Does Social Media Bring More Harm Than Good To You?

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Does the social media bring more harm than good to you? “Social media is the collective of online communications channels dedicated to community-based input, interaction, content-sharing and collaboration” (Rouse,2016). There are many forms of social media ranging from websites, forums, blogs and many more. Although social media has been beneficial for us regardless of our age, it has brought about many consequences as well.
Some people argue that social media is good for us because it has allowed us to widen our social circles. (Wallace)2014 said that “in the survey of more than 1,000 13- to 17-year-olds about how they view their digital lives, 28% said social networking made them feel more outgoing versus 5% who said it made them feel less so; and 29% said it made them feel less shy versus the 3% who said it made them feel more introverted.” To me, this is the case in our current generation. Nowadays, if we were to ask teens how they knew the friends they have, many would say that the friendships were made through the internet. Social media has allowed many interactions to take place between youths. They are starting to know new friends through all sorts of platforms online maybe it be gaming, online chats and many more. In this way, they will not be staying in their comfort zones but instead moving out of it and meet new people. This will benefit the youths when they grow up as it allows them to improve their social interaction skills which could come into play in the

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