I think that the positives to being on all the social media is it is an effortless way to stay in contact with family and friends. It also gives us a more understanding on what is going on in the world and how a person feels about a certain topic. But I do see the negatives on not knowing someone’s tone in the message and we put it in our own context. Or we think a post of negativity is aimed at us and it really isn’t. I think by improving my skills it will make me more profiecty in a professional level and I would be able to use social media more in a professional
Society utilizes Instagram to upload self-images, known as “selfies” to be recognized by others, gain likes and followers to become “Instagram famous.” Facebook is another popular site that is used today, where someone can post just about anything and anyone is able to look at it. Twitter is another addicting social network that many people are consumed by because it is a way to express ones’ thoughts through images or words in seconds. By using social networks, people try to show that their lives are better than others by posting images or statements. Having Instagram, Facebook and Twitter are used in way to be acknowledged by others. With these social media accounts, people gain millions of followers and likes.
Very interesting fact that people started viewing friendship throughout the social media “lens” and keep forgetting how to filtered a true friendship from the flatter ones. For this research I had chosen Plutarch’s opinion on flatterer friends, why shouldn’t people have a lot of friends and compare these too ancient opinions to the modern understanding of friendship throughout the social media “lens”. Before
There is no doubt that social and digital media help out almost everybody in their daily lives. Social media spreads ideas, knowledge and helps to organize our real world and digital world relationships. According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, social media can be defined as forms of electronic communication which users create online communities to share information, ideas, personal messages, and other content. (Merriam-Webster, 2016) Social and digital media play a vast part of our lives and the different forms of it help shape us as individuals. However, social media can have a negative impact on the quality of our lives.
The rhetorical situation here involved a post that simply showed my feelings and experiences in a way so people connected to me through that media could read. Some people still manage to avoid social media altogether. But most see that as unrealistic in many ways, and are unwilling to be deprived of the advantages social media affords in terms of connecting to people and collecting information. Many in some way recreate in social media the kinds of boundaries, or mental fences, they use in real life to organize their worlds. These boundaries serve people well offline, and they can perform their function online, too.Typically, posts are short and only consist of a few sentences.
To say that social media is significant today is even an understatement. Communication between people has become so easy nowadays thanks to the use of Social Media. People are able to communicate with one another even if they are in different countries from each other. With the use of internet social media allows its users to transfer information and computer files to their friends and family (Veerasamy, 2013). In contrast, social media has its negative issues as well.
Dangers of Social Media Lots of people post on social media about their beliefs right? People post their oppian on the network everyday. Many people get in trouble because they forget that nothing goes away and anyone can look at it. Lots of people don't know that when they apply for a job their social media can be searched or checked. Searching social media can give an insight to people’s personalities.
Interacting online creates a sort of distance, like an uncanny costume, that can isolate one from humanity. I feel as if the internet has affected today's generation, including myself, the most. Before posting a picture, everyone feels the need to edit the photo just so it can be “social media worthy”. Along with that, Westerfield also says of John Suler’s article that he "describes the tendency of otherwise well-adjusted people to behave antisocially online. Often these people are anonymous, but even when identity is preserved, human behavior is different online."
My brothers and I use social media for homework all the time. When we do not know a word we search it up or when we do not understand something we search it up. Although people say social media can be bad, and say rude things to you from online, you can always block them. The internet doesn 't have to be bad unless people make it bad. People would start fake accounts or say things that are unnecessary, make it seem that the internet is bad.
The growing usage of social networking sites easily influence people to have their own social media sites and making them addicted to online interactions which, when used excessively, will degrade the quality of face to face interactions. A very common case about social media interactions is that people tend to show only the things about themselves that they want people to know and at the same time hiding another side of them that would change others’ opinion about them (Serra, 2014). This is probably due to the need to have bunch of online friends to have their back and
Furthermore, friends separated by long distances can keep in touch by sharing images on sites like Facebook and Instagram. On dark side, excessive and inappropriate use of social media put adverse effects on people’s life especially students. Students upload their pictures and comments online without giving second thought about whether the content they are posting is acceptable or not. Now a days companies tend to explore online profiles of applicants before offering them interview for job (Dunn, 2011). The content we post online is cannot be removed completely.
Social “Networking” Social networking. Sites like Facebook, twitter and Snapchat claim that by a “social network” they connect people wherever they are, but in reality, I think that it is more like a spider net, where while connected, people are glued to the “net”, chatting through it, and if they are not cautious, they slowly get consumed by it. Facebook’s “Login” page shows a picture of several people connect to other people throughout the globe, symbolizing the ease at which people can connect to each other - as long they know each other’s language - almost seamlessly. But this chatting does come with a downside though; as more and more people –particularly youths – become stiff, glassy-eyed “zombies” who only interact through minute movements of their fingers. This in turn results into limited communication between people “in person” as they are used to talking “through a screen”.
I enjoy tough, difficult reads as well as easy reads. I didn’t feel as if On Writing was a challenging read. To me, it was more of a casual pick me up. I was able to pick up where I left off last time and just get lost in the book. I enjoyed being able to do that.