Humans have been pulled too far into the matrix. Think about the stakeholders who stand to benefit from social media use - corporations, government, media outlets, narcissists. These people will be delivering the message that social is a great tool and that you can't afford to miss out on it. In the boardroom and strategy meetings, the topics are quite different. These networks are in effect digital corrals for a sheep like population. I could go on and on but you get the point.
Cause it can stop you from doing homework and important things for school. Also people live for it and the stupid thing is that most kids are failing because of stuff like this. Another thing is that you could get hacked and the hacker could put all you personal thing off private
You see all these posts and stories pop up practically daily (depending on how often one uses "X" site) and what are they in real terms? A story about a cat who hugged a chicken? One person out of literally millions that has a life-debilitating disease that will - for some reason, be cured provided you pass it on to everyone you don't even speak to and that they also get 52,000 "likes" or tweets etc, the medium isn't important.
My problem with it is this: Who told you to like that post? Who told you it is a good idea to send some Internet empathy to that person you will never meet who is struggling to maintain even the smallest amount of optimism? And how do you even know whether these stories are true? And what do people do? They go and click like or share or whatever, and it gets passed on. The circle continues and the "so sad" comments or the "oh man my girlfriend's mom's cousin did that once, I saw it...I was there..." situations increase exponentially.
I guess, I am writing this as a person who generally isn't easily persuaded to go and watch a movie because the trailer told me so, nor am I the sort of person to listen to pop music just because it's in the charts. Surely it should be the other way around - I like it, so do thousands of other people, so therefore the artist benefits from this. Why are we constantly told what to like, what to discriminate against and WHY DAMMIT DO WE SOAK IT UP SO EASILY? People are too suggestible these days and it's far to easy for marketing companies or content generators of the seediest kind to take advantage.
Social media isn't bad for society...People are bad for society.
Facebook, instagram, twitter, tinder, and other social networking devices are beneficial only to the companies who make money from the advertising, Facebook has never brought most of its users anything but a bill of wasted time (something you will never get back) instead of working to improve themselves through good diet, fitness, face to face conversations with real people; these people who are addicted to the crack cocaine of the internet spend days (eventually years) of their waking time posting pictures, commenting on who people are dating, and playing games that they forget about the imortance of living in the "real world" the fact we have to distinguish between the real world and that facebook world is in itself pathetic. Hope there are still real people out there who dont care more about their iphones than the importance and essence of connecting with people on a human basis, and not a superficial one.
People are sitting everywhere, gathered, but still into their phones or iPads. There is no real human interaction. In addition, these apps are only meant to be about YOU, and how popular YOU are, and not caring too much about anyone else.
It's just so sad to see kids just sitting inside, staring into their fancy iPhones, and eventually wasting their childhood. It takes WAY TOO MUCH of our time! Please.. Limit it...
In general, people do not socialize, they post stupid crap they are doing, and argue with each other about nothing. It also seems highly addictive for some, so they spend a ton of time on social sites, while ignoring the rest of life. There is no way to convey emotion effectively via text, so there are often miscommunication, fights, etc. As a result.
Because of Facebook or such type of apps people loosing its proper real lifencommunication skills. Lol, lmao, wtf etc these words are destroying real life communication. This is a app where people can be anti social and still could connect the whole world. People are getting online friends more than real friends.
There are so many false stories on the Internet these days. A lot of people tend to believe what they read on the internet, and they don't even take the time to make sure that the story is legit. And because of this I do believe social media is bad for society. I mean stories these days, is like the game telephone, they have a story that happened in their life. Then someone reads it, and write about it someone else, and that person reads it, Pass is it to the next person. By the end of story is jumbled up, and has all content in it. Then you get a story that makes no sense, that took place in a third world country somewhere. When the story was really about a girl with a dog can do tricks.
Since the creation of social media, mankind has sunken to the state where people are just concern about their so-called "status" on the "social media" all day; and would ultimately sacrifice a large portion of their free time, when they are supposed to relax, in order to "have fun" with "facebook" or whatever the name of that "application" is.
All the things that are freakishly overdone with social media sites can be done more efficiently and effectively in a perfect model for social interaction, that interaction was and is EMAIL! I will not "like" nor "tweet", or "link in", etc.,with anyone. Contact me and share attachments by email! Email, email, email.
Today, social media is everywhere. Playing a big role in people’s life, social media has made interactions among people easier. Although social media is so easy to use, it brings us many problems as well. In other words, social media has been an essential means of communication, but it can be harmful intentionally or unintentionally. Since we now live in this modern internet society, social media users should think twice before publicizing their posts on the internet.
