Social Media And Its Impact On Society Essay

1088 Words Jan 27th, 2015 5 Pages
Technology has, for generations, been the center of controversial arguments in regards to how it, both positively and negatively, affects society. Specifically, social media, which has clearly shown to have connected humans together on a global scale, is also claimed to have a negative impact on the lives of active users. However, I believe that social media has an overall positive effect on people’s lives. Some users even report that using social media decreases stress levels and improves their social standings. Social media is a great way for information to spread, which is beneficial in a number of cases. Many problems that seem to derive from social media are actually a result of something completely unrelated to the social media platform itself. Social media is often said to be harmful to the lives of its users, in that is leaves them feeling stressed out and isolated from the real world. This is said to be a result of people spending more time online and less time interacting with others in person, and that “The use of social networking sites is correlated with personality and brain disorders, such as the inability to have in-person conversations, a need for instant gratification, ADHD, and self-centered personalities, as well as addictive behaviors.” (Social networking, 2014). Another reason given for the harmfulness of social media is that it supposedly has had negative impacts on real world relationships because of disputes that had happened online.…

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