Social Media: Necessity vs. Nuisance
“Most people do not listen with the intent to understand, they listen with the intent to reply” (Stephen Convey). People view society as a lost cause: we rely so much on technology and social media that we lose important values that make us unique and ideal citizens of society. We’ve become so subconsciously narcissistic that we forget to take the time to understand someone else’s needs. Social media and technology has changed the way we interact with people because we center our lives around an imaginary world. In that world, we post pictures of our breakfast on social media to see how many “likes” we can get instead of enjoying a meal and spending time with our mother. You may ask yourself, what is social media? Social media is the interaction among people in which they create, share, or exchange information and ideas in virtual communities and networks (Wikipedia). Social media websites range from Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Google+, etc. and are all globally connected. Society is moving forward and craving the latest and greatest in technology. To what extent is social media necessary? To some, social media is a necessity and plays an important part in one’s life because it is their virtual identity and image. To others, it is a nuisance that depreciates the meaning of life. We must find a common ground and truly understand how social media impacts our lives. Social media allows people from all over the world to virtually interact with each other. For many, this is a great step in implementing technology into our everyday lives. For others, it is absolute chaos because of the lack of privacy and the ignorance it entails. Twitter, a very popular social media website, has become a hotspot for communication and exploring breaking news articles from across the globe. Twitter also allows its users to see what is “trending” around the world and makes it easy for users to search for a specific...
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