People are quick to judge and claim that younger generations, such as my own, are extremely disconnected and struggle with human interaction due to technology. Speaking from my own experience, it is safe for me to say that social media has kept me more informed about not only what is going on with my friends […]Read more "Social Media for a Cause"
Social media are bringing people closer together, and allowing us to have better connections than ever before. During the advent of social media, I thought it was something to stay away from since I saw my best friends every day, and this newfangled way of communicating would just unnecessarily complicate our relationships. However, I have […]Read more "Are we using social media to get closer, or further away from each other?"
When pop culture welcomed social media into the fold, it ignited a debate on whether social media brought people closer together or ruined interpersonal interactions and set unrealistic expectations as people could maintain a near “perfect” persona using social media. While the negatives can’t be ignored, I see the benefits of social media every day on […]Read more "Social Media Unites People From All Walks of Life"
To be honest, I believe that my answer to this question changes everyday. I believe that at times, social media can bring us together but at other times, it has brought our society farther apart then it ever has been. At the beginning, people thought social media would only be a fleeting social experience, […]Read more "Is Social Media De-socializing America"
How can we bring the world together? That is the question that remains in many people’s minds today. Two words, social media. Are there downsides to social media you may ask? Yes, of course there are, as there are positives and negatives to everything. Yet, I believe that through social media, the world is becoming closer, […]Read more "Social Media is the Recipe for Bringing the World Together"
Nothing in this world is perfect, and social media is not an exception. There are many negative things about social media, whether it’s cyberbullying or just seeing what your friends are doing when they didn’t invite you, it happens to the best of us, but there are also many positives. A lot of friendships […]Read more "“We’re All in This Together” on Social Media"
Is social media “Bringing the World Closer Together?” Well, in Mark Zuckerberg’s opinion, Facebook is excelling at its new mission. But, after reviewing what other people have to say, I saw that opinions varied. While social media does create conflicts, I believe that when used correctly, it can bring us closer. In reality, social media […]Read more "Only one click away"
My sophomore year of college, I read about the “decline of American civic society”. The piece by Robert Putnam uses bowling alleys as a metaphor for the ways that American interest in civic associations and community spaces has decreased. Putnam argues the importance of social connectedness and their impacts on communities, and says that it’s nowhere as strong as […]Read more "Social Media: The New Bowling Alley"
Not even 100 years ago, people wrote letters to stay connected across long distances. Today I can write and talk with my boyfriend in Germany in real time. Social media helps us to weather long-distance relationships but also turns everyday life in one. While social media makes it such easy to connect with other people […]Read more "Social Media: A Long-Distance Relationship with the World"
While growing up, I was encouraged to experience the world around me. No matter where my strengths and passions lie, I will never turn down an opportunity to learn more about something or gain another perspective. While I think every aspect of social media has impacted my life in some way, I think Pinterest had […]Read more "Seeing the World Through Social Media"