Social media dramatically impacts our offline lives and mental well-being; examine its benefits, risks and controversies through scientific studies, real-life anecdotes and more.
YouTube, Where the Internet Trolls Hang Out.
Internet trolls are not things that I have ever really had to deal with, nor that I have given much thought to. I have seen a lot in the media about cyberbullying, as I am sure everyone has. Fortunately, I have never been the victim of any such attack, until I recently encountered a nasty little internet troll on YouTube.
Social Media: Friend or Enemy?
Written By: Kevin Gabeci - February 23, 2021 Since the beginning of Social Media, most people have had a platform where they can express themselves. Now that Social Media is at its peak and a question is raised, are people's opinions free anymore, or has social media corrupted them? Lately, we have seen a lot of different situations regarding social media, people expressing themselves, and considering these expressions as free thought.
Ignoring The Comment Section On Social Media
It’s 3am. My boyfriend is fast asleep. Our Golden Retriever is fast asleep. And me… I’ve turned to my side with my mobile phone brightness turned right down low. I’m careful not to make sudden movements as I scroll… and scroll… and scroll.
The Problems of Social Media Trends
Social Media trends have been around since these websites first started up. If you remember things like MySpace, Bebo and the like, then you will know what I'm talking about. The drama that ensued on MySpace would quickly lead to 'trends' which involved various things to like which seemed 'cool' and harmless. But in fact, as time progressed and MySpace turned into Facebook and Facebook turned into Instagram - these trends got more and more harmful for the new teenagers growing up today.
CYBERBULLYING- A DIGITAL MENACE TO SOCIALIZATION
The current generation is of digitalization where people can meet and communicate on digital platforms. Even though there can’t be any physical interaction between people but technology enables people to keep in contact with each other.
In This Age of Disconnect
Social media has blown up in the last 2 decades, but so have mental "roadblocks". I'm a 90's kid, so I guess I just remember one's social life looking differently.
Is Targeted Advertising Turning Us into Addicts?
Social media has been on the rise in the last decade and with it has come some very unique changes to society. When I was a child, targetted advertising only existed on television. Depending on what time you watched and what channel you were watching, the companies would advertise appropriately in order to pick up the correct demographic. This was purely based on viewing statistics and nothing else. But with today's social media gathering data to the extreme, with websites knowing more about us than we do - has targeted advertising taken it too far? Is it now altering our conscious decisions on what we do day by day?
THE AGE OF ISOLATION : The New Era
The dangers of the Internet When people think of dangers on the internet , they think Dank Memes, Recycled Tiktoks, and the occasional Phishing sites, and etc. In truth those can be valid undesirable things on the internet, But what about the more psychological Dangers? In 2016 a study was given that 7.7 million people struggle with Mental illness, by the end of 2019 the numbers were 51 million. In this article Im going to uncover the hidden dangers of the Internet and how it creates mental illness
Social Media, The Double-Edged Sword
As someone who went close to two years without social media, I can say with certainty, yes there are obvious benefits to not having Instagram or Facebook BUT that isn't to say that there aren't also benefits to having social media. There are. The subject of social media isn't black and white and it's certainly not as simple as good or evil in my mind. I'll explain why.
- Second Place in Fresh Start Challenge
Quitting Instagram and Facebook for 21 days
Taking a hiatus from social media is no revolutionary idea at the start of the New Year. A survey of 2,000 people by the Wexner Medical Center finds Americans are making adjustments to social media usage. More than half have changed their social media habits over time, and 1 in 5 make it a point of taking social media breaks.
Are We Living the Dystopian Nightmare?
I woke up one morning, it was my 25th birthday and I propped myself up on my elbows and looked at the time - it was 4:30am and my alarm was about to go off. I got up and started doing my morning yoga, completed a routine by 5am and then my phone goes off. Not just that but my watch goes off. And again, that's not all - I get a notification from my bank account. Each stating that they hope I have a happy birthday. One by one: Amazon, Twitter, Apple, Facebook and even various websites where I did not even know I had an account - some I do not think I have heard off in a while. It made me aware of dystopian this nightmare really was that I was living in. The question to me was no longer 'what happens when the AI takes over?' but now it has become: 'well, it's taken over - now what do we do?'
Social Media: Mental Welfare's worst enemy?
I find a lot of mental welfare posts these days promote "you are your own happiness" or "only you can empower yourself". The reality for many dealing with mental wellness is simple; we struggle to engage with that mentality.