Thursday, November 13, 2014
This week we have been talking about social media and I found this really interesting video on YouTube. It shows a lot of results from studies on Social Networking, and the effects it is having on our society. A lot of the data really surprised me, I think its a great video in showing how big and popular social media is becoming in today's society.
I think that Social media is a good thing but if over used becomes a waste of time. And unfortunately I would say majority of people that have social media overuse it, especially teenagers and even adults. The reason I think social media is a good thing is it helps you stay in touch with friends from high school. And I think it's a really valuable way to stay in touch with family members that have moved away. Some bad things I think that social media are well shown in this article online: http://nperov.com/health/social-networking-bad-mental-health/.
It talks about some bad things that are results from overuse of social media like, lack of attention span, decline in intellectual abilities, stress, fatigue, and emotion suppression. I agree that social media is a bad thing when over-used! I don't think that it can be considered bad though because literally everything when overused is considered bad, not just social media. People just need to learn to take a break, limit how much time you spend on social media. Go out and get some fresh air, but most importantly give your brain a break, and just relax. Don't always pull out you're phone when you have a spare time.