With the launch of AIM (AOL Instant Messaging) in 1997, society was able to communicate with one another in the matter of moments. With the launch of Myspace and Facebook in 2003 and 2004, people were able to connect with people from their past, and connect to them with large amounts of sums of distances between them. Within other social media sites such as Twitter, Instagram, Vine, LinkedIn, Snapchat, Flickr, and other sites, people have the ability to comment with their former friends, classmates, and to essentially make new friends.
Social media is the main place for venting in modern society. With the inability to prove ones identity online, the exploitation of these websites and programs is rampant. These sites are not helpful to society because they tear down others on a day to day basis. It is becoming more and more common to hear stories of how some kid was being bullied online, or how kids lives are destroyed by some dumb thing they decided to post. I believe that social media should require stricter access requirements so people can be personally held responsible for their actions online.
Thank you, I do agree that it is a good resource for venting ones feelings. Yes I do agree that it could be stricter but that is not the point I was bringing up, instead I was presenting that it was a good resource for people in today's society. To counteract the point on bullying, I believe that the destruction happens because kids are immature and can't handle the resource presented to them. Children tend to overlook the real purposes are tools given to them. Bullying does not only occur on social media, a majority of bullying occurs in schools rather then social media. If you see bullying as the issue then you must not try to take the fight to social media but the schools where the bullying begins.