Social Networking: The Pros And Cons Of Social Media

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Social networking was first used in 1997 on a website called sixdegrees. Social networking definition in the dictionary is “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 networking good or bad, social networking has become a controversial topic. Social networking has had positives effects, …show more content…
64% of teenagers listen to music on YouTube, making it the "hit-maker" for songs rather than radio (56%) or CDs (50%). Pop star Justin Bieber was discovered on YouTube when he was 12 years old. In 2016 at 22 years old, Bieber's net worth was estimated at $200 million. The National Endowment for the Arts found that people who interact with the arts online through social media and other means are almost three times more likely to attend a live event.” Musicians on their own have created huge platform for their themselves thanks to the help of social media. Social Networking has created a market for musician, they can advertise their music on social media, and they can also advertise when they are performing where they are going to perform. Social media can also help musicians by interacting with other musician to get together make a song or just if they need advice. On instagram a social media that is common within social media users, you always see artist creating a fan base by posting their music and anyone could hear, money they create a fanbase is by following whoever so everybody can see their