Lehigh CSE 252 Spring 2018
4 months, 1 week ago
Social media makes people ignorant because it creates a phantom source of power, i.e. the number of followers one has, and this power can AND will be abused in the real world. Social media also means that this power means that people online may support support the popular instead of the correct.
6 months, 3 weeks ago
Social media can hurt a user's ability to maintain focus and consume traditional content like literature
social media campaigns such as the ALS ice bucket challenge are outliers and do not make up for the potentially billions of daily users that are negatively impacted
Research shows that social media may interfere with people's sleep schedules, leading to an overall decrease in productivity due to lack of sleep.
Social media provides more efficient communication
distracts people from other important things such as face-to-face interactions and driving
Degrades personal privacy. When you re paying for the product, you are the product.
People like Kyrie Irving can find an echo chamber of similar people who believe the flat earth theory.
Social media allows people to easily convey important messages to mass numbers of people and to gain support quickly and efficiently for social causes
Can be addicting and very distracting.
Ex: people are so addicted to technology, that cell phones had to be banned while driving
faster and more efficient ways to communicate with each other
Negatively affect youth’s growth
aspect of anonymity provides a cover for committing heinous acts.
Personal privacy can be invaded.
Distracts its users and addictive.
news at fingertips - keeps us up to date with what is happening in the world
"if you're not paying for the product, then you are the product"
It allows a minority opinion to be heard. For example, victims of sexual assault, survivors of war, and many other facets.
assuming that social media is bad for society, should the government regulate social media?
Ideas, which are probably the most powerful, longest lasting things in this world, can be spread at the touch of a button.
social media is distracting and makes it hard to read traditional text
The internet/social media allows for users to connect with one another from various distances in ways that would not be possible without it.
it facilitates communication - not only socially, but also professionally.
it can bring people together with similar interests or experiences and create more inclusive communities
Social media helps us to connect with friend and family, and create new ones.
Can donate money instantly to non-profits
At the push of a button, a social media user can donate money to charities for good causes.
provides advertising space for companies jobs, thereby improving the economy
Social media allow advertising space for businesses to reach more consumers.
6 months, 3 weeks ago
Excessive time consuming
Especially, people who are addicted.
It supports existing social ties by allowing people to connect with each other in ways they otherwise could not
Social media provides fast and reliable means of communication. It removes barriers of communication, such as distance.
many of the opposing arguments argue in a way that blames the tech, and tech isn't inherently good or evil, it's really based on the users. And most users are good people
Social media can be used to help raise money for issues that are important to people.
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it can also have very harmful consequences such as phones distracting drivers
can shed light on larger societal problems as well as organizing and leading social justice movements
Allows humans to hide behind screens, remove face to face interaction
Social Media has addictive qualities. People may prioritize their social media profile than their real life.
Social media is Addictive, dangerous, distracts from face to face interaction
social media changes the way people think and how they act, both online and in real life
It allows people to adopt sedentary lifestyle habits and sleep disruption.
Connects people with common interests
Social Media allows people to read about different news that they may not have seen before.
stay connected in a way not previously feasible. Instant communication can deepen relationships and expand their network (social and professional).
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Many methods of communicating via social media (posting instagram pictures, posting updates to facebook walls, or sharing content on these types of sites) are not directly social; they only bring the illusion of connecting with other people.
Social media can allow for people's personal lives to be exposed to the public opening them up to potential criminals taking advantage of a situation as simple as a family being on vacation.
Affects the way that users think in that they become more distracted/concerned with online content when offline. Examples include (the more extreme) distracted drivers that lead to a significant amount of deaths each year and (the less extreme) individual's being unable to focus on reading a book.
Echo chambers form on social media sites and can inspire movements with bad intent to thrive, for example terrorist cells and catfishing
allows for anonymous users to say hurtful words online and face no punishment for it. People saying things while hiding online would not say the same things in person.
Can be the reason that people go through mood and behavior changes through lack of sleep, way you interact with people or how you deal with stress
Social Media creates opportunities for people to lie about their identity and steal other peoples' identity.
Social media interrupts face to face communication, and creates addiction.
Gives people of all backgrounds a place to speak their minds and find people who relate.
Ability to raise awareness on serious topics is faster.
Social media provides a chance for shy people to make friends. It keeps people in touch and have information.
Has negative health benefits such as lack of sleep
benefits the economy by helping business and advertisement.
It facilitates helping important causes as one can donate to disaster relief or fund a Kickstarter almost instantaneously
People with similar interests can interact easily
Can be a dangerous echo chamber
Facilitate connection/ instastant communication
people can speak their minds and make a positive impact
Social media changes the way people think and has addictive qualities
opens up a whole new field of marketing
Allows quiet people to share their thoughts and beliefs.
It weakens individual privacy
Gain social capital