Marx’s theory of commodity fetishism defines the dangers of a capitalist society that is controlled a by a small group of bourgeoisie owners that seek profit through a narrow selection of products. More so, consumers are often unaware of the dangers of these products and the addictive properties of a commodity that dominate their lives. In this manner, a sociological analysis of Karl Marx’s commodity fetishism has been analyzed within the problematic issues of an American consumer
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.
Evidence shows that ordinary people are struggling with an addiction to their status online, which causes them to be distracted from the relationships around them. Along with this, depression has taken a presence among the social media population due to the pressure and comparison that comes from the public eye. Another startling aspect of social media is the permanent consequence that can come from controversial decisions, such as tweeting about transgender agendas or sending nude photos. While some people view the aspects of connectivity and business expansion that social media present as crucial to society, they are really not as important as commonly understood. Along with this, online networking provides a tendency for users to present themselves to man and not to God, which goes against what scripture teaches.
“Did my phone just buzz?” This is what 89% of social media users experience when they have an urge to go on social media to check their notifications, this believe it or not it is called Phantom Vibration Syndrome (yes it is a real thing). I believe social media has had a negative impact upon our society and the world due to its many negative side-effects. Social media is used by ⅓ of the population world wide, it has the power to do good and bad things it is a tool that requires pure intentions and a pure perception upon the usage of this tool. Thus it is not entirely a bad thing however, it does cause new syndromes to develop, normal human actions/behaviors are put aside, and worst of all it can affect your school life as well.
Next, social media is very addictive. Once you get onto facebook, it’s hard to stop. Likes and comments can serve as positive reinforcement, making it even more difficult to stop. Thirdly, social media can make you unhappy, unsatisfied, and restless. A very interesting study at the University of Michigan found that people who use Facebook more, are more likely to feel unhappy than those who use less of it.
The circulation of false information is a major problem on social media. “The Effect of Twitter Exposure on False Memory Formation,” written by Fenn, Kimberly M; Griffin, Nicholas R; Uitvlugt, Mitchell G; Ravizza, Susan M, presents the issue that the false information spreading on social media can affect people unfavorably as it leads to memory distortion. In addition, the article also states, “Social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter have increased drastically in popularity. However, information on these sites is not verified and may contain inaccuracies”(Fenn et al.). Since various sites have gained popularity many more people are using them and many more people are becoming susceptible to the information on the sites that are “not verified and may contain inaccuracies”(Fenn et al.).
Social Media Has a Positive Influence on People Social media, who does not know this nowadays…. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and so there are thousands of different social media platforms. Almost everyone all over the world uses one of these platforms. Find an old friend on Facebook, watch a funny video on YouTube or send a tweet to that handsome actor.
In the last twenty years, technology and social media have taken over the globe. Technology has enabled people to connect with each other; they can connect through email, text, or social networking sites. Since this phenomenon of being easily connected has occurred a significant amount of controversy has sparked. A few argue that social media is excellent while the majority of critics argue social media is having a negative effect on people. Two articles in which discuss the different effects of social media are “I Tweet, Therefore I am” and “The Upsides of Selfies: Social Media isn’t all bad for kids” by Peggy Orenstein and Kelly Wallace respectively.
It is estimated that half of the social media users have shared new stories, videos, and images received from media houses (Tobias, 2011, p.34). In fact, studies indicate that social media has passed television and radio stations as the main source of news for the young people (Shirky, 2011, p.26). Apart from news, social media also creates other forms of awareness among the people of the world (Hansen, Shneiderman & Smith, 2010, p.33). For instance, some organizations use social media sites as the route to spread awareness on health, social and political issues. The social media users who inform the public about health issues mainly concentrate on how to keep fit and avoid certain diseases such as cancer, diabetes, and obesity (Hansen,
SOCIAL MEDIA Social Media are is a facility internet-based which makes it easy user in varity of way such information, ideas, career, interests and other. The important thing is with social media, we can know more knowledge and communicate discuss about negative impact in social media From the many articles what i read is impact of social media. I see more negative impact than positive impact and if I think, negative impacts make more sense ande more impact than positive impact. So, I choose negative impact because social media can be damage a person’s physical or psychological, and it has happened a lot
The first negative impact of social media is that it leads to brain crashes. Which can lead to mental illness. Spending more time with using social media reduce the amount of using the brain in a good way. For example, using it became addiction some times. Several people are addictive social media, such as Facebook and Instagram.
When most people think of envy, they think of a competition that pushes someone to improve themselves to be like another person. While it is true that envy can definitely have a positive impact, in A Separate Peace by John Knowles, the reality of envy is displayed when Gene hurts his best friend Finny. The overpowering feeling can take over a person and bring them suspicion that can cause them to commit poor actions leaving them damaged and changed forever. The first place we see this in the book is when Gene starts suspecting Finny of planning a master scheme to wreck his academic success.