I have written my final project on how social media has changed the way we interact with the world. I will focus on whether or not social media has helped or hurt how we interact with one another. I am interested in this topic since all we all voluntarily or involuntarily are somehow active in some form of social media. I Believe that social media has and will continue to allow us to make it even easier day by day to build relationships and make it even more simplier to stay connected with one another. Here is a sneak preview of my writing piece.
There is no getting around the fact that social media has changed the way we interact. Depending on who you ask this is a great thing or an absolute disaster, in reality the truth falls somewhere in the middle. There are certainly benefits to social media but there are also some valid concerns about the way that is has changed our interactions. These changes are likely to be more revealing to us in the coming years ahead. Although there are some benefits to society using social media, social media sites are ultimately having a negative affect on society because it is destroying the ability for individuals to think for themselves
The biggest change in the way that we interact due to social media is the number of people that we can interact with. In the past you were limited to a small number people that you knew in person. In today’s world, you can interact with people from all around the world(and people out of this world). This is why you see people who have thousands of Facebook friends. They would never have that many friends if they had to interact with them in person. This also gives you the chance to share opinions with a bigger pool of human beings.
Another big change that has occurred because of social media is that there is no privacy on your communication. In the ancient times, unless you spoke to people directly you had no way to get your message across. For example, if you wrote a letter to a your local newspaper, if they felt what you wrote is offensive or out of bounds, they wouldn’t prefer to bring up the topic. In today’s world, you can use social to get your message across instantly.
While there are definitely some benefits to the way that social media has changed the way we interact, there are also some negatives. One of the biggest downsides is that we are inclined by nature to form into groups of people who share the same opinion as us. One may find it easy to criticize you since you will not be fully exposed to the plethora of opinions we were once accustomed to.If somebody has an opinion that differs they are usually excluded from the group.
Another issue with the way that social media has changed the way that we interact is that we have lost a lot of our basic social skills. Many people find it hard to have a physical conversation with someone. Unlike in ancient times, people today are having their interactions online. This is a major concern because people in today’s society are forgetting how to have physical interaction.