Social Media: like technology we all have adapted to fit modern times, we have begun to like technology, through these adaptations, we have begun to communicate through our newly developed technology through social media. In today’s society, we are all surrounded by sites such as Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and many other sites that can often times consume our lives. While social media has plenty of advantages, it also has disadvantages that often times get ignored. I love social media because it does keep me entertained most of the time and I can communicate with my friends and family around the world, I also can look up fast information, social media can help you expand your business, it has personally helped out with mine and my brothers business you can quickly go from having 2 customers to having 30 customers you can grow as an individual, but the problem is that we are all learning how to depend on social media we spend hours on our phone time goes by and 10 minutes turned into 2 hours just like that meanwhile you could’ve been doing something extremely productive that could benefit you, but we let it control us as much as we really don’t want to admit it , it does.
Social Media even if you don’t want to admit it social media plays a huge role in our lives every day, to me social media most definitely is a major part of my life every day, I honestly couldn’t imagine my life without it. I believe it’s actually quite helpful and is opening many doors for people on it. Social media, in my opinion, does a great job connecting people. Social media also keeps me updated on what is going on in the world. Typically I don’t watch the news, I find out what is going on throughout the world by what I see on Facebook or Twitter. Not only does it connect me with loved one and informs me with up to date information, social media also has opened a few doors for thousands of people. Many people have become famous of a video they have posted or because of simply how they look you know these Instagram models, but personally I believe it’s great because it can be used for growth. I don’t believe social media has impacted me in a negative way beside it distracting me sometimes from my responsibilities and me not going to sleep when I’m supposed to, now I’m a walking zombie for the rest of the day.
My impressions regarding the current state of Social Media, and its societal impact is that certain people are driven by competition, achievement, and status, the creation and portrayal of our ideal selves. They now try to be like all the people they see on social media or they make it seem like they now have a perfect life just to look good to someone they don’t know, that’s how peoples self-esteem gets ruined because they believe they live this fairy tale life and now they are upset because their reality doesn’t match their social media lies people need to stop comparing themselves to others. When you compare yourself to others, you are comparing yourself to the perception of what you think the person is. In reality, many people are presenting only their ideal selves online. Therefore, you are comparing yourself to an ideal figure, not a true representation so you really look crazy but it’s okay because a lot of us do it we don’t realize it but we see everyone posting their “perfect” lives on social so we also try to do the same as well, no it’s not right but this is what it has pretty much come down to people lying to themselves , right now social media runs our lives everything is on there , someone can literally find out where we live just by seeing a picture anything which I believe is not safe .