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I believe that their is a postitive affect in social media because it builds up confidence and allows people to stay organized and in the loop. It has been around since the 80's. In an interesting DM article apparently 30 million of us who use the internet visit social networking websites such as Myspace, Facebook, and Bebo. Social media can also help find a missing person.
The first reason social media has helped is because it lets you stay in touch with friends and family.
You can get to know other students at your school or stay connected with other people who share a common interest. It also helps strengthen long distance relationships. For example, I have a friend whose parents got divorced and his dad lives far away from him. He said, "The only way we can communicate is through facebook". I personally think facebook is a neat website that can help with communication. In the article "Teens in Survey Paint Positive Picture of Effect of Social Media on Their lives" I read that "Half of teens said social networks have helped their friendship" and I also agree with this.
The second reason that it has helped is that it keeps us up to date with what's going on. A reporter from a social media article stated that "Many teens express an almost-like wearness with the pressures of constant texting and posting involved in their lives". People post and text online to express themselves. I talked to my sister this morning, and asked her how social media has helped her in life and she said "It provides me reminders for meets or practices for cross country".
I thought that was really intersting and I also believe it helps teachers with things like that too. Since theyre always busy and forget things I think they need some kind of reminder to remind them.
Finally, the third reason that social media has helped is that it makes you feel less lonely or if you're not having a good day talking to your friends online can change your mood for the day. In the same social media article it said, "Many teenagers say that using social networking sites makes them feel more confident, popular, out going, and sympathetic to others". So this is why social media is helpful for your life and others.
Most parents I know and some teachers think social media has a negative perspective on it thinking it's just a waste of time. But in cases like having communication with far away relatives, getting reminders or just by expressing yourself can bring a postive effort in your life style.
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