The website called CyberBullyHotline indicates that 4500 kids commit suicide each year due to cyber bullying. An example of unintentional harm with social media is seen in Sue Scheff’s recent writing about “accidental” cyberbullying for the Huffington Post. She describes incidents where teens say things to others, usually online, that are not intended to be hurtful, but are experienced as such. Even though it is not our objective, our words can be taken out of context by others when they are read and regurgitated, amplifying our digital footprint. This can happen offline as well, of course, but technology certainly makes it easier to obscure actual intent. Many of us know from experience that social media often leads to more frequent misunderstandings as communication occurs without important facial expressions, vocal intonations, or other interpretive behavioral cues that provide color and context to what is being conveyed. I agree that it is common for teens to say things to classmates or best friends without malice or harmful intention, yet the comments are misinterpreted thus resulting in harm.
Another case relating to the issue of intentional or unintentional harm on social media is about Adria Richards tweeting about a man’s comment, according to the CBSNews. Regarding Richards’s case, CEO Jim Franklin’s said, “Her decision to tweet the comments and photographs of the people who made the comments crossed the line; publicly shaming the offenders was not the appropriate way to handle the situation." Therefore, people commented that Richards’ act of publicizing others’ comments without their consent is clearly illegal and should be banned at any cost.
“Social media can be as harsh and as unjust as anything humans develop to police each other,” said Anna North, a culture editor at Salon Media Group. Social media has been an essential means of communication, and the internet is where users’ privacy is being violated as their personal pictures and comments are illegally publicized. In order to protect their privacy and to avoid any inconvenience or annoyance, users of social media must be careful when sharing their information online. Again, social media users should think twice before posting something. We always have to remember that social media can actually do more harm than good and those who publicly shame others now open themselves up to public shaming too.
What would be the reason for social media to be bad for society? There are thousands and maybe millions of people who interact with one another through social media. Family and friends which are miles away from each get to keep contact and share their daily live activities. In other words, social media is good for society not bad
How could social media be bad for society? It's simply opening up our world to more people. Is that in and of itself a bad thing? No. Can some aspects of knowing a lot about other people be detrimental to the individual? Yes. However, it simply puts the responsibility back on the individual to care for him or herself, and highlights certain ingrained societal problems. Highlighting these societal problems is not bad for society. In fact, it is what makes society better as a whole.
Social media has become more popular over the years. The question is, is social media bad for society? I think no because it allows people to connect with people around the world. It also allows businesses to share their occupations with customers. Finally it allows people to find out about world information. I think social media has helped society today.
Yes, our lives are surrounded by social media and technology, but whether you choose to use it is your own decision. No one is making you use social medias. Social media can even be beneficial. You can make friends online and communicate with people in places far from you. You can also learn things about people or things your school or society may never mention. So, I believe that social media can be a blessing.
Why would it be bad for the society? There are billions of people out there that uses social media. You can share your interests , get updated in the latest news or even communicate with others. I don't know why 83% of people are saying that it is bad ' when it is good! Well I guess that its just you guys opinion!
Many people (espcially parents) think that playing violent videogames will cause them to shoot up a croud. This is wrong because if the player was going to, they;'d do it anyway. No videogame would push them off the edge like that. THis is similar to this social media controversy since "lifeless" people push others off the edge when infact, the kids who comit suicide would have done that anyway.
I can assure you media socials are a bit intriguing but it is us who decides on how they'll affect us. Media socials was originally created to ease our life but it's the people who use it for the wrong reasons. The blames should be placed on the people not the medias. Back again, whether to use it for a good reason, or for the bad, the choice is ours. Choose well, be well.
Speaking as a teenager who loves to be on social media, I know how much information is enough or too much. My parents instilled logic and common sense into me at a very young age. When I got my first social media account (Twitter), my mother told me to never put my picture or any extremely personal information (such as phone number, email, address, and full real name) out into the world. She was always afraid that someone might stalk me, or I might get in touch with predators if they saw my face. But knowing that, and having that fear, I have had an extremely enjoyable experience in the realm of social media.
Many people make arguments about how social media can distract us from our schooling, and the truth is that yes, it can. But that is only if you're not a diligent student. You have to let it distract you. If you don't then there really is no problem as far as social media and school goes.
The last issue, which is also th most prominent, is the act of cyberbullying. It cannot be prevented, because there will always be those few people that hate the world and want to make other people's lives horrible as well. But social media does not cause this. This is like saying that utensils make you fat. They don't; the food that you put on the utensils makes you gain weight yes, but ultimately the decision to eat that food is up to you.
So yes, people can try to make social media look so bad, but it's really not. Just think about it.
A High Schooler
I do not do facebook but have a linked-in account. Actually I gave up my facebook several years ago and often forget to check linked-in. It is unfortunate that many schools and companies regard a social media presence as a mark of employability. It points to the ubiquity of assumption that everyone is or needs to be connected. If not, you as an individual are negatively branded. The idea of any social media is to do good, but in the hands of the wrong individual it can be a nightmare. You can find support groups for a number of societal concerns, and at the same time your kids can be the targets of bullies. Your own kids may bully others. The solution is constant monitoring of yourself and your kids. The downside to social media is that it robs you of precious face-to-face time which social media will never replace. Moderation in all things and social media can work with you, not against you. Treat social media as a piece of the communication pie, not the whole pie.