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Psychologist: Social Media Causing A ‘Distancing Phenomena’ To Take Place - CBS DC

Psychologist: Social Media Causing A ‘Distancing Phenomena’ To Take Place - CBS DC | Education | Scoop.it
With over 73 percent of online adults now using a social networking site, social media has dramatically impacted the world in both positive and negative ways. It has left many people to wonder how and if social media can mentally affect people.

Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge
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Interestingly I now feel more connected to more people than ever before. Support comes at all hours of the day and night - a sentence here and there results in more communication rather than less and increased close connection with groups of peopel who share similar interests. Life is no longer so insular and I find myself supporting more causes and issues of social justice both locally and globally.

 

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Stephen Dale's curator insight, April 17, 2014 8:11 AM

The article looks at the effects on society and individuals by the evolution of social media and social networks. Perhaps not surprisingly, the author - Lemoyne College professor of psychology Krystine Batchois - finds both good and bad.

 

The downside identified by Batchos includes:

 

- cyber-bullying

- younger people adapting more to on-line interactions and therefore lacking real-life social skills

- mental health problems

 

Batcho asserts:

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“The greater the social media use over time, the life satisfaction decreases,” 

 

I think I'd agree with that. There can be no real substitute for real-world life and experience.

 

 

smadar yona's curator insight, April 19, 2014 5:25 AM

מיועד לתמיכה בכתיבת החלק של חשיבות המדיה החברתית כעולמון בפני עצמו.

תרבות חדשה שנוצרת עם כללים וחוזקות משלה

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Using Social Media Around the Globe | Social Media Today

Using Social Media Around the Globe | Social Media Today | Education | Scoop.it
Silicon Valley (the home of many hot social media platforms) is not representative of the whole US but overall, the sentiment towards social media in the USA is overall positive. There are concerns about privacy and online bullying, but most businesses have embraced social media, especially Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter, to engage with their target audience.

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