Thoughts about the social media…
“All of us who professionally use the mass media are the shapers of society. We can vulgarise that society. We can brutalise it. Or we can help lift it onto a higher level.” William Bernbach
It’s just my observation that many of my friends slowed down their Facebook interaction if not totally abandoned it. Others switched to a different media platform, the Instagram…
Did a little research and the following raised my eyebrows…simply made sense. The reality I’ve been thinking if I continue sharing my thoughts, weighed the pros and cons. Deep in my heart writing is my outlet to share my positive outlook, inspirational thoughts to empower my friends with my cheerfulness or enthusiasm. I am a professional writer…absolutely love it!
Following are the results of my research unabridged…
What causes social media to lose its popularity?
In the past years, many social media websites where made and they all seem somewhat similar, so that led some of them to lose popularity. Things such as being fed up of advertisements, concerned over privacy, peers not using it and being to old for it are all reasons of them losing
What are the 3 main reasons why social media is bad?
Social media harms
However, social media use can also negatively affect teens, distracting them, disrupting their sleep, and exposing them to bullying, rumor spreading, unrealistic views of other people’s lives and peer pressure.
What are the 6 dangers of social media?
cyberbullying (bullying using digital technology)
invasion of privacy. Yea…. I’ve seen people write about my family and their business, that think they know my family. Absurd! They don’t!
your child seeing offensive images and messages.
the presence of strangers who may be there to ‘groom’ other members.
What is toxic about social media?
It Can Contribute to Depression
More than once, research has found a concerning connection between social media and depression. While social media can absolutely be an enjoyable activity, spending too much time on it — especially if you’re consuming the wrong kind of content — can feel like a big cloud over your head.
What are toxic effects of social media?
However, multiple studies have found a strong link between heavy social media and an increased risk for depression, anxiety, loneliness, self-harm, and even suicidal thoughts. Social media may promote negative experiences such as: Inadequacy about your life or appearance.
What experts say about social media?
Excess social media use is associated with anxiety and depression, poor sleep, declining school or work performance, negative self-beliefs, poor self-esteem, and problems regulating emotions. Excess social media use can promote narcissistic tendencies. Excess social media use can cause a social media addiction.
How does social media affect body image?
Social media can expose users to hundreds or even thousands of images and photos every day, including those of celebrities and fashion or fitness models, which we know leads to an internalization of beauty ideals that are unattainable for almost everyone, resulting in greater dissatisfaction with body weight and shape. …
How does Instagram affect self-esteem?
Research shows that the more time people spend on Facebook and Instagram, the more they compare themselves socially. This social comparison is linked, among other things, to lower self-esteem and higher social anxiety.
Why posting on social media is a waste of time?
Waiting for engagement = waste of time
It ensures your post gets views and starts reaching your audience. However, if you post on different social media every day, you may find yourself sitting for hours around. This is because you may be waiting to reply to the first comments and get your first ‘like’.