Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Social Media

The idea of social media has expanded significantly in the past ten years. The new phenomemon of being connected to every aspect of the social world in the matter of seconds, has society addicted. We have all become victoms of this new form of communication. In many ways this is a positive advancement to our society however, with these positive aspects there are also negitive ones as well.

I can admit that I am a victim to this contemporary social media to the largest extent. From the moment I wake up in the morning to the time I go to bed at night, life is filled with the newest forms of electronic devices and forms of communication. Facebook mobile, emails, IM, and Twitter fill the day unconsciously. The desire for the newest and most popular moblie device or computer has our society attatched to this lifestyle. These forms of social media keep our world connected and informed. They provided places for people to share ideas, beliefes, and remain in touch with family around the world. There are various different perspectives on this topic, but I beleive the positive aspects outweigh the negitive aspects of online media. These new forms of communication have obviously created such a positive advancement and change in society, however many people have become obsessed with them. This can become an addiction when society abuses our social advacments. Sitting on facebook all day long rather then conversating with your friends and family around you is not what these forms of communication were designed for. If society abuses social media it can become a problem, but if they are used for the purposes they were ment for, social media is a positive advancement that continues to improve our world today.

"This is perhaps the most beautiful time in human history; it is really pregnant with all kinds of creative possibilities made possible by science and technology which now constitute the slave of man - if man is not enslaved by it." ~Jonas Salk

The topic of social media is extremely attractive to me and much of society's contemporary youth culture. I have a strong interest in learning more about these social networking sites. For thoes who are not enslaved by this new phenomena, social media provides us with a constructive social enviroment and connects us to the world in which we live.

1 comment:

  1. you seem conflicted, though, and there has been significant criticism relating to media addiction.