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Copy of Analyzing Social Media

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Dillon Sylte

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Social media sites greatly decrease productivity.
When distracted, 41% of people admit to Facebook as the first website they go to.
In a study performed by Procon.org, it was found that students who use social media when they study averaged a 3.06 GPA, opposed to a 3.82 GPA by those who do not.
The sound of a new message coming into our phones immediately rips away attention span while completing a task.
noun. (usually associated with a plural verb)
What is Social Media?
Social Media Statistics & Facts (2014)
Negative Effects
Positive and Negative Effects
Analyzing Social Media
Babbs, Covelli, Le, Sherman, Swansen
Negative Effects
Lack of Productivity & Addiction
"Websites and other online means of communication that are used by large groups of people to share information and to develop social and professional contacts."
Lack of Productivity & Addiction
Negative Effects
Negative self-image
People only showing positive life events makes it seem everyone is having a better life.
Facebook is not only used to show off our life. It’s also used to see how other people respond to us. When we post a status that receives a lot of likes, we feel like we belong. But this goes the other way as well.
Purposefully hiding negative aspects can lead to a lack of connection and intimacy with other people.
Negative Self Image
Positive Effects
Reconnecting & Meeting Others
Social Network—the collection of social relations of varying strengths and importance that a person maintains.
Social media allows users to view others’ contacts, or friends. This allows people to see relationships with their friends online.
Friends > Dating questionnaire.
Social media s more public space, where others can see a good portion of your activity, increasing accountability.
Social Graph—the global network of linkages between all individuals within a system. For example, suggest recommended friends.
Reconnecting & Meeting Others
Positive Effects
Social Awareness
Facebook alone reports an average of 2.5 billion pieces of contents a day.
Features such as “trends” allows us to keep up with current events around the world.
Social media plays a prominent figure in spreading life-saving news such as an occurrence of natural disasters.
Social medias such as twitter and Facebook allows for constant live-updates and are currently being used as a means to spread emergency information throughout the world.
Google implemented a special feature called "Person find" which helps users find information about missing people.
Not being updated on social awareness can also lead to some funny but awkward moments.
Social Awareness
"Jared Ogden's Rhetoric and Civic Life Blog." Jared Ogdens Rhetoric and Civic Life Blog. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 Apr. 2014. <http://sites.psu.edu/jdorcl/2014/01/23/some-negative-consequences-of-social-media/>.
"Social Networking ProCon.org." ProConorg Headlines. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Apr. 2014. <http://socialnetworking.procon.org/>.
Ellison, Nicole and danah boyd. (2013). “Sociality through Social Network Sites.” In The Oxford Handbook of Internet Studies (Ed. William H. Dutton). Oxford: Oxford University Press. [preprint pdf]
Pappas, Stephanie. (2012, February 06). “Facebook With Care: Social Networking Site Can Hurt Self-Esteem”. Retrieved from www.livescience.com/18324-facebook-depression-social-comparison.html
Thai, Jenny. (2011, January 07). “Study Shows Social Networking Sites Can Lead To Negative Self-Image”. www.stanforddaily.com/2011/01/07/study-shows-social-networking-sites-can-lead-to-negative-self-image/
Bergland, Christopher. (2013, June 12). “Social Media’s Dual-Edged Sword: Narcissism vs. Self-Esteem”. www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-athletes-way/201306/social-media-s-dual-edged-sword-narcissism-vs-self-esteem
"Social media is about conversations, community, connecting with the audience and building relationships. It is not just a broadcast channel or a sales and marketing tool."
Citations CONT.
Lack of Productivity and Addiction
Reconnecting / Meeting New People
Social Awareness
Negative Self Image
"Saving Lives & Minimizing Damage -- Is Your Community Prepared?" National Hurricane Survival Initiative RSS. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 Apr. 2014. <http://hurricanesafety.org/prepare/social-media-and-disaster-preparedness/>.
"The Role of Social Media during a Natural Disaster - Simplify360." Simplify360. N.p., 18 Nov. 2013. Web. 20 Apr. 2014. <http://simplify360.com/blog/the-role-of-social-media-during-a-natural-disaster/>.
"Http://www.tufts.edu." Social Media Overview. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 Apr. 2014. <http://webcomm.tufts.edu/social-media-overview13/>.
The more time people spend on social media the lonelier they feel.
When social media users interact with friends directly on Facebook their well being went up.
When passively using social media the well being went down
"We are living in an isolation that would have been unimaginable to our ancestors, and yet we have never been more accessible."- Stephen Marche
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