The topic I am choosing to discuss is the harmful effect social media can have on individuals as well as society as a whole. Starting my research on this topic I discovered a site that brought to attention some serious issues. With the world of social media growing, our lives have become more and more public, it seems as if everyone knows even the most private of information about their peers. Another negative effect it mentions is that some people have a “false sense of connection” through social media. People can distinguish the difference between meaningful connections and causal connections we make online.The rise of social media use has caused a decline in productivity, people chose to spend more of their time and energy on social media than they do getting things done. With this new wave in technology it has us questioning how much has our lives changed because of social networking programs and what will this hold for us. Will it benefit us or harm us? How can we help to prevent these negative effects? Many questions can be asked on this subject.
Jung, Brian. “The Negative Effect of Social Media on Society and Individuals .” Chron. Accessed 17 Nov. 2016.