Comp 2- Final
Impact of Social Media
Social networking sites including Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and others blogs, websites that allows social interaction is considered a social media site where people interact freely, sharing and discussing information about each other using multimedia mix of personal word, photos, audios and videos (Curtis). According to research released by Pew Research Center, half of America is using social networking site for different purpose such as parents using Facebook to vet nannies (Sengupta). On the other hand, it shows a sign of how deeply and widely social media has bring huge impact to the lives of ordinary people no matter in communication, learning and others Social media allows people connect to each other no matter how far apart you are, making friend, sharing pictures, and exchanging ideas easily. According to Pew research, social networking site users have more friends and more close friends compared to those who are not social networking site users. The average American has 634 ties in their overall network and technology users have bigger networks (Hampton). It does also create expansions through shared interests with people from more diverse backgrounds and around the world. Students nowadays including middle school, high school and university students are using social media to connect with each other to have group discussion on homework and projects. With the group discussion, on social media, it eliminates the difficulties of students who cannot always meet with each other due to different issues, but allows them to continue to work on group project to exchange and collaborate ideas. Furthermore, social media allows students to access online information regarding health concerns easily and without spending a lot of money, as books are becoming more expensive, especially information on medical. For example, Facebook users sometimes shared some diseases information that will grab attention of other Facebook...
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