A cellphone does not bring you close to people but takes you far away from the person sitting next to you! Today people prefer to text or call a person rather than going to meet them. This increases the distance between people and the device which was supposed to bring people close becomes the key factor that makes them un-social. In parties and get-togethers people are so lost in their phones that they don't mix up with the people present.
Every thing has a good side and a bad side. It completely depends on us how to use it. If used efficiently, it can result in a positive way but if we use it carelessly it can consequently result in bad way so moreover it is a good thing but our minds have tried to make it a bad one.
Nowadays social media plays an important role in teenagers life. The vast majority of teenagers in the United States are daily social media users. There are countless of social networking sites that have created broad connections among teens. For example, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Skype, YouTube, and the like are used quite frequently. According to Shea Bennett, one out of every seven minutes spent online is on Facebook. But does social media have positive impact on teens? To me the answer is yes. For the vast majority of teens, the overall impact on social media has been positive (Rideout). Social media helps teens stay connected to each other even if they are a thousand miles away, and it keeps us up to date with what's going on around the world and so on. Social media has positive impact on teens in many ways.
Social media helps strengthen relationships among teens. Many people have friends who they have not seen since school, or who have moved away, and they want to stay connected with. They don't have to worry about losing touch, because social media has it covered. Through social media teens can stay connected with friends no matter the distance or time. Just by simply sending a friend request and accepting it, then starting a chat you can be easily be back in touch again. Social networks have provided people with the opportunity to connect with others and build better relationships with friends with whom we are unable to meet personally, and letting them know about our life and take input about their lives and events happening with them (Ali).
As an teenager it's also very important to understand what's going on around us rather than just knowing what's going with friends. According to the article "What Facebook and Twitter Mean for News." Nowadays teens receive digital news from social media sites rather than turning on news channel or reading newspaper. 70% of teens receive most of the news stories they read or watch via Facebook or Twitter. It's amazing how fast news spread on social networking sites. According to Amy Mitchell, "Facebook news users get more news from friends and family and see it as news they might well have gotten someplace else if Facebook did not exist. For Twitter users, though, the news links come from a more even mix of family and friends and news organizations. Most of these users also feel that without Twitter, they would have missed this kind of news". Thus, social media results in teens being more well-informed about national and global news than they would be otherwise.
Social media has become part of the modern teenage lifestyle. It makes our life so much easier and much more efficient. It has become an essential part of our communication culture that cannot be taken away easily, because we are so dependent on it. Without social media we wouldn't be able to connect with people the way we do now.
It has definitely been a boon to society. Over twenty years ago the only way we had to keep in touch with others was by snail mail or phone. Now the majority of households have at least one computer and/or smartphone device. This has allowed for people to stay in touch with family, find old friends that they have lost touch with over the years and even network for their business. Without social networking alot of this may not have been possible.And also it depend on us whether we use it as a boon or bane.
Internet has got many social networking sites as a powerful tool of communication. Social networking keeps us to know the latest events happening around the world. Many top most companies directly approach candidates through social networking sites and offer jobs. We can able to interact with people of authority who might help us in our careers. As Internet provides many free online services, we can connect to our dear ones at all times which will reduce the expenditure of ISD call rates. Internet social networking helping people get married even. And also it helps us to enhance our communication skills. If we use the technology in proper and right way then we can benefit more from it.
The biggest gifts that mankind has got is technology and more so, it is the information technology that has brought this world closer. While growth, development and speed of progress have increased due to this, a special bonding is happening between human beings. This is through the social networking. Well, internet has got many social networking sites such as Facebook, Orkut, Twitter etc and this has become the special platform for strangers to become friends or as a powerful tool of communication.
But here is the big question- is social networking really a boon or bane? especially in the case of students and today's generation. Yes, there is no doubt that this helps increase your friends circle, the opportunity to interact with different people and make new friends across the world. But many are asking if the social networking sites are indeed being used for such productive reasons. There has been an increasingly disturbing behaviour found in students and youngsters after their exposure towards such sites.
Their interaction with family members, their concentration towards studies, their interest in outdoor activities have come down drastically. Moreover, youngsters are being lured by conmen and other shady individuals through these sites and this is leading to grave risk. A recent incident of an IIM student committing suicide after knowing about her boyfriend through a social networking site is a clear example of how extreme things can become.
The experts are suggesting that using of social networking is not wrong but the way it is being used is important. Students and youngsters must be given guidance on what should be the dos and dont's. Also, the students must be educated on the overall developmental activities instead of getting glued to the mobile phones and computers and spending precious time chatting. Students from their end must take initiative to find out how best such sites can be used. So folks, wake up and use technology as a boon and not a bane.
of course social networking is a boon to society. It gives us a platform to share our views, opinions and thoughts. It even helps in Communication skills enhancement. There are no boundaries or borders for a person to connect with other people living even in other continent. It does keep a person updated about he latest happenings in the world. Verily it is a boon for society, if used judiciously.
