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Social Media

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Laura Dickinson

on 16 April 2015

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Social Media
Holly Hoeper, Hailey Robran, Jennay Lindquist, Marjorie Gottheardt, and Laura Dickinson
Positives of living in a world of social media
Negatives of Social Media
audience participation
opinion time
1. Worldwide Connectivity
2. Commonality of Interest
3. Real-time information sharing
4. Business Thrive & Corporations and small businesses use social media to benefit themselves and consumers.
5. Instant and increased News cycles
6. Law enforcement uses social networking sites to catch and prosecute criminals
7.Social networking sites increase voter participation
8. Social networking provides academic research to a wider audience, allowing many people access to previously unavailable educational resources.
False Sense of Connection
Cyber Bullying
Decrease Productivity
Becomes an Addiction
Lack of Attention Span
Decline in Intellectual Abilities
Stress and Fatigue
Emotion suppression
Facebook alone connects
1.39 billion
active users around the world.
Allows people to
connect with friends
Friendship aspect of social media is just a fraction of the
possible connections that social media provides.
Networking with colleagues, finding jobs, finding a new romance, locating assistance and local businesses, getting service referrals & giving product reviews.
It is easy to
express ideas
and find other people who share your interest and ideas.
Netflix=Movies and Television
Cyber bullying: Terrorizing individuals in front of their peers.
Social media is available to predators as well as friends.
Kids are the most vulnerable to cyber-bullying
Effects it can do to the victims are leave deep mental scars or bring out out dark impulses such as committing suicide.
Cyber-bullying has spread widely among youth, with 42% reporting that they have been victims, according to a 2010 CBS News report.

Businesses in the community can
branch out to people
in the community, being able to compete with big name corporate businesses.
Urbanspoon and Trip Advisor
According to Cornell University's Steven Strogatz, social media sites can make it more difficult for us to distinguish between the meaningful relationships we foster in the real world, and the numerous casual relationships formed through social media.
By focusing so much of our time and psychic energy on these less meaningful relationships, our most important connections, he fears, will weaken.
Businesses use social networking sites to find and communicate with clients
Sites can also prove a
great distraction
to employees who may show more interest in what their friends are posting than in their work tasks.
Wired.com posted two studies which demonstrated damage to productivity caused by social networking:
Nucleus Research reported that Facebook shaves
1.5% off
office productivity while Morse claimed that British companies
lost 2.2 billion a year
to the social phenomenon.
New technology products have become available that allow social networks to be blocked
Effectiveness is still in question

Now a days most people use social media to find out
local and worldwide news
from their phones, tablets, computers etc.
People tend to find this easier to fit into their
busy schedules
, rather than sitting down to watch the news.
With twitter, the news is
and shared within seconds of an event happening, making the world more informed, quicker.

Social networking sites encourage people to be more public about their personal lives.
While at one moment a photo of friends doing shots at a party may seem harmless, the image may appear less attractive in the context of an employer doing a background check.
Most sites allow their users to control who sees the things they've posted, but limitations are forgotten, & can be difficult to control
Groups can
share project
ideas with each other while working from separate locations.
Addiction arises because social media activity stimulates the pleasure centers in your brain, which are thus activated,
When people click the “Like” button on your profile, reply to your comments, or make comments on your photo.

can use social media, like snapchat, to catch anyone from your simple college student underage drinking, to major crimes.
They can also use Facebook to aide in
homicide or suicide cases
Personal Story.

Prolonged social network activity can cause deterioration of attention concentration and other symptoms of ADHD.
Communication through social networks, has people constantly switching from one task to another
Read the comments, check the updates, turn on some video, while replying to a message, and write a short comment.
During such activity, people’s attention dwells on one thing not very long and constantly switches to another one.
It forms a certain habit of learning information. You get used to receive information in small portions, constantly switching from one type of information to another.

2012 election
had both candidates on facebook, myspace, twitter and Obama even had a pinterest page.
Hillary Clinton just announced this past weekend through twitter that she is running for the
2016 race
It is likely that a person will follow peers, and vote too, therefore
increasing voters participation
Your brain needs time to process the impressions received.
If you simply get distracted from unpleasant emotions without giving the brain the opportunity to solve the problem associated with these emotions or without thinking about an unpleasant situation, then you get away from these emotions and suppress them.
In this case, they go nowhere
You just drive them deep into your psyche, where they remain together with all other psychological ‘garbage’, namely information and experiences that the brain has not managed to “adopt”.

Such activity cannot be called intellectual.
For many people, social media becomes a kind of “chewing gum for the brain”.
An activity does not allow them get smart, but constantly occupies their mind and attention doing some work.
It is easy to get used to it, because such an activity does not require special intellectual expenses.
Developing such habit, people can ignore useful and developmental activities such as reading books, studying some informational articles on the Internet, or learning.
The social media pastime does not provide the brain with enough food for development. All this, coupled with a decrease in the ability to concentrate your attention, can produce the decline in intellectual abilities.
What is social media?
Websites and applications
that enable users to create and share content or to participate in social networking.

Emotion Suppression Continued
Try closing your eyes after a long social media “marathon”. You will hear a lot of thoughts that will quickly replace each other and will hinder you from relaxing.
You will want to be on your feet and engage your mind in something again, instead of allowing it to rest.
This is the way the information, which your brain does not have time to process, is released from the depths of your psyche.
This is the way the stress caused by the lack of rest and concentration occurs.
Mark Zuckerburg- 2003
Suppression of emotions leads to stress and internal problems.
It can generate emotional alienation as well.
Your emotions need some time for development.
If you spend this time on social networks, instead of devoting it to the analysis of your feelings, then many of your emotions such as empathy, compassion and love have no time to develop
The Social Network
1. How many apps are on your phone?
2. On average, how many hours do you spend on social media?
3. On average, how many hours do you spend studying for classes?
Constant switching from one task to another, which can occur during the work with social media, strongly tires your brain.
The brain gets tired of the information abundance, especially if this information is received chaotically, in small portions. The brain takes time and quiet to “digest” the received data and to process the information.
It is likely that if you are constantly distracted by social networking communication during the day, then toward the evenings your brain gets tired.
4. On these scales, how addicted do you think you are to social media?
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