Polar Effects Of Social Media

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Polar Effects of Social Media
Introduction
In modern society, we are living in an era where technology is constantly evolving and new techniques for communication are enhancing. Due to the fact that the usage of technology is increasing from human activity, this shows that people are becoming more reliable on it. Although there are many ways one can benefit from the use of technology, it can also become damaging to constant users. One tool of technology that is recurrently used on a daily basis is the usage of social media.
Social media is highly accessible by any users and provides the ability for interaction and to freely network with other users. According to Daniel Miller, he expresses social media as, “it is the content rather than the
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O’Keeffe and Clarke-Pearson elaborate on the concept of cyber-bullying and the significance of it on adolescents’ influences, which coincides with Miller’s article because it goes into depth with the behavior of users.
Eyelem Simsek and Jale Balaban use quantitative research in their article, The Role of Internet Addiction and Social Media Membership on University Students’ Psychological Capital, to also highlight the addiction of social media and its affects on college students’ psychological well being. Simsek and Balaban describe student’s addiction, as putting a halt onto student’s social life due to the comfort and convenience they receive from being online. This relates to O’Keeffe and Clarke-Pearson’s article because it discusses how the Internet influences user’s emotions, behavior, interpersonal skills, and
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This article relates to overall topic because it shows the different effect of media for younger children.
In contrast to the negative effects of social media, Wjetske Osch and Coutsatis Constantinos’ article, Social Media Research: An Assessment of the Domain's Productivity and Intellectual Evolution, elaborates on the success of social media as being a tool for the evolution of knowledge through file sharing and the exchanging of ideas. This article coordinates with Miller’s while going in depth with how this form of information sharing will allow future successes for many researchers.
Lastly, also coinciding with the positive effect of social media, Kimberly Collins, David Shiffman, and Jenny Rock, displays how social media is also used for education in, How Are Scientists Using Social Media in the Workplace. Collins, Shiffman, and Rock explain that social media allows for a two-way interaction which includes a sender and a feedback, and this makes sending research and sharing knowledge through scientists easily accessible while allowing the generation of knowledge to constantly
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