Should People Use Social Media Beneficial To Society?

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Anthony Carmona, president of Trinidad and Tobago, once said, “Social Media websites are no longer performing an envisaged function of creating a positive communication link among friends, family, and professionals. It is a veritable background where insults fly from the human quiver,damaging lives, destroying self-esteem and a person’s sense of self worth.” Social Media is evolving tremendously and will continue evolve all throughout human existence. With about 3.03 billion users on social media, it is very imminent that there will be disadvantages to the sites. Nothing is ever all fun and games, and social media proves this. Not everyone is friendly or credible on social media which can lead to catastrophic issues. With that being said,…show more content…
Each year, more and more people are joining social media sites. A person can connect to others around the world without sharing personal information. The ability to connect can lead to more bullying since a user can bully privately without much government interaction. For instance, a research study states that 27% of students that use personal electronic devices and social media have been cyber bullied at least once. Then, a month after the study, 10% of students reported being bullied again (“Cyberbullying Facts”). When kids, teenagers, or adults are behind the screen, they can interact with anyone, so this makes a cyberbullies’ job easier as they do not have to participate in face-to-face interaction. Also, the cyberbully can disguise themselves as anyone, making it more likely for someone to be fooled. Since the rate of cyberbullying is increasing by the minute, cyberbullying could also affect the physical and mental state of a victim. To illustrate, the article states, “The psychological harm inflicted by cyberbullying, just like bullying, is reflected in low self-esteem, school failure, anger, anxiety, depression, school avoidance, school violence, and suicide” (Li). Cyberbullying is causing profuse amounts of negative energy and side effects. When this causes harm on a being, it can not only affect the victim, but also the victims’ family and friends. Lives are…show more content…
With this in mind, many adults, teenagers, and even children use social media all the time, so businesses can promote their businesses to larger audiences. For instance, according to “A Framework for Analyzing the Potential Benefits of Internet Marketing”, internet marketing is available “24 hours a day, 7 days a week’ which allows for “more interaction”, “better customer services”, and “quicker responses” (Kiang and Chi 158). On the contrary, opponents are incorrect because most individuals do not pay attentions to advertisements displayed on their screens since many are focused on other items. Specifically, IPG’s research shows, “65 percent of people skip online video advertising, and they do as soon as they get the chance” (Handley). Thus, advertising workplaces online will most likely not earn as much of a profit as a traditional way of promoting
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