Every day, millions of people around the world use social networking sites to connect with friends and family, people they never met and relatives they haven’t seen for a while. But many people question the effects of Internet social networking use on our lives and wonder what, if any, are the positive effects of this new technology. There are some good and bad things about social media that come into effect in our daily lives.
Social media keep us from being stranded for hours on the side of the road, but can be distracting while driving, which may lead to accidents although you can, at least, call emergency services immediately with your cell phone if the distraction led to the accident. Facebook, Twitter, and Myspace have affected our daily lives to the extent that local and state governments change and create laws regarding cyber bulling or any type of Internet crime use to try to moderate the negative features and accentuate the positive.
Social media makes it easier for people to maintain connections with family and friends. Users can contact family members or friends at any time and parents can easily contact their children whenever they wish from nearly any location. They never have to worry about missing messages form a social media site since it is always at their finger tips. Social media helps us connect with people who even live far away which are useful for businesses and keeping in touch with family and friends.
The use of social media can be an intrusion on the family. With the limited time that families have together, social media can take away quality time that could be used to promote values and set examples for the children. In order to encourage open, personal communication within the family, members need to know that you are available and important to them. Quality, uninterrupted time spent together provides security and encourages people to get to know one another. This is a hard example to set, made even harder by the accessibility of...