The Flip Side of Internet Fame In this article The Flip Side of Internet Fame by Jessica Bennett, there are many issues discussed in regards to the internet and how it can create instant fame and shame. This article talks about the many pros and cons with the Internet today and the effects it can cause. Although social sigma can be a useful deterrent, “the Internet is loose cannon,” says ethicist Jim Cohen of Fordham University School of Law in New York (Fawcett 579). Internet fame is causing more and more people to become isolated because of shame, rage, and death. The internet used to be a source for researching information, but today it is used as a battle field of hate and shame.
In the last twenty years, technology and social media have taken over the globe. Technology has enabled people to connect with each other; they can connect through email, text, or social networking sites. Since this phenomenon of being easily connected has occurred a significant amount of controversy has sparked. A few argue that social media is excellent while the majority of critics argue social media is having a negative effect on people. Two articles in which discuss the different effects of social media are “I Tweet, Therefore I am” and “The Upsides of Selfies: Social Media isn’t all bad for kids” by Peggy Orenstein and Kelly Wallace respectively.
He states that people from different locations of the globe can contribute to assisting others despite the distance separating them. Through the social media, the author argues that ideas of activism have been circulating very fast in the recent past due to the availability of Facebook and Twitter. Gladwell provides an example of Iran where the revolution began outside the country through a well-known blogger in the United States. The Iranians could only see English written information with an ending of hash tag “#IranElections”. Therefore, through the internet, the Iranians achieved their goal by the help of people outside their country (Gladwell,
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
Generally, when we speak of being bullied, we often refer to the devastation someone has faced and its consequences. However, in today’s society the odds of being publicly humiliated are fairly slim, as students and peers are venting towards social media for revenge. But with Smart-Tech I am offering you security by allowing you to freely control what is to be aired on your social media devices. Social media, which was developed to facilitate communication and entertainment has lost its sole purpose, due to the improvements in technology that are supposedly developing our lives. However, this technology that we have created has become the ultimate form of bettering standard of living; and to me any mechanism that can be used for such, can also be used to control.
Social media is a powerful source in today’s society, 81% of the population in the United States alone has set up a social media profile. Many use the media for useful things, like educational opportunities and business inquiries. Although there are people who may look at it more in a concerning aspect. Many people today view the social media as a stage where they are judged and told what the real way to look and act is, more specifically, body image. Social Media has a negative impact on body image, through creating a perfect view physically which affects someone mentally, targeting both male and female, and turning away from the real goal of social media.
Social media has revolutionized the way people communicate with each other. In the wake of its growing popularity for ease of finding and sharing information, this revolution has sparked debate about how much is too much time spent on the internet, and the evidence is mounting that social media can have a troubling and negative impact on a young person’s mental health. There are many different sides to this debate, but two of the more vocal are the parents versus the children, who are spending an increasing amount of time on the internet. Many parents view the internet as a distraction, a way for their kids to waste time, and a way for bullying to happen more easily. However, many young people see the positive sides of the internet and social
The second article that i wanted compare it is “How to Tell a Flatterer from a Friend”. Generation of social media has forgetter what is the flatterer friend and what is the pure one. A lot of people are becoming a flatterer to look better in society. Every day tones of people fighting for the recognition on the internet and they showing that they are your friends, but they are not. It is sad to see how people trade their values and beliefs for the virtual reality that is not going to bring any benefit for the society, but their own ego.
If it’s not what we see online which makes it true it 's what we hear as well, Being that I have grown up with social media I can see the downfall that people fall through every day. The downfalls may be, being isolated from friends, family, and knowing too much. What we know can truly effect how we process things and how we communicate to each other. I would say social media is destroying us slowly and the human race are helping kill us. Every day, people see or even watch thing that are posted online that can change their views or even just simply how we think.
Many social media sites (Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook, etc.) take up so much of our time and they keep us from doing a task [they interrupt us from continuing]. Our natural nature of being raised with these sites and internet access have caused us to think we need them, just because ALL of society has them. Smartphones are the “drug of distractions,” the computer in our pockets was basically made to distract us (Murphy). The influence that the world’s distractions has on all people is what causes