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cwerner814
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Jevinigh
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Is Social Media Good for Society?

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Started: 4/16/2014 Category: Society
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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cwerner814

Con

As stated in the title, I want to find out your opinion on how social media effects today's society. Personally I think all it does is help spread the bullying and harassment problems we have throughout America. One of the common retaliations is that it helps connect people together.. well that's about the only good point, its misused and defiantly abused.
Jevinigh

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You can abuse Cheese burgers, You can actually die from drinking too much water. The " its abused" argument is a weak ground to stand on when talking about a large and broad issue with massive implications for society. Social media is a net benefit for society, its ability to help us connect is only part of it. Social media is also Instrumental politically as it helps not just to get a message out but also to expose corruption and wrong doing. Facebook for example has been exemplary as an aggregate news media. Twitter moves faster than 24hr news services. http://www.theguardian.com...

So be it Citizen Journalism
http://socialmediatoday.com...

or be it cute cat videos, stupid memes and pathetic attempts to market with memes... Social media is an evolution of our culture that is not going away.
Debate Round No. 1
cwerner814

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cwerner814 forfeited this round.
Jevinigh

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You are the 4th or 5th person in a row that has bailed on debates with me in the first round. Anymore and I might really start to develop an ego.
Debate Round No. 2
cwerner814

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cwerner814 forfeited this round.
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