Hunter acknowledges this, explaining, “there are many people who purposefully craft an image of themselves [...] the lack of openness can lead to bonds not being fully formed.” Without an understanding of someone’s flaws, one cannot understand who they are and connect with them. Online personas prevent connection, but people do not resist this. Instead, they tend to embrace the loneliness and continue in the never-ending cycle of isolation and pretty pictures. It seems unlikely that in our world of constant communication that anyone could ever feel isolated, but the pressure users feel online to seem perfect prevents them from ever being anything else. This mental isolation mimics the isolation that caused Jane to lose her sanity permanently, and people today risk doing the same with every deceptive post.
Social media is very influental for life. Especially teenegers who are looking for his identity. Social media influence the behavior of adolescent who are looking for his or her identity. The first i will explain discuss about negative impacts of social media The first, social media mates us anti-social, spending more time with social media make us less and more interacting with other people in the real world. Said “shannon Poppito, a phychologist at baylor medical university in Dallas”states that when people spend more time in social media, they break off the relationship from real life end up feeling less connected with them selves.
Sherry Turkle writes, "Terrified of being alone, yet afraid of intimacy, we experience widespread feelings of emptiness, of disconnection, of the unreality of self." (Turkle 1996: 280). When we find ourselves not connected for a single moment we feel alone and perceive an issue we need to solve. We start to place reliance on technology and discover new ways online to satisfy our needs. The chats on Ashely Madison leads people to slowly turn away from their partners and resort to other people online that help them feel alive.
In the article “How Facebook Ruins Friendships”, the author Elisabeth Bernstein argues that in the incorrect use of social media is making people grew apart. First, the author states people who keep their online status busy, yet they can still find time for surfing the social media. The other argument she has is when people share very intimate details of themselves on the social media, this sometimes repels away some people. The authors third point of argument was people will continue their argument even they are not in the same room. It really strains their relationships because they are not there to explain themselves.
These sites diminish its user’s privacy to the point that it is accepted (Anderson 1). Not only do social networks hurt us, but users use it in a way for emotional self-harm. People constantly compare their real life to others virtual lives (Stephens-Davidowitz 1). Additionally, social media tends to make users less social in reality, contrary to the name. Modern technology is not always a good thing, sometimes it needs to be limited.
People need to stop relying on technology in order to counteract the habits acquired through the use of technology that have made people, as a whole, dumber. Social Media has changed the way people go through their daily lives and using it can cause issues. In fact, it can cause anxious and nervous people depending on the environment (Sanders 19). Also, if people use technology for a great amount of time, they start to get uncomfortable talking to people in social and business situations (“Technology and Society”). Technology makes people not want to think, but to just look
However, the prejudgements, rumors, misinterpretations, etc. often lead to making that person a target not because of their own self, but for their appearance. Those same reasons also lead to the lack of empathy in an individual. The Maycomb County folks are, “... so busy worrying about the next world they’ve never learned to live in this one, and you can look down the street and see the results.” (Lee p. 73). They are so busy worrying about protecting themselves that they even forget about the others.
Obviously, hate speech is a part of virtual world because of poor censored content and existence of huge number of unknown or fake accounts. When, children face hate speech in social media, they may adsorb such behavior and start to trust people less considering the case in virtual world to be identical to the real-life situations. For a number of children, being online for long duration may cause addiction. As Wu (2013) points out having game application inside social media site can increase the chance of game addiction alongside addiction to social network itself. Such children feel the urge of checking their status on both game and the site which isolates them from real world.
However, they have served to create division between people. In the modern world, people are exposed to unfamiliar and different ideologies on a daily basis, through social relations in diverse communities and especially through the internet and social media. This of course has led to an clash of religious ideologies and the debate of which deity or religion should predominate institutions, governments and populations (especially in the second world countries). What has exasperated religious tensions is the lack of tolerance. Tolerant people realize that it isn’t necessary for them to agree with the differing ideas of their fellow neighbor, classmate, or colleague but to simply “let them be”.
Much of today’s censorship occurs in the name of Political Correctness. Many people today do not like the opinions of those who disagree with them and so seek to create a safe-space. An echo chamber of similar thoughts and ideas. What started out as a way to make the internet a safer place and protect people from harassment has devolved into silencing critics regardless of how legitimate their points are. This is a dangerous precedent.