitter, and Snapchat abundantly that it interferes with other aspects of daily life. People addicted to social media usually spend 2 to 9 hours daily on the internet switching between all different kinds of media accounts. In this paper I will discuss the many disadvantages that social media plays on a person’s life and how it can impact personal relationships. Some people may argue that social media is not harmful, and that the advantages outweigh the disadvantages. The world has changed into a society that is content with sitting behind our computer screens. Social media has led us to have less interactions with the people we associate with. We rather communicate through post and direct messenger then carry a face to face conversion leading us to never really
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