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EAP Research Paper

  • Course: English Research Paper
  • Professor: Mdm Najma
  • School: Kaplan Higher Education Academy
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Advanced technology has led to numerous innovations such as social media. We first started using social networking tools such as emails, text messages and phone calls to communicate and exchange information. However, in recent years of social media, it has progressed to popular networking sites such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest and Tumblr. These social platforms allow users to communicate, create, collaborate and share ideas globally through the World Wide Web with minimal censorship.

Research has shown that “Between February 2005 and August 2006, the use of social networking sites among young adult internet users ages 18-29 jumped from 9% to 49%” (Brenner, 2013). Social networking tools have indeed changed the way people interact and exchange information. It has become part of our daily routine, thus showing how social networking tools have thoroughly changed and influenced our lives. Many people find reading the newspaper tedious, as they do not have the luxury of time. News can now be read on electronic devices such as our phones, tablets, computers and iPads. This allows users to be updated instantly on the biggest news, headlines and current affairs on the go.

In the past where the Internet was not readily available, means of communication were limited. Readers could only voice out their concerns and opinions on the news they read face to face, or through letters to the publishers. Now, we reach a multitude of people in a single post on Twitter or Facebook. This development enables anyone from any part of the world who has access to technology be part of the online society. The notion of social networking tools has considerable ramifications as it targets your personal life, however, it is also an easy way of meeting people that share the same interests as you. Social networking tools have changed the way we communicate, as there is no longer a filter on our interaction. Back then, we could speak only to the...
Question 3
Advanced technology has led to numerous innovations such as social media. We first
started using social networking tools such as emails, text messages and phone calls to
communicate and exchange information. However, in recent years of social media, it
has progressed to popular networking sites such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter,
LinkedIn, Pinterest and Tumblr. These social platforms allow users to communicate,
create, collaborate and share ideas globally through the World Wide Web with
minimal censorship.
Research has shown that “Between February 2005 and August 2006, the use of social
networking sites among young adult internet users ages 18-29 jumped from 9% to
49%” (Brenner, 2013). Social networking tools have indeed changed the way people
interact and exchange information. It has become part of our daily routine, thus
showing how social networking tools have thoroughly changed and influenced our
lives. Many people find reading the newspaper tedious, as they do not have the luxury
of time. News can now be read on electronic devices such as our phones, tablets,
computers and iPads. This allows users to be updated instantly on the biggest news,
headlines and current affairs on the go.
In the past where the Internet was not readily available, means of communication
were limited. Readers could only voice out their concerns and opinions on the news
they read face to face, or through letters to the publishers. Now, we reach a multitude
of people in a single post on Twitter or Facebook. This development enables anyone
from any part of the world who has access to technology be part of the online society.
The notion of social networking tools has considerable ramifications as it targets your
personal life, however, it is also an easy way of meeting people that share the same
interests as you. Social networking tools have changed the way we communicate, as
there is no longer a filter on our interaction. Back then, we could speak only to the
people we knew in person, whereas today, we can communicate with people from all
over the world. Additionally, if our friends do not reply our text messages, we could
always post a message on their Facebook wall or get their attention by mentioning
them on Twitter. Social networking tools work in many wondrous ways that we can
imagine, and though it has changed the way we interact, I believe it has changed for
the better as it is much more convenient and efficient.
Social media is extremely influential as it changes minds, puts ideas into people’s
heads, which turns their thoughts into actions. Social media has influenced us because
of fame, and the type of fame it brings you. Celebrities and famous bloggers that
endorse a product or a social network tool will cause a big commotion thus making
that product or application a big hit. “The side effect created by the rising opportunity
for fame on social platforms is the undeniable desire many social media users have for
their 15 seconds of online fame” (Newman, 2014). The fame that many people thirst
for has become a social norm, where the most number of likes and followers would
deem you “famous” on social networks. The urge to go further to clout more people
continues on. People even buy bogus followers on Twitter and likes for Facebook.
These are a few of the many examples in which social networking tools have changed
the way we communicate and ways that it has influenced our lives. Thus, with the
ever changing times and technological advances, change is always a constant and it is