Social Media – Good And Bad Sides

Are social media great or bad? This is one of the most common questions these days. There are many aspects to the whole. It all depends on your perception of it. Social media is a new invention that many people see as revolutionary. However, some view it negatively. Social networks were created as a way to stay in touch with friends and have a smooth, easy way of doing so.

Many of your school friends may be among them. Social networks have given us the ability to communicate with others and create better relationships with those we cannot satisfy individually. They let us know about our lives, and allow us to give feedback on theirs. Social networks allow us to share our thoughts and opinions with large audiences and let them know. Social networks allow you to share your opinions on any topic matter with a large number of people. There are many options available to us. We can make groups with people we like and share information. Or ask them for their opinions or input. Numerous studies have demonstrated that users who use social media regularly are more likely to become dependent. They feel the need to check out others’ posts and post something at one point in their lives. Social networks have made it easy to interact with other people. Those who are not connected with others online may feel isolated and disconnected from the rest of the world.

Face-to–face communication and conference attendance has decreased. It sits somewhere between. These examples show that social media can be a positive or a terrible issue for society.



Jacob Cunningham is a 26-year-old education blogger and teacher who resides in the Pacific Northwest. Jacob's teaching and writing focus on the use of technology in the classroom, and he is a frequent presenter at education conferences around the country. Jacob's work has been featured on sites such as The Huffington Post, Edutopia, and TechCrunch.