By now, we are all aware that social media has had a tremendous impact on our culture, in business, on the world-at-large. Media reflects and creates the culture and mass media is a significant force in modern culture.
Communities and individuals are bombarded constantly with messages from a multitude of sources including TV, billboards, and magazines, to name a few.
The media reflects and projects the view of a minority elite, which controls it, but personal perspective plays a more powerful role in how the audience members interpret those messages.
There is no doubt that the media influences us.
These messages promote not only products, but moods, attitudes, and a sense of what is and is not important.
It was not to long ago only political and business leaders, as well as the few notorious outlaws, were famous. It is only in recent times have actors, singers, and other social elites become celebrities or “stars.”
So it is important to dwell on the negative influences of media because these can change the dynamics of the society for the worse.
The current level of media saturation has not always existed, technological advancements and the availability of gadgets to young people, are now creating social networks, which act as a stupidity X-ray:
Facebook and Twitter being two of the more prominent.
The negative influences of both are vast.
Facebook can become a source of relational confusion and distress.
It disrupts a person’s sense of autonomy and privacy as well as the stability of the relationship. Affecting the physical self, the emotions, the psychological aspect, and even the spiritual stand of many people.
One negative influence can trigger another negative effect and this can cause a chain of reaction leading to destruction of relationships in society.
Interacting with a monitor and keyboard means people feel less empathy.
A child hits the age of 18, he must have seen about 200,000 acts of violence on television alone.
What most of the programs they see and hear send the false notion that in every conflict there has to be a winner and a loser, thus making them believe that violence is a successful means of resolving conflicts.
Facebook Narcissism is excessive self-love, inflated self-importance and unjustified feelings of entitlement. Posting large amounts of information on your profile page in my view can be perceived as narcissistic. You’re an asshole for expecting strangers to care about your forty favorite movies.
Are either of them doing any good?
What are some of the real impacts, both positive and negative, that social media has had on our society?
Every politician worth his salt needs to jump on the social media bandwagon. This is because social websites have played an important role in many elections around the world,
They have also served to rally people for a cause, and have inspired mass movements and political unrests in many countries, AND IT IS NOT BEYOND THE PALE TO SAY THEY HAVE CONTRIBUTED TO THE RECENT TERRIBLE EVENTS WE ARE WITNESSING. Many introverts and socially reclusive users place too much emphasis on virtual interaction, and ignore the real world outside.
Facebook and other social media offer platform for obsessions with self-image and shallow friendships. Young people are becoming increasingly narcissistic, and obsessed with self-image and shallow friendships.
IF Facebook is to be a place where people go to repair their damaged ego and seek social support, it is vitally important to discover the potentially negative communication one might find on Facebook and the kinds of people likely to engage in them. Ideally, people will engage in pro-social Facebooking rather than anti-social me-booking.
The way that children are being educated is focussing more and more on the importance of self-esteem – on how you are seen in the eyes of others. THIS HAS TO CHANGE.
Many companies perform a background check on the Internet before hiring an employee. If a prospective employee has posted something embarrassing on social media, it can drastically affect their chances of getting the job.
Here are three facts about Facebook that will blow your mind
1. Half of the world’s online population now log into Facebook at least once a month – that’s 1.49 billion people.
2. One in every five minutes on a mobile phone is spent on Facebook.
3. Over 1.5 billion searches are made on the site every day.
Revenue has hit $4.04bn in the three months ended June 30, from $2.91bn in the same period last year.
Here is one of their promotions.
Maybe you got a new job or are ready to break open your piggy bank. You can let your pals know that your mind is on money. If you’re seeing dollar signs, this is the ideal emoticon to post in a chat message or on a timeline. You’ll be able to express everything you feel when you share our emoticons with your FB friends.
You may well ask: Do I use Facebook. Yes I do, but I don’t want Facebook writing my epitaph its my god-given opportunity to show off.
“toxic” elements of narcissistic personality disorder.