Digital and social media involves us in too many lives and events that are not always meant to be of our concern. Seeing other people’s fake happiness within in their “perfect” lives and relationships causes us to feel ungrateful and displeased for the people and relationships we have surrounding
One does not simply feel lonely from seeing other people and connecting with them through the internet. It comes from many other factors in which Facebook can only strengthen once they are already there. From personally experience I know that even when one is feeling lonely that even then Facebook can still brighten up their day. With its plethora of people and topics there is a vast amount of information for one to explore and simply lose themselves in thought and exploration. It is a tool of connection and information not isolation and
Social media solves this problem and it does it very well, Dickerson is a living example of this. He was a large fan of the TV show "Twin Peaks" and, through the power of social media, he was able to meet the co-creator of the show, Mark Frost. Dickerson "responded to one of his tweets, [they] started a conversation, and now [they] are “talking” almost every day" (1). Without social media, this never would have happened. Social media connects people by providing people with opportunities to meet others that they never would otherwise.
With today’s technological advances communication is easier than ever before. Although, text and multimedia messaging have allowed people to communicate anywhere, anytime, with the induction of social media, communication has gone even farther. In fact, social media’s popularity has had such a significant growth “that almost everywhere in the world, it is not unusual to see people facing down towards mobile devices to check social media while walking and doing or doing any activities” (Sriwilai & Charoensukmongkol, 2015, p. 427). However, this rise in virtual communication has slowly diminished the importance of intimacy and the need and/or desire to interact in person. Furthermore, it has created more opportunities for the malevolent.
Just because we now view people to be amazing doesn't mean that at one point in time they had to endure the pain of their ideas being rejected. Some people take the pain of being an outsider and turn it into motivation such as the stories stated above, but due to the lack of psychological strength others
Some people say that social media can break up relationships, but this is not always true it can also bring relationships together. It can help people get to know each other better, it can introduce new people that you have never met before, and it can boost your confidence about meeting somebody new. According to (Erik Qualman) in his video named Social media video 2013 he said, "One in three marriages started on social media last longer", Erik Qualman also said in the same video that, "One in five couples meet online". The internet does not destroy relationships, but instead creates new relationships. Although people say that social media destroys relationships, Erik Qualman proved that the internet does not just destroy relationships between people, but brings people together to and sometimes it is better because they last longer when they meet online instead of in person.
Over the past 10-20 years, social media has become a very popular source of communication worldwide. Due to its wide range of consumers, its ability to communicate information to our community has become an easy task. Social media comes in different forms such as blogs, video apps, tweeting, and picture apps. Due to everyone receiving the same information from their source of media it is likely that many people are influenced by the information. Some people may take the information seen and either agree, oppose, or at times even allow this information to change them.
They are able to share freely, which apprehends their minds to think positively despite of the conflicts either in real life or in Social media. It keeps them calm and relax especially during free time. Deliberating Social Media as the root of communication in technology, users are able to chat with their friends to ask for advices in order to solve problems. Minds are set to help each other in gaining self-esteem. Analyzing the negative side, it has a lot of effects mentally and emotionally.
The growing usage of social networking sites easily influence people to have their own social media sites and making them addicted to online interactions which, when used excessively, will degrade the quality of face to face interactions. A very common case about social media interactions is that people tend to show only the things about themselves that they want people to know and at the same time hiding another side of them that would change others’ opinion about them (Serra, 2014). This is probably due to the need to have bunch of online friends to have their back and
Most people who are stereotyping and prejudging are often ignorant and misinformed about the characteristics of the people they are judging. (Berstein et al, 2006). This can be changed by groups being organised and informing people about different cultures and different social groups. This can help people change their perception of people and also help form friendships and even relationships. This helps prevent people becoming outcast and being unable to form friendships and relationships with people , in a perfect world prejudice would be handled better and many more people would try and prevent it but in the world we live in humans cannot help but stereotype and pre judge as it is built into our genes from many years ago.
Social media has always been a beneficial tool for the society. It is an inexpensive wildly accessible electronic tool that enables anyone to share, exchange and collaborate on common grounds. This joint effort allows people to connect and resolve critical and important issues. Social media is the fastest and the easiest way for the community to get involved and contribute to some of the most important decisions. Social media also enhances on to the steps taken toward a meaningful change.