It has definitely been a boon to society. Over twenty years ago the only way we had to keep in touch with others was by snail mail or phone. Now the majority of households have at least one computer and/or smartphone device. This has allowed for people to stay in touch with family, find old friends that they have lost touch with over the years and even network for their business. Without social networking alot of this may not have been possible.
I love Facebook, the idea of Facebook, anyway. I love the concept of being directly connect with all of your friends and peers, and having that instant access to what's going on in anyone's life at the touch of a button. But, this instant access, this instant gratification is causing everything we've evolved to accept as a society, in terms of socialization, to change. Now, societies evolve, and we're approaching the time when this needs to be addressed, a society where people communicate mind to mind, text to text, instead of eye-to-eye or face-to-face. Boon is a bit harsh, but it IS changing society, for better or for worse.
It goes way beyond the original posters points. We socialize with people regardless of international borders. This helps to break down walls that our governments try to build up around us. In fact our own U.S. government is fighting right now to control the net. The net, and social networking, spells freedom.
Kids and teenagers growing up, have no sense of manners in a public forum. They are also becoming more socially awkward as they hardly interact with people face-to-face. Instead they just text or message someone. This is only going to lead to flaws in the future as we become an un-sociable society.
It takes you away from those right beside you. Teenagers are constantly on their phones even in the presence of elders and guests. Students are constantly checking, updating and communicating through the SNS even during lectures. Even work gets affected as employees have a tendency to check these sites regularly. Usage of these site questions your privacy and even the social movements that have been started over the net are making people less active practically on the roads. Children are going away from their parents and prefer to share their problems and emotions with their friends over SNS rather than with their parents leading to loss of Indian heritage and culture. It also has an adverse impact on the language of the teenagers, resulting in spelling errors, slang usage and poor grammar. Prolonged use can have severe health implications as it may lead to eye problems, back and neck problems and unhealthy behavior in teens like drinking, smoking, abuse, poor sleep patterns, suicide and poor academic performances. It could also lead to an increased aggression amongst the users thus making them less sympathetic towards others' feelings in the non-virtual world thus hampering their interpersonal relationships in real world.
Who is to be blamed for all this? Food for thought for you.....
Personal lives are getting affected as they have started sharing their personal things on these sites.
- On these sites people make friends and spend long hours chatting with them whom they have never seen or met.
- Young generations are becoming more and more addicted to these sites.
- Somewhere the real social life of people is getting affected very badly as find it more comfortable and find time to chat with a stranger than finding time to meet friends or relatives.
- Recently there was a case of a social networking site where a girl attempted suicide after reading a message of her boyfriend. These types are increasing day by day.
No, social networking is not a boon to society. Teenagers are so busy texting and chatting online anymore that they do not have time for homework and their grades reflect this. In spite of laws making it illegal, many drivers still text as they drive, they just try not to get caught at it. Social networking has replaced real-life activities and family time for many people, most of them teenagers. While these people spend countless hours texting and chatting online, they fail to realize that life is passing them by.
Many people in our society can relate. We wake up, check our phones. We go to school, check our phones. We go home, check our phones. And right before we go to bed, we check our phones. And for what? What are we constantly checking? Imagine logging out of social networking sites for one day. How would you feel? You would probably feel disconnected and want to log back on as soon as possible. This generation uses these websites to connect, to stay in the loop, and to become involved.
One of the most commonly asked questions today is “are you on Facebook?” or “did you check out the latest pics on my profile?” It is amazing how social networks have completely changed people’s habits, becoming a must-visit Web destination for all. In fact, if you find a friend not using any of the popular social networking services, it seems strange. Thoughts like “is he/she living in today’s world” and “how can he/she afford to miss such a great thing when the entire world is buzzing around it” start coming to your mind the moment you realize your friend’s absence on the site.
Statistics show that there are more than 750 million active facebook users and an average user has 130 friends. People spend over 700 billion minutes per month on Facebook.
Nowadays young minds are usually lured away by gadgets and the INTERNET. Social media is a nice way to make friends but it lures people away from their families. E.G,ask anyone next door who sits doing Facebook the whole day when was the last time he talked and laughed with his family. The answer would be I don't know maybe last week or last to last day. People have stopped going outdoors children have stopped playing outdoor games the goody goody get togethers have stopped. Children especially teenagers have lost interest in books and have started becoming moody. So this so called social media is nothing but a fake.
Social Networking sites are really a very big BOON for the present generation.... People especially the students are simply wasting their valuable time b4 it with no value ..... These r just a time pass . Bt now it has become a big ADDICTION among youth... Moreover these social networking sites create generation gap b/w parents and child as thy spend most of their in front of computer and social networking sites..... Thus I conclude by stating that please AVOID it & spent some time with ur parents which is more valuable than chatting through social networking sites.......
It's really bad... You lose track of time and stuff and everything doesn't seem as important as before. You place more significance on social networking and really it doesn't help at all. It's even worse when you can't control yourself from setting a time limit and stuff and just social network whole day long :(