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Negative effects of social media on society

Gülşah Yılmaz

Business Administration


Afe 123 , Section 1

Brent Dingler


Negative effects of social media on society

Thesis: Social media affect people in many way negatively.

Many people have a preserence on one of the social networking sites and most of the people

are addicted to it. Yet, these social networking sites like facebook , tumblr , twitter have

negative effects on society.

I.Firstly , it can be said that social media affect human health negatively.

A.To begin with , social media have nagative effect on people’s mental health.

1.Primarly , spending less and less time outdoors and with other human beings can cause depression , anxiety etc.

2.More than depression and anxiety , using too much internet can cause addiction.

B.Also , social media can cause behaviour disorders on people

1.As an example , because of social media eating disorders can happen on people.

2. Another example is when people spend too much time on internet insomnia can show up.

II. The second important negative effect of social media is on social life.

A.At first , it is obvious that social media can damage people’s social life.

1.The biggest reason for lack of socialisation is social media.

2.Social media is harmful for people’s relationships , too.

B. Social media isolate people from real world.

III.The final significant negative effect of social media is on people’s personal life.

A.In the first place, people lose their private lives because of social media.

B.Apart from that , spending too much time on the internet makes for less productivity.

Negative effects of social media on society

It is well-known that The Internet is a worldwide network of thousands of computers and

computer networks. The Internet was developed in 1973 by American computer scientist

Vinton Cerf as part of a project sponsored by the United States Department of Defense

Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) and directed by American engineer Robert

Kahn.The Internet helps people to connect with each other , do research ,learn what they

want to know and lots of activities. In short The Internet is all people need.There are also lots

of social network sites like Facebook , Twitter , Tumblr etc.The Facebook was invented by

Mark Zuckerberg on February 4, 2004.(Mary Bellis , 2010) On Facebook people can share

their photos , videos or their favorite song with their all friends. Also , according to Facebook

users , people feel more social with Facebook. . With the help of Facebook famous people can

announce their concerts , their new movies or whatever they want. Today, there are more than

1 billion Facebook users in the world who like to spend their time with Facebook.. The other

social network site Twitter was invented by Jack Dorsey , Evan Williams and Biz Stone on

March 21,2006 (Mary Bellis , 2010). The dictionary definition of Twitter is ‘a short burst of

inconsequential information.’ People can write what they are thinking about or what they are

doing so there is no certain purpose for Twitter.Again famous people can share their concerts’

or movies’informaiton with their fans with the help of Twitter.Today there are almost 200

million users worldwide. Another social network site is Tumblr , founded by David Karp, in

2007. (Mary Bellis , 2010) People can share images , videos , quotes etc on Tumblr and there

are almost 75.000 bloggers but it is not as famous as Twitter and Facebook. Over the years ,

there has been increasing interest in social media.Yet , social media affects people negatively

in terms of their health , social life and personal life.

First of all ,...
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