Social Media Negative

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There is no doubt that social and digital media help out almost everyone in their daily lives. Social media spreads ideas, knowledge and helps to organize our real world and digital world relationships. According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, social media can be defined as forms of electronic communication which users create online communities to share information, ideas, personal messages, and other content. Social and digital media play a big part of our lives and the different forms of it help shape us as individuals. However social media can have a negative impact on the quality of our lives. Despite the fact that experts say that digital media helps us because it may enhance time management skills; increase efficiency or social relations; and may even improve sanguinity and self-esteem, as well as knowledge, the truth is that social media is degrading the value we place on actual relationships and thus is destroying real communication.
Social media is seen as a metaphor for real life according to Sherry Turkle, a professor at MIT. We are brainwashed into thinking it will better our lives by making us happier and making communication easier but we are also aware that we cannot depend on such trivial things to make us truly happy. As they say, everything is good in moderation; the same applies to social media. The evolution from the first telegraph in 1792 to a current world of instant connectivity is really quite extraordinary. Traditionally we socialized face to
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