Social media is a great tool for society; it was reported in Penard’s article that it makes people happier and also allows for global communication and connection. However, social media leads to stress and anxiety because of the constant worry for getting a notification or creating the perfect image on social media. Social media is a platform for social interactions that can increase happiness but it also can cause depression and anxiety from social media interaction. Each source is valid and invalid in its own unique way. The negative article on social media portrays social media as a depressive, inclusive and harmful to the emotions of a human.
There are some negative impact of social media usage such as making us become addicted to social media, excessive use of social media makes us become addicted as, if we should always open social media every day and make an obligation. We can be influenced to always want to know a new information that exist in social media when an information that is not too important for our lives. Social media also makes us lazy to socialize with other people in real life, while socializing in real is very important for our lives. The emergence of social media makes us feel no need to socialized in real life, because in social media we can socialize with others, but it actually makes us useless, because socializing in social media we just do not necessarily know the person is good or bad. Too much socializing with others in social media
Although social media is supposed to help connect people from all around the world, ironically, it has the potential to make us less social. For a social media to be a truly effective communication tool, all users hold an obligation to be honest, accurate, and not allow online networking to replace human contact completely. In the workplace for instance, the use of electronic communication has overtaken face-to-face and voice-to-voice communication widely (Tardanico, 2012). People nowadays would prefer to use instant messaging or other social media rather than hanging out and talk with someone. 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.
Technology may keep us in touch,but it can rip us apart from society. People overuse social media all the time and people start to depend on it more and more and they start to isolate themselves from society. That’s what causes depression, anxiety, and social awkwardness. Although technology may keep us in contact with family and friends, it’s also the root to many different types of evil that you probably never thought would happen to you. Social media and networking provides a distraction from life.
(%... from slides) Although social media is the best form of communication, it has also brought many risks. In the past, it took very little to have fun. Simple activities, such as hide-and-seek and hop-scrotch, could bring entertainment all over the world. However, things changed drastically when social media was introduced. It reduced the level of human interaction and people rarely have face-to-face interaction, which diminishes the understanding and thoughtfulness of one person to the other, therefore jeopardising relationships.
Introduction The technology keeps developing in these few decades and computer is one of the most common electronic devices in everyone’s house nowadays. Due to the popularity of using a computer, social media like Friendster, blogger, Facebook, Flickr, Twitter appears to help people to communicate easier with others. Social media is the social interaction among people, which people create, share or exchange information, opinion and feeling in a virtual communities and networks. Also, these social media also have been used as a tool to meet new friends, learn new things. Although these social media applications are created for convenient people, there are also some people who use it as a tool of crime.
Social media also changes the norms. It feels like the norms nowadays are to communicate friends and other people through social media. But the most effective way in minimizing the isolation that some students are now suffering is the personal communication. Although, social media is a need, we must also consider the negative effect and not only the positive effect because every issue has advantages and disadvantages. The isolation that cause by the social media is not a direct effect but a process.
We interact with people through social media and we can play video games with people across the world. We use dating websites such as eHarmony to find suitable partners. The disadvantage is that people could use false information on social media and exploit the information provided on social media and endanger privacy and even your property. In our private life, we experience more disadvantages over the advantages. The advantages are that we can communicate and connect with our family and our circle of friends easier than before.
The use of social media such as Facebook and Twitter has rapidly grown to become a popular and influential form of computer mediated communication. The rationale behind using Facebook and Twitter for teaching and learning purposes is that they provide a platform or a meeting point for students who can socially interact with their classmates as well as communicate about their learning in their very own non-threatening space. In addition to the traditional lectures and tutorials, the online discussion forum of the Facebook and Twitter site has a tremendous potential to enhance learning and teaching, in particular for the development of higher order learning skills, student-centered pedagogy, authentic learning and interactive learning communities. Therefore, there is a need to investigate how students perceive and assess the effectiveness of Facebook and Twitter in providing a pedagogically sound virtual learning environment that could enhance their learning experience (Chartrand, 2012, Rasiah,
These new technologies develop more room for distractions, this prevents others to miss the things from everyday life happening. Due to a person involving their life mainly on social media and letting it lead their daily lives, there is a decrease in the amount of social interactions between others such as family (“Negative Effects” 2). There is less conversations happening between family members due to the addiction of social media. With the idea of wanting to spend lots of time on websites and using social media there is the decrease in the time others spend together overall. There begins to be relationships built off of online communication instead of face to face interactions (“Negative Effects” 5).