Facebook hinders social interaction because it lets us create a version of ourselves that is completely different than who we really are, it can be addictive if over used, and it also can make us very lonely and depressed. Facebook gives us the power to change anything and everything about ourselves. If we don’t like something about ourselves, we can change it with just one click of a mouse. Due to bullying, some kids and teenagers, even adults change their whole look and lifestyle on Facebook, because they can be whoever they want to be behind a computer or phone screen. They can do this with little to no ridicule from others, by changing their likes, dislikes, hobbies, etc.
“likes” measures the about of new likers of a brand. b. Carmex: engagements are more important than likes because you can have people “like” pages with promotions without any knowledge of the product or true interest to ever purchase the products. A lot of ‘likes can provide inaccurate information due to the amount of individuals that simply click it without reading. 3 a. Engagement: Connecting to the Facebook audience by posting quality content daily that might attract consumers and gives them an opportunity to engage.
You are able to get connected with old friends and refresh your bond. It also helps people to find online friends with common interests living in different locations and then make this virtual friendship a real world friendship. When you are caught up in a tiring task and want a quick refreshing break, Facebook proves to be highly favorable. Negative Effects on Society The biggest drawback of Facebook is that it has a very narrow border line between favorite pass time and addiction. One starts using it initially to catch friends and ultimately ends up with a lot of lavish time in taking playful quizzes and exploring various Facebook applications.
I instantly whip out my Iphone and “Google” my question. If I can’t find the answer right away, I just think it doesn’t exist (Dufour, 2012, p. 1). With the effect of too much dependency on modern technology we get too addicted where we are holding our mobile phones 24/7. “A human being has a 24/7 technology habit, even checking messages in the bathroom and all sorts of places” (Soong, 2009, p. 1) Also, technology makes us lazy where we rely too much on technology. The disadvantages of technology that
Carter Campbell Mr. Abedinifard ENG 102 (AS25) 31 Oct 2014 In his essay “Is Google Making Us Stupid”, published in The Atlantic, Nicolas Carr expresses his opinions on the effect the internet has on people’s attentions spans and their intelligence. Carr talks about how reading lengthy articles has become more challenging for him as his internet usage increases. “Immersing myself in a book or article used to be easy. That’s rarely the case anymore” (92). Not only does Carr believe this but states others, including friends and colleagues are also experiencing this affect.
What is the role of e-commerce and Web 2.0 technologies in Facebook’s widespread popularity? Businesses use social networking sites to harvest a vast amount of information about users and their preferences for many different products and services to create carefully targeted promotions. Businesses use the site to interact with potential customers. The sites are so “sticky” that they have become very powerful marketing tools. Users are reluctant to leave for fear of leaving the rest of their friends behind.
As an avid user of Facebook myself, I find it hard to believe that at one point it didn't exist. In fact, it has become so much a part of people's lives that you can learn their life story just by checking their page. Their friends, likes and dislikes, relationship status, phone number, address, everything. Sounds a little dangerous. There are positive and negative effects that Facebook has on people, and they can be quite significant.
The professional networking site LinkedIn even allows users to request introductions to business people who are known to their contacts. The potential of this enhanced connectivity is huge; whereas once you would be left sifting through business cards after a networking event, trying to remember details about each person, you can now easily look up a connection’s credentials and business interests on their social media profile. Facebook has a range of services designed to help businesses market themselves more effectively, including the ability to target advertising at the precise demographic groups that are likely to respond favorably. Business owners can also use this service for effective promotion, as explained in this Twitter for Business online course. The primary disadvantage of social networking is that most people do not know how to network effectively.
Your one of them aren’t you? One of the teenagers who can’t think for yourself online anymore and you’re too afraid to express your own opinion, because of peer pressure and this new “like” culture. You’re hiding behind this mask and not showing your true form online, because you might be ridiculed and un-accepted by everyone for sharing your opinion. You should be focusing on school, homework and just living, not getting addicted to tweeting or updating your Facebook status. Those tweets or statuses you make have to get enough “likes” or comments, or you won’t “belong” or “be popular”.
Social Networking Facebook and Twitter are two well-known social networking sites used worldwide. Primarily focused on high school and college students they allow us the accessibility to stay in touch with family and friends. We can post pictures, messages, and share information from the comfort of our own computers or smart phones. As harmless as this sounds, these sites have negative effects that outweigh the positive. These negative effects often cause distractions that don’t allow students to perform to their full potential.