A research has been carried out worldwide from year 2012 to 2016 on the daily time spent on social networking by internet users. (see Appendix 1) The research has shown that minute per day spent by internet users on social media has been increasing over the year from 2012 to 2016. In year 2012, internet users spent only 96 minutes in social media compared to 100 minutes in year 2013. In year 2014, an increase of 3 minutes in time spent on social media compared to year 2013. Minutes spent on social media per day in year 2015 has increased by 6 minutes when compared to year 2014, which is 103 minutes.
Although some see social media as a negative impact on teen’s lives, social media is a positive tool to both aid teens with self esteem issues and also it promotes the communication between students and allows the creation of lasting bonds and promotes the success of students. In a study done by CNN of 1000 teenagers on how social media affected them mentally 28% (Kelly) said that it made them more outgoing and 29% (Kelly) said social media made them feel less shy. Also, one in five teens surveyed stated that social media made them more confident (Kelly). Because of the openness of social media teenagers can easily express themselves. With proper management social media can act as positive reinforcement towards everyone, and can be used to build others up.
How has social media changed the way teenagers communicate in society today? Introduction I chose this topic because social media has grown to be one of the industries with the fastest growth in the world and teenagers impacted this growth. According to a Pew Research Center study, 92 percent of teenagers are online daily, making them “the most active social media participants of any demographic.” Since teenagers spend the majority of their time on the internet, the relationships with their families and friends is affected. Even if social media has changed the way we communicate in our society, I believe social media has changed us for the better because we are now able to connect with friends and family in a matter of seconds, no matter
Google Inc., is a giant, an Internet giant with the record of 22.9 billion dollars solely on the advertising revenues in 2009. Furthermore, Google cooperation is the indisputable leader of the internet search. It’s so big that every generation knows about it. In the October of 2013, Google‘s shares has been surged to a high record of more than 1000 dollars per shares. Solely by the comparison, Google’s initial public offering in August 2004 was 85 dollars per share.
Facebook, Twitter, YouTube ... who has not heard of these websites of social media? Everywhere you turn today, the emphasis is on social networking and on-line connection. These popular websites have millions of users who spend 22 percent of their time online, according to the Nielsen Company. People of all ages are now tuning in to this form of interactive dialogue as a means of communication with others. But not this form of communication and socialization have a price?
Zahra Abrahimi (21828) ENG 215: MWP 3-Section 001 Dr. Murray Negative Impacts of Social Media on Students These days, social media is a vital part of our lives that majority of people use Facebook, Skype, Twitter, etc. in order to exchange ideas, videos, pictures, and personal information with each other. According to the research that conducted by (Lenhart et al., 2010) 98 % of students in America have a social media profile (2010) and students by using social media can develop their social skills and access to all kind of information in a second. It is true that social media has positive impacts on the users especially students but we cannot ignore the negative impacts of it. Most of the researchers believe that the negative effects of social
The percentage of online adults who use social networking sites has steadily risen. As of January 2014, 74% of all online adults use social networking sites. For adults ages 18-29, 89% of them use social networking sites. For adults ages 30-49, 82% of them do. For adults ages 50-64, 65% of them do, and for adults ages 65+, 49% of them use social networking sites.
(techinfographics.com, 2014). Teenvogue.com reported that the art of the selfie have been practiced and perfected by many people in recent years and more than 31 million Instagram photos have been hashtagged #selfie, and according to a recent study from the Pew Research Center, 91 percent of teens have posted a photo of themselves online. On November 2013 ‘Selfie’ had been named the international word of the year by Oxford Dictionaries. Oxford Dictionary defines selfies as, “A photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically with a smartphone or webcam and uploaded to a social media website” (OxfordDictionary.com, 2013). The wonder of selfies has captivated the social digital world from Hollywood actors, US president Obama, and even
Wallis (2013) explains that 44 percent of these users were female; including 30 percent of migrant women. The internet users in the country spend an average of 18.6 hours on the internet (Chu, 2012). In China, many internet users use the internet to access different Chinese websites that enhance their businesses, social lives and cultural lives. The technological advancement in the country enables users to use the internet for different purposes. Most of the teenagers and youth in the country use the internet for online gaming (Bu, 2006; Niemz, Griffiths & Banyard).
In 2015, Facebook had over 1.450 billion active monthly users, WhatsApp had over 700 million active monthly users, and Instagram and Skype each had 300 million active monthly users worldwide the time spent on these sites is growing at more than three times the rate of overall Internet growth (Mohamed, 2015). A considerable amount of previous studies (e.g.,