Traditional professionalism demands an employee to distinguish between personal and professional personas. People live in the age of technology. Nowadays, technology has become a necessity in daily life and as such, the prevalence of social media websites has increased noticeably. It is by interacting and communicating through social media websites that people find solace and entertainment. According to a recent study, 73% of American teenagers and 43% of adults use social networking websites (Lenhart, 2010).
In today‚Äôs world where ‚Äúfake news‚Äù runs rampant and every tweet from the the President of the United States needs to be fact-checked, manipulation of the past seems eerily familiar. In the words of Winston, ‚Äúwhen memory failed and written records were falsified... the claim of the [government] to have improved the conditions of human life had...to be accepted‚Äù (Orwell 93). With the claim that internet surveillance will improve society, whether through prevention of terrorism or hate speech, who is to say that this is not just an Orwellian manipulation of information to create the illusion of good? In reality, by monitoring the activities of people online, companies such as Facebook, Google, and Twitter are able to find what makes their sites addicting, and then correlate those factors with advertisements, and news releases.
because the French organizations had no piece of evidence that proved intentional threat to others (Court of Appeals). Therefore, Yahoo! won is due to the Nazi memorabilia was considered illegal and free speech, depending on location. It creates a new problem in categorizing hate speech as with the global connectivity of the internet, online speech cannot be applied to a country 's laws. On the side of regulation is Laura Beth Nielsen, professor at Northwestern and at the American Bar Foundation, who argues in, “The Case of Restricting Free Speech” that free speech is often ruled upon balancing rights and dangers. This causes problems as it is illegal to panhandle in public yet a woman walking down the street can be verbally assaulted or any minority group can be verbally attacked and cannot fight back.
One risk that stood out was the online harassment, because it gave in great detail the psychological outcome that could lead to suicide. With having the ease of access to internet at such young ages, parents need to be involved in their child 's life at all times. Something I found interesting is, if you were to go to google and search 'suicide ' results of the search show definitions, methods, and media coverage. Children who have access to this sort of information could influence their mental health in a way that could be life threatening from what they have experienced by using social media at such a young age. Where I work, I hear a lot of stories from the doctors and their experiences dealing with younger clients.
"The Department of Homeland Security has been monitoring social media accounts as early as 2010 (EFF). Depending on how people view social media, some may believe that social media is a public sharing device and can be monitored and viewed by anyone. Others would argue against this idea and say that social media is a private device and should not be monitored by any form of government. The governmentâ€™s monitoring of it is unconstitutional as social media is protected under the First Amendment as ruled by the United States Supreme Court and is also protected under the interpretation of the Fourth Amendment.
b. Technological Advancements Technological advancement has been key to growth of eHarmony. The expansion of its TV and radio offering enabled eHarmony hit 3 million registrations by early spring 2004. Social media acts as a medium that allows the company to reach more potential users through advertisements and awareness campaigns. This lowers eHarmony’s advertising costs due to the fact that placing adverts on the social media is cheap and expands coverage of the advertisements. Today, a large number of people have access to smartphones and tables which
These are some of the reasons why I think social media has harmful effects on today’s youth. First off, social media can lower an abundant amount of teens self-confidence. One example of this is cyberbullying. Teens can post anything to the public to damage one’s self confidence. According to the article “Cyberbullying and Bullying Statistics 2014, Finally!”
A. The spread of Information Technology has been rapid in recent years. The most dramatic change is Internet and social networking. An research at Chicago University in which they recorded the cravings of several hundred people concluded that social media addiction are stronger than addiction to cigarettes and booze . B. Today, we are more dependent on Internet especially social networking such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and so on.
Finally, we should not limit our rights to freedom of speech in America except for on the internet because it is unconstitutional. Some believe that we should limit our rights to freedom of speech because when the constitution was written there was not as many threats as there are today; however they are wrong because the constitution clearly states our rights to freedom of speech. In the constitution it states, “Congress shall make no law… abridging the freedom of speech or of the press.” This means that the government can not make a law that ever goes against our freedom of speech. Later it says, “ and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances”
As the technology era change over time, the social media becomes an important part of our life. We use social media to connect with friends and family, also to found out the latest news or fashion trends. Especially after the great success of Facebook, many other social media follow along such as Snapchat and Instagram. Numerous young age children gradually sink into the virtual world of Social Media. According to the Pew Research Center survey, that majority of Americans use Facebook and YouTube, but young adults are especially heavy users of Snapchat and Instagram.
Carr also comments that the internet makes people more shallow –thus the title of his well-known book. This is because the internet takes away from attentive thinking. The internet constantly bombards its viewers with a lot of varying information and because of this the viewer is forced to multitask and loses focus of any original, contemplative thoughts. This multitasking effect is a key element to the very design and business model of the internet, as Carr suggests in his article “Is Google Making Us Stupid?” The faster a computer user can read and click, in other words the more the user can multitask, the more he/she gets to see, and the “more opportunities Google and other companies gain to collect information about us and to feed us advertisements.” Thus, in the end, internet multitasking negatively affects users but positively benefits the inventors and marketers.