Essay on The Effects Of Social Media On Society

1548 Words May 29th, 2016 null Page
Humans are social beings. Discuss two effects (both negative and positive) that Facebook has contributed to the change of society. Cite at least one resource. Write a multi-paragraph response.
Man is a social animal. Just like every human being has a basic instinct for food, water, shelter and physical love, they also have a need for being recognised and loved socially. They require being part of a social group, having friends who they can share their innermost thoughts with and express their feelings with. With the growth of technology (the-pros-and-cons-of-facebook, 2013), today’s generation is finding it immensely challenging to find time to make friends or to build relationships. Many businesses in the technology space have found that this trend of lack of time and drive to build face to face relationships is something that they can capitalise on. This has resulted in the emergence of social media – which in simple terms is a media for people to socialise. Social media is defined as a technology based platform which helps businesses as well as individuals to create, share and exchange information, ideas, content, photographs, music and videos. It is a term that is used quite a lot today and it has becomes hugely popular because of its ability to connect people not just within a closed circuit but across multiple networks. In fact it would not be wrong to say that social media has helped todays individual to make friends not just within the country but across the world.…

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