An important aspect of the social media sites is the degree at which users share the news channeled to them by the media houses. It is estimated that half of the social media users have shared new stories, videos, and images received from media houses (Tobias, 2011, p.34). In fact, studies indicate that social media has passed television and radio stations as the main source of news for the young people (Shirky, 2011, p.26). Apart from news, social media also creates other forms of awareness among the people of the world (Hansen, Shneiderman & Smith, 2010, p.33). For instance, some organizations use social media sites as the route to spread awareness on health, social and political issues.
Other than the positive benefits of using social media like better communication, faster information and news gathering, and freedom of speech, there are also drawbacks from using these sites such as time consuming, less bonding with family, and bullying. Social media has been affecting this world since the day it began to work. It has produced various benefits and issues along the way. One of the population that social media has been affecting is the college students. This study aimed to know the attitudes and perceptions toward social media of selected BS Psychology first year college students of De La Salle Lipa and has found out that almost everyone is an active user of different social media sites.
Social media has provided mobile, web technology and a wide range of opportunities for the people who are also affordable. Social media is a tool of computer that allows the creation, sharing and exchange of information and ideas images and videos on a network. Social media helps to share information on the virtual communities. Social media plays an important role in lives of people. It is imperious part of lives of people all around the world.
Social Media Affects People: Making A Better and Modern Life In the 21st century, the Internet becomes more and more widespread and deeply influences our daily life. As an important part of the Internet, social media plays a significant role and affects every sides of people’s everyday. People are in love with their social media and are using them multiple times a day. According to data, Facebook has more than one billion of registered users around the world. In China, WeChat and Weibo are two most popular social medias.
Since its induction, social media has captivated users of all ages and has become a common staple in households across the United States and has had a significant impact on American culture. Evidence (1): a) Friends and families are not only able to reconnect,
Social media has created an extensive role in the way today’s generation is growing up. Despite the fact that it may have benefits, it has created a negative impact in a major way on the current generation. Social media has engulfed the minds and actions of most young people today, becoming a prominent part of their everyday lives. When one engages with social media, they are blinded to the harmful effects that consume their life. Since the 21st century, it is no secret how social media has expanded, ranging from simple apps to complete sites.
Social media has a positive influence on individuals and their relationships by keeping people connected with each other, it has an ability to brighten ones mood, and social media allows people to share details with an extensive amount of people. Social media allows people to stay in contact with each other even if they are too busy to meet with each other. People are always busy whether it's going to work or taking care of their children, they seem to have less time to meet with their other friends and family members. Social media allows people to see images of what their
The effects of social media on us The utilization of social media is widespread today throughout modern society and healthcare. Social media is defined as “forms of electronic communication through which users create online communities to share information, ideas, personal messages, and other content” (Merriam Webster 2013). Examples of social media include blogs, Twitter, LinkedIn, Wikipedia, YouTube, podcasts, online forums and Facebook (Kuhns, 2012). There are numerous favorable circumstances and inconveniences related with these types of communications. It is broadly utilized as a strategy for boosting public profile and identity More than 800 health centers in the United States of America are identifiable
The advent of the Internet and digital communication technologies has greatly contributed to the revolution of youth oriented media. Social media websites also offers the opportunity to expand their contacts to obtain information and exchange thoughts. (Teresi,2012)states that“It also provides the quick and easy way to circulate messages to a large circle of people without physical movement and from the comfort of their homes.” (Westerman,Spence and Heide,2012:201) note that “the social media have gained increased usage rapidly for a variety of reasons. News and information is one such reason.” The intensity and speed of news articles published on the Internet can be a cause of stress for politicians who are forced to respond almost immediately in the current political environment. It is common for the generation of social networks to scan their live broadcasts on Facebook or Twitter and choose the most interesting stories
Introduction This research is based on the great influence media and social media has on the democracy process of certain Countries (United States of America to be more precise) and if indeed it does foster a healthy political platform. With the gates being opened for political dialogues formed by the new media (Obamas change campaign) a norm develops automatically which encourages the mass to demand for a more direct form of democracy (Crabtree 2002). The first part of this proposal part one analyses the possible problems worldwide but with a case study on the U.S.A in theory. Personal Experience and Perspective In hindsight, I have noted how key social media is on a much smaller scale of politics and the manipulation of a target audience.