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.
Have you ever read the comment section of news stories on Yahoo.com? There is a strong presence of disinhibition in the comment section due the fact that communication allows for an anonymous nature that can provide in some cases a less civil society. One might believe civilized disclosure is not as important as freedom of expression. Common knowledge dictates that people are more aggressive, intense and forthright when posting messages online and state things they would do in person. This is because they feel anonymous and can act as rude as they like without immediate effect of consequence.
She begins her essay by informing us how technology affects different kinds of people differently. She states, “It’s only on the screen that shy people open up.”(373) she states that when hiding behind the screen people that are afraid to interact with others and feel comfortable enough to come out of their shell and talk to people. Sherry shows that some people feel safer when they hide behind their screens because they are not afraid they will not know what to say. When they are behind the screen, they have as much time to respond as they need. In my opinion, technology is making it worse for these people.
Social media gives people an unrealistic expectation of what they should look like or act. As a result, people feel self-conscious about their body image which makes them afraid to encounter their peers. The more hours spent “gaming online, the stronger the link to social anxiety disorder, social phobia, depression, and even pain” (Introduction to Does the Internet Increase Anxiety). People use online gaming as an escape from reality. They not only feel more comfortable talking to people through a computer screen, but they also do not like to interact face to face.
This is indirectly caused into social-phobia. They lose time for physical activities as they spend their leisure time on SNSs. They are lack of inter-personnel communicational skills and they are having thefeeling of independence that is associated with social media where there is no parental control and also elevation of their social status among the peers, where one has many followers on the social network. This will change their attitudes and sometimes they will lose their connection with family members as they are wasting time on those sites. It may direct them to unwanted contents as well as to unwanted
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.
As communicating online replaces face-to-face communication it blunts our social skills. Technology prevents us from experiencing real life communication situation and at once makes it difficult for some people to handle the situation when it occurs. This kind of scene could develop a social anxiety in one’s life. Plus, more time online means less time in spending time interacting with human. This causes one to gaining less real life companions and leads to depression and loneliness.
With how society has been evolving with most people living their lives on social media, it 's hard to dictate a cultural norm because we have a two main groups of people. Those who can interact and socialize effectively and those who cannot. It is far too easy nowadays to just be able to hop online and set up a dating profile and just allow a computer to match you with someone else, you don 't have to truly interact and break through awkward first impressions when you already have their bio, picture, and interests all lined up for you. People no longer need to introduce themselves to someone and they can communicate easily via messaging. They can calculate their responses through text and essentially pretend to be someone their not so you
Social media has created a comfortable space for individuals to feel more confident about themselves because the media contains individuals who are willing to support them. “Dissenters, on the other hand, are denounced so they clam up for fear of being ostracized (Tobak)” therefore they do not speak and this leads to what is called the “spiral of silence” (Hiebert and Tobak). The spiral of silence is when individuals chooses to remain silent when they feel their idea is opposing a majority group (Hiebert). Individuals usually have a hard time sharing their opinion when they know it is not perceived as a popular opinion by others; therefore, they avoid revoking ideas that the majority is supporting on the media (Tobak). The more that nonconformists are punished for sharing their unpopular ideas, the more likely that the spiral of silence is to increase.