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Social Networking ProCon.org

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Are social networking sites good for society?
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Dom Cima's comment, March 13, 2013 9:07 PM
For every 93 minutes a student uses social networking their grades decrease by 0.12 points. Students who used social media had an average GPA of 3.06 versus non-users who had an average GPA of 3.82.
Dom Cima's comment, March 13, 2013 9:10 PM
Americans spent 74.0 billion minutes on social media from a home computer in July of 2012, 40.8 billion minutes on apps, and 5.7 billion minutes from a mobile device, which comes to a total of 121.1 billion minutes on social networking sites.
Tami Yaklich's comment, March 22, 2013 12:04 AM
Wow - interesting statistics
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Social Media Sickness | Graphs.net

Social Media Sickness | Graphs.net | Effects of Technology on Society | Scoop.it
Social networking has taken over the lives of individuals these days. Every person seems to be obsessed with popular online sites. There are so many exciting
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Dom Cima's comment, March 13, 2013 2:25 PM
Now in days social networking controls the lives of many. Almost every other person appears to be overwhelmed with all these famous networking sites. There is a variety of things to do and so many amazing things to see that users become extremely addicted.
Tami Yaklich's comment, March 22, 2013 12:05 AM
Vague fact here
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Effects of Social Media on Hygiene | Graphs.net

Effects of Social Media on Hygiene | Graphs.net | Effects of Technology on Society | Scoop.it
Effects of Social Media on Hygiene. The world of social media fascinates the users with numerous facilities and various things to explore. All kinds of websites and social networking sites have surfaced on the web.
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Dom Cima's comment, March 13, 2013 2:04 PM
Social media is astonishing to users all over the world with so many things to do and uncover. There are numerous social networking sites from twitter and facebook to instagram and pintrest. These sites lure users in by offering an escape from boredom and to interact with other people around the world. It would be difficult to think of a world now without social media in it. Some users have gotten so caught up in the glamour of social networking that they forget about their own personal hygiene.
Dom Cima's comment, March 13, 2013 2:13 PM
There are approximately 6.8 billion people on Earth. Of those 6.8 billion about 5.1 billion own a mobile cell phone of some sort. On the other hand of that 6.8 only around 4.2 billion own a toothbrush.
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My Findings

Social Media has been one of the fastest growing aspects of the Internet. Facebook, MySpace, Twitter and other such means of communication are being used by millions all around the world each and every day. With the emergence of these websites, people now have easier means of communication through the use of a single website. Thus, through this ease, people are resorting to using the Internet and other such means of social media to communicate at an unprecedented amount. This is especially true for teenagers today, the people we call digital natives. Rather than speaking with someone face-to-face, picking up a telephone, or writing a letter, teens use the Internet for communication. This is where I raise my question. How has the lack of face-to-face communication on social network sites affected how teenagers personally communicate?


It has come to scientists’ and psychologists’ attention that by using the social media more than face-to-face communication, there could be possible fallouts for how a teenager will act in the future. Through my research, I have found that most researchers are quite inconclusive at the time. Results are either extremely negative or profoundly positive for a teenager’s demeanor in life. On a positive note, some studies have found that through social media, teenagers are bettering the way they communicate outside of social media. When they come face-to-face with someone, their communication skills are bettered because they have ‘practiced’ on the Internet. Studies have also shown that most people teens talk to through social media are actually their friends whom they have face-to-face conversations with on a regular basis. So, in a way, face-to-face communication has remained the same even with the emergence of social media.


Researchers have also found there are many negative aspects revolving around teens using social media and face-to-face communication. A few studies showed that by using social media more and more, teens are losing their ability to read non-verbal cues from other people. Emotion and intimacy are lacking with teens and the newer generation because they do not know how to judge how someone feels outside of the emoticons and slang phrases. In another study, psychologists believe that social anxiety is starting to result from heavy social media users. Teens are afraid to speak to others in public. They, in fact, use the internet to hide behind.


Overall, the answer to my question cannot be looked at with a concise response just yet. The era of social media users is still young. Years and years of studies need to be conducted until a final answer can be found determining whether the lack of face-to-face communication will affect teenagers. Right now, there are too many ideas regarding whether it is helpful or detrimental. In my opinion, as I find more and more articles talking about this topic, I believe the negative is overpowering the positive. Social media is going to affect the way we speak and compose ourselves out from behind the wall of the internet.


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Dom Cima's comment, March 11, 2013 2:22 PM
Researchers have discovered that there are many negative outlooks concerning teens using social networking and human interaction. Some studies show that the more often teens use social networking they are less likely to understand emotional signs from other people. This is a result of teens using slang words and emojis to show their emotions rather than displaying them in person. Also other researchers have found that teens that using social networking too much can lead to social anxiety. This means they are afraid to confront and talk to other people and would rather "hide behind" the internet to do so.
Dom Cima's comment, March 13, 2013 10:09 AM
Everyday millions of people go onto sites such as twitter and facebook. Thanks to these websites people can communicate with much less difficulty now. Because of this is so convient to use, people are taking advantage of it and using it to much, this mainly applies to teenagers. Teens would rather go onto one of these sites to communicate than write a letter, talk on the phone, or even talk to them in person.
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Social Media Mood Effects Depression Facebook Twitter

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“Social media—Twitter, Instagram, Facebook—can create a false sense of connection with people,” says Sheri Meyers, PsyD, a therapist in Los Angeles (and author of Chatting or Cheating) “And, it's immediate and 24/7, ...
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Dom Cima's comment, March 13, 2013 8:50 PM
Studies have shown that every time a person receives a notification on twitter, facebook, instagram etc. they get a dosage of dopamine. You may also know this as the "Feel-Good" chemical that is in your brain. It gets released when something exciting happens to you for example sky diving or in some cases doing drugs.
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Facebook Like Button Facts | Graphs.net

Facebook Like Button Facts | Graphs.net | Effects of Technology on Society | Scoop.it
The Facebook like button is, without a doubt, the world's most popular website widget. Having been installed on over 125,000,000 websites (over 20% of the
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Social media plays large part in self image - FIUSM

Social media plays large part in self image
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Studies have shown that living in a world so permeated by networking sites has had alarming, even adverse, effects on users.
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Dom Cima's comment, March 12, 2013 2:08 PM
Andrew T. Stephen and Keith Wilcox are researchers that have discovered that people that use social networking too much are often associated with having low credit scores, greater chance of debt, and more prone to obesity. They also found out, along with other researchers, that the social network boosts ones confidence which then lowers the ability of self-control
Dom Cima's comment, March 13, 2013 10:26 AM
"Social media has become a vital part of everyday life", some people might consider that statement to be a hyperbole, but now in days its becoming more and more true. Some studies show that people living in a time that is so a custom to using social networking sites can have a startling effect on people. Professors from the University of Pittsburgh and Columbia University have performed a study called the Journal of Consumer Research. This study shows that people who use facebook have increased stages of confidence due to friends giving positive comments.
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Tami Yaklich's comment, March 22, 2013 12:06 AM
A lot of the info you've provided here is word for word from your sources - you should be primarily paraphrasing!