Building connections 

Social media has a number of advantages. One of the most prominent ones is the ability to stay in touch with friends and family. Prior to having MySpace or Facebook, people would easily disconnect with former coworkers, classmates, and friends. These days, even if you aren’t affiliated with the same organization or school, you can still remain in touch. In addition to this, we are able to reconnect with people we’ve lost touch with over the years. Facebook, for example, allows us to find each other through search of mutual friends, last name, hometown, job, the organizations, etc. For instance, say someone Continue reading

Advertisements

The biggest social media concerns

post3_webThere’s several positive and negative aspects about the usage of social media. In this post, I’ll be focusing on the negative side and bring to light some concerns regarding misuse of the social platform and how it can affect us on a personal level .

Social media can be deceiving. Even if we aren’t aware of it, there’s always some type of manipulation and control. What a social network can do for someone is create a profile of any given characteristics and qualities, and convert that into an active member of that network. Being able to identify whether the person featured on the profile  actually exists or its just a fictional, made-up character is nearly impossible. Continue reading

Are we trying to disconnect?

post2_webHaving a social media account means having to check up on it every so often. Many people find it so distracting, it takes away time from their every day lives, making it difficult to build interpersonal relationships. While we claim that social media allows us to connect with people more easily, we are losing sense of the real world and what is in front of us.

So, how do we prioritize? On one hand we have our online friends and connections. We interact with them through messages, photos, videos,etc. All communications goes through Continue reading

Social Media is a lifestyle

post-1_web

In the  United States alone, people spent an average of 10 hours a day on social media in 2016. Everywhere you go, and everything you see; whether it is the mall, a restaurant or an ad on TV, there’s some form of social media. It is used for several different types of purposes including advertising, politics, religion, education, entertainment, sports,  fashion trends, etc. It has become a lifestyle; the norm. It would be considered ‘weird’ not having it as part of our

Continue reading