Society utilizes Instagram to upload self-images, known as “selfies” to be recognized by others, gain likes and followers to become “Instagram famous.” 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.
Visiobibliophobia is when people is very addictive to Facebook which they tend to worry about their own Facebook feed and how people would think about their posts. People who are addictive to Facebook tend to open Facebook very frequently and most of the time they do not do any action but only to scroll around looking for other people’s action. (Zaremohzzabieh, 2014). If people play too much social media and start to have Visiobibliophobia, they will most likely have their mind stuck too much in the social media rather than the reality which may lead them to be unhappy. Moreover, if they only worry about their Facebook page and forget about their life in the outside world, they may be isolated by others.
The internet used to be a source for researching information, but today it is used as a battle field of hate and shame. Many people are using social media as a way of being spiteful and mean to others. People are sometimes being recorded against their will and placed on internet sites for other people to view. Some may see it as a funny joke, but the person who it is actually happening to sees it as humiliating and violating. The first example that Bennett used was about the Star Wars kid and how he not knowingly got filmed reenacting scenes from the Star Wars film.
This can be very dangerous because many people make fake accounts pretending to be someone else. Many teens are tricked by predators on the Internet into meeting them or giving up their home address. Hackers could also hack into social media accounts finding out personal or private information. Dealing with social networking sites can be very dangerous and can result in losing privacy or
Interacting online creates a sort of distance, like an uncanny costume, that can isolate one from humanity. I feel as if the internet has affected today's generation, including myself, the most. Before posting a picture, everyone feels the need to edit the photo just so it can be “social media worthy”. Along with that, Westerfield also says of John Suler’s article that he "describes the tendency of otherwise well-adjusted people to behave antisocially online. Often these people are anonymous, but even when identity is preserved, human behavior is different online."
Almost every person experiences social anxiety in some type of situation. Social anxiety disorder continues to be a growing problem because of the unlimited access to the internet, judgment of people’s peers and the fear of humiliating oneself in public; however, SAD can have
Racism is everywhere on social media, even as simple as just the topic circulating around. People use social media everyday and post things that are on their mind or pictures of something they are doing. This can be related to their ethnicity and what they like to engage in. Many different opinions and impressions can come from what is posted depending on a person’s perspective. Someone can get insulted by what you have posted and you might not have thought that it was harmful in any way.
Reality then is persuaded on social media not only through the messages of advertiser, but also the fact that users display their idealistic selves and thus display an alternate self that in most cases become a unrealistic representation. Information on social media then becomes unreliable because there is a constant persuasion of the truth. We only have access to a very curated version of other peoples identities, and so social media exposes us to a filtered truth. Also unlike former media outlets, like television and advertising social media takes the persuasion of reality to an even greater extent as “With social media, persuading the public and influencing opinions have become more achievable and, yet, more uncontrollable.” (). —— explains that because content on social media can be posted by virtually anyone there is no process of approval an thus there is no censorship.
That is in 2 people. Why isn’t there enough being done about this issue? Although cyber-bullying is hurting someone without physical contact, in reality it can hurt even more than physical abuse. Behind the screens are real people with actual feelings; some have been driven to depression, some have been driven to attempting or even committing suicide. Cyberbullying is when individuals assault other individuals on the Internet through social media websites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and so forth.