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Are social networking sites good for society?

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Karin Brauner's picture
I learn : French (Beginner)
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Hi Edmund! 

I hope we get some replies coming in soon! 

I believe social media is good and bad. On the good side of things, I use it for networking and putting my business "out there". I reach more people and I get more work in what I love doing - teaching, counselling and writing great content in my blog to keep people informed and help them through what I write.

Bad - there's a lot of fake news, fake-ness really, out there, and we only see the good side of people's lives which might make us think that our life is the only one with struggles while everybody else is doing brilliantly by the looks of it. We don't really know what is going on behind that smiley picture. It's just one aspect of our lives that we show on social media.

Cyber bullying has become a thing and its very sad. 

But in general I think if we use social media the way it's meant to be used - to benefit us and others - then it's all good! 

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edmundhutchings's picture
I learn : English (Beginner) French (Beginner) Portuguese (Beginner) Spanish (Beginner) German (Beginner)
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Hello Karin!

I completely agree with you. Social Media has both positive and negative effects on our lives. Like you say, it's great that it allows us to reach more people when we have a business or organisation we need to promote and let people know about. It's also a great way to stay in touch with friends and family. The best thing about it though is that it is accessible to everyone (regardless of income, background etc) in the world who has an internet connection!

However, as you also mention, it can cause people to become very anxious by making them think other people look much better and lead much more exciting lives than they do. Do you think it has had a huge effect on the growth of eating disorders among young people? I certainly do. I think teenagers are bombarded (particularly on platforms like Instagram) with a constant stream of images related to an unattainable body image, portrayed by celebrities. 

You also mention that Cyber Bullying has become a real issue and you're completely right. How do you think this can be stopped? That's the tricky question.

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Adeline Dubois's picture
I learn : English (Intermediate) Spanish (Beginner)
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I think social media is a very bad developpment to society. It not only cause people to become anxious about the image of the body and facilitates the cyber bullying but it stops people from communicating face at face together. Now when I see young people in friends' groups they constantly look at their smartphones instead of look at each other. I believe this is very sad!

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