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  • The largest mob mentality study ever created.

    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.

  • Cause it's stupid

    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

  • Humans benefit more from face to face interaction and should not serve as pilons holding up a framework designed to generate advertising profit.

    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.

  • Social media takes over!

    So many people are on social media now days it crazy, and its become an addiction, everywhere you are you see people constantly checking their phones to see their texts or social media site and they cant stop. Its bad now days, and thats why i prefer to be without these ridiculous sites

  • Why Social Media Does More Harm Than Good

    The definition of social media is online means of communication, used by large groups of people to share information. Social media is all about sharing info. If you put something up on a social network, it can never be deleted. All it takes is for 1 person to screenshot/forward it and it's gone. Also you can be followed by people you don't know. They could be anyone, criminals even and all they need is a computer/phone/laptop. All I can say is if you want to talk to someone talk to them, don't text them.

  • Takes up too much time.

    All social networking does is ruins peoples lives. They are too worried about typing in a bunch of garbage about others that they would not say to their faces. Also, social networking causes a lot more people to commit suicide. It takes away from the rest of your life. All I have to say is GET SOME SUN.

  • Yes, i do think that social media is bad for society.

    Social media can be bad for society because kids can go on Facebook, Twitter, etc and they begin to lose their social life. They spend most of their time on the internet, when they could be doing something productive. That is why i think that social media can be bad for people, especially kids.

  • It changes people

    Media can get people to commit suicite! Not only that it takes so much out of peoples time. It makes some poeple do things that they never thought of doing from drugs, having an idea of how to commit suicite, from having an idea how to kill people.... Etc it all depends on the person and how much that media can change them. I mean i peresonally would never let media change me.

  • The downfall of us all

    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.

  • Lifeless life = no quality

    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...

  • No why would it be bad?

    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

  • No, I don't see how it could be

    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 can actually do more harm than good

    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.

  • I think that social media is good for society by creating an opportunity to make money that fast and efficient through advancement of modern technology

    Small business and Big Corporation Business communicate with customers to create more business through the advancement of modern technology. Therefore, I think that business need Social media through innovation the advancement of modern there are many products, goods and services for satisfying customers needs and wants more than ever before.

  • Overuse With Everything

    With every piece of entertainment, there is always a point where it can go wrong. I understand that I wont let my future kids spend all day on something like Facebook or Twitter, but social media is a way to connect with the world. Social media has proved itself to be essential in quick easy communication, like sparking a new idea in Egypt, or gossip in California. I personally use social media to work with my co-workers on a project, or determine the next meeting. I say that social media is good, to a certain extent. As long as there's limits to everything. :)

  • Depending upon usage

    It depends on us and how we are using it. Ever thing had good and bad it means we should use it in a positive manner for the development of us.
    It is based upon us to use in a correct manner. So my opinion is no.
    It helps us easily to clarify our doubts where ever we are.

  • Social Networking is a good thing.

    Social media gives teens a consistent update of what's going on in society or lives of their friends. Unless someone is constantly addicted to media it pretty much has a positive impact. Also being involved in something makes teens stay out of trouble, it gives a scource of intertainment, can possibly keep them out of trouble.

  • Your choice topic

    Nobody's telling you that you have to actually use said site or whatever else and without the media we wouldn't know anything about what's going on in the world and here in the U.S yes the media can be irrelevant at times but where would we actually be without it?

  • Online Contact .

    Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram are all just ways people can contact each other from great distances. There are downfalls to these social media sites but people need to learn the way to prevent them from happening. Facebook has settings which control who can see certain post and who can message them. But why don't people use them? Mainly because Facebook does not have a tutorial after the person had just created his or her account.

  • Can be bad

    I believe that social media can be bad yet it can be used to help people stay together. Lets say someone's uncle or aunt is in Africa or china because they work for the states department. The only way that they can talk to them is through Skype, Facebook or send pictures over Instagram.

    It depends on what social net work that someone uses or what they use it for


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Anonymous says2013-05-21T09:04:23.823
Um under the intention that social media is and can be very bad for the society in the sense that it can be addictive, and addictiveness is a havock esp. To the younger generation of nowadays!!!!!!!!!