Introduction According to the Internet World Stats (2011), over two billion people were ardent internet users. This means that this number of people rely on the internet for different elements. The internet is used for communication, business and financial transactions, and social connectivity, among others. The internet has become embedded in the daily activities of people around the world. In some parts of the world, technological advancements have resulted in the enhancement of internet use.
The idea of the Internet was invented since the 1960s, but it is still being developed today (Internet Society, 2014). The Internet is a worldwide computer networks that not only allows computer users to transfer digital information, but also be able to receive the data at the same time (“Internet,” 2014). Presently, not only computers, but also other devices such as mobile phones, tablets, and video-game consoles, can now connect to the Internet. Moreover, the number of people accessing the Internet has rapidly grown. According to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) (2011), more than 2 million people have access to the Internet by March 2011.
Interactionism argues that both society and individuals cannot be completely detached from each other because of two reasons. One is that both people and society are developed by social interaction. Secondly is that to understand their dynamics one needs to appreciate that they both rely on each other. Interactionism begets ethnomethodology, which raises questions on how interaction can bring about an impression of mutual social order despite not comprehending each other completely and having opposing perceptions. While Goffman was studying social interaction he postulated that there are seemingly irrelevant types of social interaction, which are majorly important and should not be snubbed in sociology.
There is a slight increase from the 67% of internet users on Facebook in 2012. This might mean nearly everyone on social media is on Facebook. Facebook is popular across a broad swath of demographic groups, while other social networks have developed their own specific demographic user profiles. It is the only social networking platform which attracts users of all ages. Based on a survey conducted by Pew Research Center in 2013, some 45% of internet users over the age of 64 now use Facebook, up from 35% in late 2012.
The fourth is the extraversion. The last dimension it uses is the neuroticism. This method uses these five areas to figure out someone’s personality. It shows their actual behavior and not what goes on inside in their heads. The second personality method is the Myer Briggs assessment.
Social media sites are extremely common in new generations, in particular Facebook. According to 2015 report of Facebook, it has over 1.2 billion active user worldwide and two-thirds of these users log on every day. Even though social networking sites today’s most used media, there are little research how it affects women’s body image concerns. While making this kind of research it is important to specify the nature of social media use since if all social media channels considered, it will be hard to say which one causes the body dissatisfaction. Given the tremendous popularity of Facebook, and how much time people spent on it,………………… Social media differ from mass media in some levels, therefore its effect on women’s body image perceptions should be considered apart from the mass media.
Facebook is among the most popular services on both mobile devices and desktop and its measured by the number of visits as well as the time spent on the platform. More than thirty three percent of people are active on facebook and they log into the platform mainly with their mobile devices and their share has been growing firmly. Innovation in mobile devices and the internet infrastructure and also the growing number of services built on top of them are aiding the sharing of enlarging richer multimedia content. For example, People on Facebook often share high-definition videos captured by their mobile devices and posting links to stream vidoes or musics or even viewing high-resolution photos. To access these services, Customers are purchasng more generous data allowances and faster connections.
Video editing is such a massive part of our lives today. In terms of social media, which I’m sure most people use, videos are streamed on pretty much any site. YouTube itself has about 1 billion users each month. Every day people watch hundreds of millions of hours on YouTube. The number of hours people are watching on YouTube each month is up 50% year over year.
Throughout the past ten years, social media has increasingly become a phenomenon all over the world. In the United States alone, 81% of the population owns some sort of social media account (“Percentage of U.S. population”). With this increasing number, social media has reached an extremely large audience in which resulted in a melting pot of diverse discussions on daily topics. Due to this enormous audience, one must be quite cautious about what they share online. These platforms have become a useful tool that may result in real-life consequences if used in an inefficient way.
Known for their major influence on the Internet, Google and Facebook have only become more popular as time goes on, leading their fields with 1.15 billion monthly active users for Facebook and Google Search having 1.2 trillion searches per year. With such a wide audience, one can begin to question whether the companies have begun to monopolize their respective social media fields. The Bloomberg article, “Soros Says Google, Facebook Are Near-Monopolies That Spur Addiction”, written January 25, 2018 by Katia Porzecanski, exposes the companies and shows statistics that prove that they not only are very near monopolies, but can also potentially be harmful to users. A monopoly is an industry that has one major supplier, and it is also illegal in most places, due to the consequences of not having competition. There are less products being sold, for higher prices, at worse qualities, all because there is no need to execute top performance because there is no competition.