Social media also changes the norms. It feels like the norms nowadays are to communicate friends and other people through social media. But the most effective way in minimizing the isolation that some students are now suffering is the personal communication. Although, social media is a need, we must also consider the negative effect and not only the positive effect because every issue has advantages and disadvantages. The isolation that cause by the social media is not a direct effect but a process.
What is social media? “Social media is an internet-based form of communication. Social media platforms allow users to have conversations, share information and create web content” (University Communication and Marketing, 2017). There are many types of social media, for example, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Blogger, and more. As days go by, social media is getting more popular among the young generation.
It is not odd anymore that social media has a global impact on many people around the world. Social media has helped to connect people anywhere and everywhere around the world. As defined by Merriam Webster dictionary Social media is forms of electronic communication which allow users to create online communities that can share information, personal messages, and many other contents. It created a community and have helped people to stay in touch with each other. Scholars have been one of the biggest contributors to the platform.
As previously stated, social media helps kids stay connected with friends and family from different parts of the world because “Online communication is particularly cost-effective and easy to use, allowing adolescents the opportunity to initiate, build, and maintain relationships with family, peers, and even strangers across varying distances” (Anthony, LeCory, and Williams, 494). Even though online communication is keeping people connected, the use of technology at a young age has an impact on adolescents’ personal development. The friendships, children have on social media might not be as meaningful as they seem. The article, Trends in Adolescent Development Impacting Practice: How Can We Catch Up, states that “[…], youth are unlikely to virtually “disconnect” from their peers when they are alone, instead choosing relief from momentary feelings of loneliness or unhappiness over a period of renewal and self-reflection” (Anthony, LeCory, and Williams, 493), this indicates that adolescents do not know how to deal with their emotions. Going online might help the individual temporarily, but if they see or read something that triggers a certain feeling it can make them feel
Social media features many benefits from convenience to better networking. However, some scholars warn of the possibility of addiction to social media. They believe that it may lead to “socially negative consequences such as social isolation, erosion of social cohesion” (Baek, Young and Jang 512). Social media is part and parcel of everyday life nowadays, and therefore the danger of addiction is imminent. Addiction affects not only a person and his or her family, but also society as well.
Social media are becoming very common today and many people are attracted to them. They are used for all kinds of purposes by different people. The use of social media is an increasing occurrence in both private and academic life. Social media refer to tools used to enable users for social interaction. The use of social media improves teaching in classrooms.
“Depression and loneliness, both of which cause or effect of social media addiction.” This article might state the fact that someone uses social media a lot in their daily life. However, another article talks about how “If you were to connect, in real life, with as many folks as you can connect with through the internet, the outcome would be disastrous.” Personally, I agree with that; it is a lot easier to communicate with social media than real life. It also talks about how people have insecurities in real life, and when they are on social media, they don’t have to care about them. “Being a person means wearing a mask. Even the word is derived from the Etruscan word "phersu," which means mask.
Introduction Social networking is defined as a service that helps in building social relationships and interactions. With the advancement in technology, social sites have simplified to enable links with friends, family members, schoolmates and colleagues in a very short time. It has become possible to share media, for instance images, videos, documents and text messages. Social media has changed the way in which people interact. Social networking sites have attracted millions of users and provide them with new information and communication tools.
Worldwide Connectivity Although Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and MySpace are undoubtedly the most renowned social networking communities, there are new websites popping up frequently that are committed to allow people to connect and to interact via the Internet. Through such sites, people make new friends and many more. This can helping in inspiring and managing social lives. And also this creates awareness of what is happening around the world. It encourages discovery.
The development of Information Communication Technology (ICT) has brought great changes in education field. In other words, the world of tecnology and communication has advanced quickly these days, ICT has aslo formed the world to be more active than before, and education should follow the ICT as well as achieve more improved by using ICT. Nowadays, teachers and students are involved in social networks such as Facebook which attract not only the attention of younger learners but slso student’s universities ( (Brady, Holcomb, & Smith, 2010), because the users get many benefits from this, for example ; it gives chances to express and share opinions, ideas as well as easily communicate with people all around the world. According to Harrison and Thomas (2009), social network sites can greatly affect English learning process due to language’s interactive nature. However, it is really effective as assessed or not.