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The Effects of Social Media on Society
Transcript of The Effects of Social Media on Society
By: Natalie Perkowski, Sami Shapiro, Lily Sackman & Aidan Parker
Social Media Addiction
Studies have been done that show that about 65% of people in America log on to Facebook at least once every day. At least 40% log on multiple times a day.
Sites like Facebook and Twitter are used to relieve boredom, and "likes" and comments are seen as rewards which makes it very hard to quit using these websites.
in the 21st Century
Top 5 Dating Sites
3. Our Time
4. Elite Singles
By the Numbers
THE EFFECTS OF SOCIAL MEDIA
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"Top 10 Best Online Dating Sites of 2015." Top 10 Best Online Dating Sites 2015. N.p., n.d. Web. 25 Sept. 2015
"Online Dating Statistics." Statistic Brain RSS. N.p., n.d. Web. 25 Sept. 2015.
Online Dating Statistics
"10 Ways Social Media Affects Mental Health." Degreed Atom. N.p., 29 Apr. 2015. Web. 25 Sept. 2015.
As of March 2015,
Facebook Addiction Test:
Total # of people in the U.S. who have tried online dating
Total eHarmony members
Total Match.com members
Average spent by dating site customer per year
Average length of courtship for marriages that met online
Average length of courtship for marriages that met offline
18% of social media users will not go a few hours without checking their phones for notifications from Facebook or Twitter or text messages
Users aged 15 to 19 spend at least 3 hours a day using social media
28% of users will check their Facebook and Twitter feeds before getting out of bed in the morning
"Social Media Addiction: Statistics & Trends [INFOGRAPHIC]." SocialTimes. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Sept. 2015.
Behind the Screen
Zoosk.com 1.1+ Million
Match.com 3.2 Million
eHarmony.com 1.2+ Million
Ignorance of the Consequences
"Delete Cyberbullying - Why Do People Cyberbully?" Delete Cyberbullying - Why Do People Cyberbully? N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Sept. 2015.
"Single and Looking? Let Us Help." 5 Best Dating Sites in Ashburn, VA. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Sept. 2015
Release of Dopamine and Seratonin
"Feel good" chemicals
These chemicals provide instant gratification to users, the same way that addictive substances do
Science Behind the Addiction
THE VICTIM AFFECT
"11 Results from Studies About Online Dating." Mental Floss. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Sept. 2015.
"Fund for Civility, Respect and Understanding - Improving the Well-being and Safety of Southern Arizona." Fund for Civility, Respect and Understanding. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Sept. 2015.
"Mother Jones." Mother Jones. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Sept. 2015.
Feel pressure to be available
Pressured to be "perfect"
"Cyberbullying Statistics." InternetSafety101.org: Statistics. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Sept. 2015.
75 percent of teens have social media accounts
Mental State of Teens
"How We Meet Our Spouses." WSJ. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Sept. 2015.
all bystanders should report signs of cyberbullying
Ramasubbu, Suren. "Influence of Social Media on Teenagers." The Huffington Post. TheHuffingtonPost.com, n.d. Web. 28 Sept. 2015.
"Constant Social Media Presence May Jeopardize Teens' Mental Health." Consumer HealthDay. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Sept. 2015.
"10 Ways Social Media Affects Mental Health." Degreed Atom. N.p., 29 Apr. 2015. Web. 28 Sept. 2015.
Udorie, June Eric. "Social Media Is Harming the Mental Health of Teenagers. The State Has to Act." Theguardian. N.p., 16 Sept. 2015. Web.
Overall, we have found social media to have a negative effect on our society.
$2 billion industry
OF PEOPLE LIE ABOUT THEIR HEIGHT, WEIGHT, OR AGE IN THEIR ONLINE DATING PROFILES.
overall: a negative effect