Facebook is one of the biggest social networking sites in the world. With users on every continent, it can be its own country and may be overpopulated. The site has grown throughout the years, now having more advanced features, such as games, video calling, and different applications that make a person that much more addicted. I used to be one of those people, until about two years ago when I grew tired of Facebook. The reason I go on it now is to check events and group messages on my youth group. Though I hear a lot from people of how much they hate Facebook because of privacy issues and social effects, I still believe that there are many good things that come out of that site, such as entertainment, connectivity, and information. Facebook has an overall positive effect on social relationships. As the site became more popular, it started adding more features to it. There are now many games and applications that a person can go on for hours. I always receive requests from friends about a game, and I can tell that they enjoy them. It’s a great way to kill time. Some people have video game consoles like a Nintendo DS, others have action figures, and there are those that have Facebook. It is also a place to upload photos, videos, and links to other websites. These provide more fun for friends, as they can laugh, smile or cry at what is presented. I remember having a lot of fun making videos and making my friends laugh at it. We also have lots of silly pictures we enjoy making captions for. Not only do we get to smile at those pictures, but we also get to look back at it years from now. Although Facebook is mainly for entertainment purposes, it also has its usefulness. One of the great things about this site is that you can invite people to certain events. It made it easier to contact people since almost everybody checks Facebook. People can get invited to job opportunities, parties, or the ever popular “new phone, need contacts.” When important information needs to be sent, this is a good place to do it. I have a youth group, and we made a page to keep each other updated about certain events. We also use the group message so that we don’t have to talk to each other individually when it can be announced to everybody. In Farhad Manjoo’s article, he states, “I live on the West Coast, but I work in an industry centered on the East Coast; Facebook gives me the opportunity to connect with people—to "network," you might say—in a completely natural, unaggressive manner.” You can see that this site has many uses because it’s an easy way to connect to people. Since my family is one of the first ones in our line to move to America, I have a lot of relatives that live
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Generic, everyday Facebook statuses can range from an inspirational song lyric, to a random quote about how one feels, to what one is actually doing, or to what one is actually thinking. USA Today’s Kristen Mcgrath wrote, In July of 2010, Facebook, the popular social networking site, reached its 500 millionth user. Two years ago, Facebook’s population consisted of only 100 million users. This number continues to accumulate by about 115 million confirmed friendships…
almost fill up the side of a wall. The iPhone 5s and the iPhone 5c are both apple products that came out within a year of each other. Even newer than televisions or phones, social media is now the newest thing we have now. On facebook and twitter most people log onto it or check it every day. Some people are too dependent on their gadgets, but indeed this society has a healthy and beneficial relationship with technology.
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regions and country. Social media is a website or some sort of software to share our ideas or participate in networking. Especially Facebook and Twitter are significantly stand out in adolescent group in our society. About 152.1 millions Americans use Facebook a least once a month in 2013 and 85 millions Americans use Facebook once a month in 2009 (Number of Facebook Users). Social media are helping human to communicate and exchange ideas globally, but also shorten our communication skills with each…
to each other. “It is estimated that there will be around 1.82 billion social network users around the globe in 2014, up from 1.47 billion in 2012” (the statistics portal,2014). Facebook, as the leader of social media, currently have over 1.2 billion members (Browser Media,2014). In Australia, there are 13.2 million Facebook users, 2.5 million active Twitter users and 1.6 million active Instagram users in 2014 (cowling,2014). It is clear that using social media has become a trend all over the world…
Technology and its Effect on Social Isolation
Technology has an impact on almost everyone’s lives these days. People communicate with Facebook and text messages other than calling people on the phone or actually going to visit that person. This is becoming a problem, because the more involved with technology we are the less we are involved with socialization. Imagine a world where all we have is computers everywhere and they do everything for us…
had to be with somebody to talk to them when you went out and people were much friendlier; now you don't and people are becoming more cliquey and ignorant with their phones. Public houses rarely have atmosphere these days as people keep checking Facebook and showing no interest in others. People are also too worried about their image and what people could post about them on these social web-sites, so they keep checking their profile in a climate of fear.
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example, if an airport wishes to view the customer feedback on programs offered or new, more efficient methods of serving customers, Twitter would be the preferable option as it sports a much simpler open blogging layout rather than it’s competitor, Facebook. Although passengers are typically the focus group, airports also use social networking websites to connect to stakeholders, travel trade, and airlines.
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Hi everyone, we've been looking forward to tell everybody more about this amazing project called How Caring Are You that us young carers have created.
How Caring Are You is a really creative and eye catching website/project for young people and young carers out there in the U.K. who may need support, and to have a look and check out where their local YMCA young carers or youth groups are located, or to just browse the site and have a bit of fun.
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“the use of dedicated websites and applications to interact with other users, or to find people with similar interests to oneself”. According to social networking pro and con article “76% of American adults online use social networking sites such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Pinterest, as of July 2015, up from 26% in 2008.” Social media is only getting popular but it has also has a abundance of people's attention that it can be bad for the human society. People argue a lot that is social…