Social Networking or the use of specific websites or applications to interact with other users is one of the many key and driving factors today in our world. We find ourselves lost for many minutes or possibly hours at a time on any particular app or website. Looking deeper into the issue of social networking and its impact on our life, I highly doubt we have accomplished anything at all. A very smart man once said, “Time is money.” If that quote is true do we find ourselves in the twenty first century wasting money on pictures of people we don’t even know and moments we were not a part of?
As technology has evolved and become so apart of our world its effect spread to all ends of the spectrum of every day life. The generation of high school students today can’t imagine a world without a smart phone in their pocket. In an article on how technology is changing us Howard Gardner said, “This generation expects that every aspect of life will be quick, efficient, streamlined, available immediately on demand, tell you what to do, how to do it, how others feel about it, and, at least implicitly, how you should feel about it, how you should feel about yourselves.” Social networking provides this all. We as a country, and this generation have a sense of entitlement to know everything.
We justify our hours of social networking by saying we are connecting and interacting with friends and family that in no other means accessible we’d be granted that privilege. But truly are we using these devices of technology for these means, or at more times than not do you find yourself scanning any particular website or app viewing things that have no real impact or significance. According to MarketingCharts staff a survey conducted finds that the average online American spends 2 hours a day social networking from a computer, tablet and/or mobile phone. We as the human race must change and limit our time and use of social networking. Social...
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